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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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How 20 minutes of intense exercise can boost memory

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 02:00:00 PST

New research shows that intense physical activity increases levels of a protein that helps brain cells grow and function better. This may improve memory.

What you need to know about PRP

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:00:00 PST

A look at PRP, a process used to reduce inflammation. Included is detail on costs and the side effects, plus conditions it can help.

Getting chores done may add years to your life

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research shows that light and moderate physical activity — which usually define our simple, daily activities — may significantly reduce mortality risk.

Your dog could help you live longer

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

Your pooch is not just great company. A new study finds that our four-legged friends could reduce the likelihood of premature death.

Aerobic exercise: 'A maintenance program for the brain'

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

Researchers have found that aerobic exercise can slow down the age-related decrease in brain size and help to prevent cognitive function decline.

Exercise may protect you from glaucoma

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PST

The results of a new study show that people who engage in moderate- to vigorous-intensity exercise have a 73 percent lower risk of developing glaucoma.

Brisk walking may help older women live longer

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PST

A study of physical activity in older women tied brisk walking or similar exercise to a 60–70 percent lower risk of early death, compared with inactivity.

Strength training may lower early death risk

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

Emerging research suggests that strength training is at least as important as low-intensity, or aerobic, exercises. It may even help lower death risk.

What is clenbuterol?

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 09:00:00 PST

Learn all about clenbuterol, a drug that many people use illegally as a weight-loss and bodybuilding agent. This article looks at its uses and risks.

What is nociceptive pain?

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 06:00:00 PST

Nociceptive pain is caused by physical trauma, such as a sports injury, arthritis, dental procedure, or even stubbing a toe. Learn more.

What causes blisters on the feet?

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 09:00:00 PST

Learn all about why blisters might form on the feet. What can be done to treat and prevent them, and when is it recommended to see a doctor?

Getting fit with friends may boost life quality

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 08:00:00 PST

New research suggests that exercising with a group of people rather than on your own brings more mental, emotional, and physical benefits overall.

What is a hairline fracture?

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 07:00:00 PST

A look at hairline fractures, a condition resulting in small cracks in the bones of the lower leg. Included is detail on the risk factors.

What you need to know about dyskinesia

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 05:00:00 PST

We look at dyskinesia, including the main symptoms and treatment options. Learn more about this condition that results in involuntary movements here.

Why does the top of my foot hurt?

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:00:00 PST

Learn about some of the more common causes of pain on top of the foot and what can be done to treat them. This article also looks at foot care tips.

Exercise does not prevent blocked arteries, study finds

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:00:00 PST

A longitudinal study suggests that, contrary to expectations, spending more than 7.5 hours per week exercising does not protect against blocked arteries.

Calculating how many calories are burned in a day

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:00:00 PST

Learn how to work out how many calories are burned per day, including specific totals for different types of activities and exercises.

Everything you need to know about ketones

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 03:00:00 PST

Ketone is a chemical produced by the body when fats are broken down for energy. In this article, we explain ketone tests and how to understand the results.

Ketone salts: Do they really improve athletic performance?

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 02:00:00 PST

A new study investigates whether ketone salt nutritional supplements do more harm than good when it comes to athletic performance.

Just 1 hour of exercise per week could prevent depression

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PST

Researchers found that 1 hour of weekly exercise can help to prevent depression, whereas a lack of physical activity increases risk of the disorder.

What is heat exhaustion? Symptoms and treatment

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PST

Heat exhaustion occurs if the body is dehydrated and is unable to regulate its internal temperature. In this article, learn about the signs and symptoms.

How to get an Adonis belt

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 05:00:00 PST

How do you get an Adonis belt? Learn more here about the best exercises and techniques to employ to achieve this physical goal in the gym.

How exercise rejuvenates cells, extending lifespan

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PST

A new study sheds light on how exercise benefits the body and promotes muscle health by unraveling what goes on at the cellular level.

Just 30 minutes of activity on 5 days could save lives

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PST

A new study of wealthy and less wealthy nations finds that physical activity of all types can reduce deaths and heart disease risks.

What is an avulsion fracture? Treatment and recovery

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 03:00:00 PST

An avulsion fracture is when a tendon or ligament pulls a piece of fractured bone away. In this article, we look at the causes, treatments, and outlook.