Tag Archives: Exercise

  • October 13, 2015

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    Preventing Cramps During Exercise

    Q: Is there any way to prevent or treat muscle cramps, particularly in the hamstring, during exercise?


    A: Many of us who exercise have heard that sweating and dehydration cause cramps. But the latest science suggests otherwise. In one

  • October 7, 2015

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    Homing In on the Source of Runner’s High

    We’ve probably all heard someone exclaim, “Ah, my endorphins are kicking in!” at the end of a good run. Endorphins are famous for supposedly producing “runner’s high,” that fleeting sense of calm and euphoria that engulfs many of us after a satisfying workout.<

  • September 29, 2015

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    It’s My Nervous System That’s Lazy

    The human nervous system ensures that the body reserves its energy and expends as few calories as possible with every movement. Now, a new study reports that the nervous system performs this

  • September 22, 2015

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    For Athletes, the Risk of Too Much Water

    Are we, with the best of intentions, putting young athletes at risk when we urge them to drink lots of fluids during steamy sports practices and games?


    A new report about overhydration in sports suggests that under certain circumstance

  • September 15, 2015

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    Why Runners Get Slower With Age (and How Strength Training May Help)

    Young runners are different from you and me. They have more speed. And to achieve that swiftness, they use certain leg muscles quite differently than runners past age 50 do, according to a new study of runners’ strides at different ages. The study also intimates that man

  • August 18, 2015

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    The Child’s Play Workout

    Today’s kids have a lot of structure in their lives. The last thing they want is to follow a rigidly structured exercise program. Yet they have the same—if not more—stability, strength, and endurance needs as adults, and you still need to progress them through the Optimum Performance

  • August 18, 2015

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    Happy trail running: There’s a technique, and you can learn it

    AS WE JUMPED over roots and dashed around rocks, Malcolm Dunn told me to look ahead 15 feet. If you look up while trail running, you can see obstacles and flow through them, he said as he ran easily through the woods.

    I nodded as I huffed behind him and tried to flow through the trail

  • August 7, 2015

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    Walking vs. Elliptical Machine?

    This is a perennially popular issue. I answered a similar question last year, but there is more science wor

  • August 4, 2015

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    Why Some People Get Fitter Than Others?

    Anyone in a running group or gym class has likely noticed that some of the participants annoyingly become much fitter than others. But exactly why some people’s bodies respond well to working out and others do not puzzles scientists.


  • August 4, 2015

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    Rehab Before Cancer Treatment Can Help Patients Bounce Back

    Cancer patients who do rehabilitation before they begin treatment may recover more quickly from surgery, chemotherapy or radiation, some cancer specialists say. But insurance coverage for cancer prehabilitation, as it's called, can be spotty, especially if the aim is to prevent problems rat