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Rotator cuff injuries common but easily remedied, says expert

Most rotator cuff injuries are easily remedied and many are even preventable, according to a University of Alberta rehabilitation medicine researcher.

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Feeling sick? When to take a break from the gym

You just worked out all of the kinks in your workout routine and now… you're sick. What do you do? Do you sweat through it or forsake the gym for a much-needed nap? Follow these tips for working out when you're sick.

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Study provides the first data on concussion risk in youth football

For decades, there's been a widespread assumption among people with an interest in sports-related injury that youth football players are more vulnerable to concussion and other head injuries than their older, bigger counterparts.

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Exercise boosts memory like caffeine 

Brisk walks—even as short as 20 minutes—can provide your working memory just as much pep as that morning cup of coffee. In fact, that same recent study showed, that exercise may also reduce the negative effects of caffeine ...

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Should you exercise when you're sick?

The winter cold and flu season may try to knock out your new year's plans to get or stay healthy, but the good news is you can fight back.

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Lifelong female exercisers benefit from better muscle function

Exercising throughout a woman's life may help preserve muscle power during the aging process, according to recent research. The study, the first to examine the effects of lifelong aerobic exercise on a woman's muscles as ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

We are programmed to be lazy

If you have to force yourself up off your couch to try to get in some physical activity, rest assured, you are not the only one in this situation. For decades, communication campaigns have encouraged us to exercise, yet an ...

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HIIT timing matters for increasing fitness

High intensity interval training (HIIT) is only effective for improving fitness when performed at 60-second intervals, according to new research from Liverpool John Moores University, presented today at The Physiological ...