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Aim to exceed weekly recommended physical activity level to offset health harms of prolonged sitting

New additional research shows that increasing physical activity can counter early death risk linked to long periods of sedentary time

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Age not just a number: Causes of joint stiffness differ between older and younger adults

Our lives and our bodies are dynamic. The physical state of someone in their twenties is probably vastly different from that of someone in their fifties. Naturally, healthcare should also be oriented differently to different ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Exoskeletons for the elderly

The concept of a powered exoskeleton has been discussed widely in the context of science fiction and in industry where a human operator exploits robotic components that allow them to wield much greater strength in lifting ...

Health

Simple measurement could transform injury rehabilitation

Researchers from Edith Cowan University (ECU) in Western Australia have found a simple way to analyze the effectiveness of exercise training that could one day be conducted easily at a local gym or physio.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

How the contraceptive pill could help female athletes stay cool

If all goes to plan, athletes will compete in hot conditions at the rescheduled 2021 Tokyo Summer Olympics. Indeed, summers in Japan can be quite intense—with hot and humid weather and temperatures reaching up to 35°C.

Health

What the pandemic did to workouts

(HealthDay)—In the face of pandemic-mandated gym closings and significant limits on movement outside the home, a new survey suggests that Americans are spending more time exercising while dialing back the intensity of their ...

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Get fit with HIIT

Getting fit by exercising intensely for a few minutes a day, several times a week, might sound too good to be true if COVID-19 lockdown has left you with an expanded waistline.