Tag Archives: Workout

  • 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 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 1, 2015

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    Train, and Recover, Like a U.S. Soccer Star

    It has been a triumphal summer for women’s soccer in the United States. Although the U.S. Women’s National Team began their march through the 2015 World Cup field somewhat haltingly, with narrow wins during the group stage over teams that they were expected to thump, t

  • 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 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.


  • July 14, 2015

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    Barefoot Running May Be Harder for Older Runners

    Experienced older runners who switch to barefoot running may not adjust as naturally to the process as younger runners do, a new study suggests, which could increase their risk of sustaining an injury while running without shoes.

    As virtually anyone who runs or is acquainted with runn

  • July 7, 2015

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    Older Athletes Have a Strikingly Young Fitness Age

    Older athletes can be much younger, physically, than they are in real life, according to a new study of participants in the coming Senior Olympics. The study found that the athletes’ fitness age is typically 20 years or more younger than their chronological age, providin

  • July 7, 2015

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    Safety Tips for Using Hotel Gym Equipment

    The death of Dave Goldberg, the chief executive of SurveyMonkey, in May at a resort gym in Mexico raised some unsettling questions for travelers who like to work out when they’re on the roa