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Sports medicine bridges the gap between science and practice in the promotion of exercise and health, and in the scientific assessment, study and understanding of sports performance. Sports medicine covers subjects such as sports injury prevention and tre



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Another reason to exercise: Burning bone fat - a key to better bone health

Mon, 22 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

It's a fat-burning secret anyone interested in bone health should know. For the first time, UNC School of Medicine researchers show that exercising burns the fat found within bone marrow and offers...



Smokers with low muscle mass may be likelier to die

Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study finds a correlation between a loss of chest muscle mass and death risk among smokers with and without chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.



Weekly steroids strengthen and repair muscles

Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Weekly doses of glucocorticoid steroids, such as prednisone, help speed recovery in muscle injuries, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study.



Just 14 days of physical inactivity can raise risk of chronic disease

Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Get up and get moving! New research finds that just 2 weeks of physical inactivity can lead to metabolic changes that increase the risk of chronic disease.



A leisurely walk can boost mood, psychological well-being

Sat, 13 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

There may be no need to hit the gym to boost your psychological well-being; new research suggests that a simple leisurely stroll should do the trick.



Jogging for 30 minutes per day could slow cellular aging by 9 years

Thu, 11 May 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Get your running shoes on; a new study finds that jogging for 30 to 40 minutes on 5 days per week could reduce biological aging by 9 years.



Six fixes for anterior pelvic tilt

Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn how to do a variety of stretches and strengthening exercises that improve posture and help correct an anterior pelvic tilt.



Stretching may reduce walking pain among peripheral artery disease patients

Mon, 08 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Simple calf muscle stretching may reduce leg pain when walking and increase blood flow for people living with peripheral artery disease, according to a preliminary abstract presented at the American...



Can swearing increase your physical strength?

Sat, 06 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A recent study from Keele University finds that the act of swearing out loud can increase strength and power output in physical challenges.



The science of 'hitting the wall'

Thu, 04 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Runners, swimmers, and cyclists are familiar with the phenomenon of "hitting the wall" when the connection between brain and body feels like it's been lost: You know that you're still trying to move...



'Exercise-in-a-pill' steps closer with new study

Wed, 03 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have identified a chemical compound that, in mice, boosted aerobic endurance by 70 percent by mimicking the body's response to exercise.



How to lower your A1C levels: A healthful guide

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

The A1C test indicates how well people are maintaining their blood glucose levels. Learn how certain foods and exercise can help lower these levels.



Physical activity may ward off heart damage

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Physical activity can lower the risk of heart damage in middle-aged and older adults and reduce the levels of heart damage in people who are obese, according to research published in JACC: Heart...



Exercise boosts brain power in over 50s, concludes latest meta-analysis

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The effect of exercise on the aging brain is still much debated. The latest review takes an in-depth look, concluding that physical activity is beneficial.



Good news for cyclists: You might live longer

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Commuting to work on a bicycle reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and death from all causes. Forget the bus, and get back in the saddle.



Swap caffeine for stair-walking to boost energy, motivation

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Study reveals that adults who walked up and down stairs for 10 minutes showed greater increases in energy and motivation than those who consumed caffeine.



Drinking beetroot juice before exercising boosts brain performance

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Older adults who drank a beetroot juice supplement before exercising showed greater connectivity in an area of the brain that helps to control movement.



What makes us move? Mouse study sheds light

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New mouse study examines the brain activity that motivates us to be physically active and finds a new type of brain cell that stops us from being immobile.



Exercise associated with improved heart attack survival

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Chances of survival increased as amount of exercise rose.Exercise is associated with improved survival after a heart attack, according to research published in the European Journal of Preventive...



Wrist-worn activity trackers offer inconsistent heart rate data

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Wrist-worn activity trackers that measure heart rate with a light-emitting diode offer inconsistent heart rate data.



Pedometers increase activity and decrease fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis patients

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Providing pedometers, with and without providing step targets, to individuals with rheumatoid arthritis increased activity levels and decreased fatigue in a recent study.



Why do some people fail to respond to exercise?

Sat, 01 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research suggests a protein secreted by the liver - selenoprotein P - may explain why some people respond differently to the same types of exercise.



Inactive teens develop lazy bones, study finds

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Inactive teens have weaker bones than those who are physically active, according to a new study.



Parkinson's: 2.5 hours of weekly exercise benefits mobility, quality of life

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Researchers have found that patients with Parkinson's disease who exercise for at least 2.5 hours weekly have slower declines in mobility and life quality.



A-fib and exercise: Health benefits and risks

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

How can someone with atrial fibrillation keep fit safely? In this article, we look at the best methods to reduce symptoms and improve heart health.