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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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Cycling to work could make your day less stressful

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:00:00 PDT

If, like many people, you are a victim of workplace stress, a new study suggests that cycling to work instead of driving could help to diminish this.

Teens get as much physical activity as 60-year-olds, study shows

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Teenagers might get less physical activity than previously believed, according to a new study by researchers from the Johns Hopkins University.

How can exercise improve body image?

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study examines the psychological effects of a single exercise session on young women and shows how working out can make us feel stronger and thinner.

How does the brain respond to a single bout of exercise?

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new review examines the data available on the neurochemical, cognitive, and behavioral effects of a single session of physical activity.

Metabolic syndrome: An hour of resistance training per week may cut risk

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 07:00:00 PDT

New research reveals that under 1 hour per week of resistance exercise, independent of aerobic exercise, is tied to lower risk of metabolic syndrome.

Six sciatica stretches for pain relief

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Sciatica can be an uncomfortable symptom of back, pelvis, or hip problems. In this article, we look at stretches which can help manage the pain.

Study reveals neurological mechanism in concussions

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 09:00:00 PDT

New research shows how blows to the head cause swellings in the neurons' axons, providing insights into how different-aged neurons process concussions.

Best exercises and postures for ankylosing spondylitis

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Following an exercise routine can help people with ankylosing spondylitis manage their symptoms and slow the progression of the condition.

Exercising with bronchitis: Is it safe?

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about exercise and lung health. What are the considerations and precautions for exercising with acute and chronic bronchitis?

Competitive football players have superior vision, study suggests

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

The visual abilities of competitive football players are substantially better than those of healthy non-athletes, according to the first-ever comprehensive assessment of visual function in English...

Running multiple marathons does not increase risk of atherosclerosis

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Running multiple marathons does not increase the risk of atherosclerosis, according to research published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.

Extensor tendonitis: Causes, recovery, and prevention

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 11:00:00 PDT

In this article learn about extensor tendons and what causes extensor tendonitis. What are the symptoms? How is it diagnosed and treated?

Buckle fractures: Risk factors and recovery

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Common in children, buckle fractures occur when one side of a bone bends rather than breaking. In this article, learn about the symptoms and treatment.

Bouldering may help to treat depression

Mon, 29 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Bouldering is not only good for physical health, but mental health, too. New research has found that the sport may help to reduce symptoms of depression.

No motivation to exercise? Focus less on intensity, and more on happiness

Mon, 29 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research suggests that focusing less on the intensity of physical activity and more on happiness and success may boost women's motivation to exercise.

Low physical activity increases risk of bladder, kidney cancer

Thu, 25 May 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A new study investigates the link between chronic physical inactivity and the risk of developing bladder cancer and kidney cancer.

Fitness trackers accurately measure heart rate but not calories burned, study finds

Thu, 25 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Millions of people wear some kind of wristband activity tracker and use the device to monitor their own exercise and health, often sharing the data with their physician. But is the data accurate?

Chronic anabolic steroid use may damage heart, arteries

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Long-term anabolic-androgenic steroid use may reduce the heart's ability to pump blood throughout the body, according to new research in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation.

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.