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Health

Take a fresh look at fitness classes

Tired of taking the same old cardio class? It's time to explore some of the combination classes being offered at both large gyms and small, more personalized fitness centers.

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Walking slower and pausing for rest may enable older adults to maintain outdoor mobility

As functional ability declines, older people may start to have difficulties in walking long distances. At this point, older people might change their way of walking consciously or unconsciously.

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Why exercise is so important as you age

It's well-documented that regular exercise is good for us. Being active can reduce your risk for a variety of diseases such as heart disease and cancer, as well as improving psychological well-being.

Neuroscience

Stroke patients relearning how to walk with peculiar shoe

A therapeutic shoe engineered to improve stroke recovery is proving successful and expected to hit the market by the end of the year. Clinical trials have been completed on the U.S. patented iStride device, which is licensed ...

Pediatrics

Play equipment that gets kids moving

Parents will be pleased to know that more is not always better when it comes to play equipment for their children.

Sports Medicine & Kinesiology

Female athletes seek specialty care for concussion later than males

Female athletes seek specialty medical treatment later than male athletes for sports-related concussions (SRC), and this delay may cause them to experience more symptoms and longer recoveries. Researchers from the Sports ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Is vigorous exercise safe during the third trimester of pregnancy?

Expectant mothers receive an avalanche of information about potential risks to their baby. There's a growing list of foods, toxins and environmental threats to avoid. It's normal for this to lead to an increased level of ...

Pediatrics

Teaching kids physical activities they'll go on to enjoy

Physical education is one of the most popular subjects for children in their early school years. Yet by secondary school less favorable attitudes towards what's known in the Australian school curriculum as Health and Physical ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Exercising at home has a positive effect on Parkinson's patients

In a large double-blind study, Radboud university medical center researchers show that patients in the early stages of Parkinson's disease can exercise regularly at home for 6 months. This regular exercise has a positive ...

Sports Medicine & Kinesiology

Player athleticism increases head impact exposure in youth football

Speed, agility and strength are definitely assets on the football field. But when it comes to hits to the head, those talents may actually increase exposure for the young athletes who account for about 70% of this country's ...

Cardiology

Temps up, blood pressures down in hot yoga study

Taking hot yoga classes lowered blood pressure in a small study of adults with elevated or stage 1 hypertension, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association's Hypertension 2019 Scientific ...

Cardiology

Do NFL players' hearts take a hit from football?

Tim Tyrrell talks about football like a man who loved every minute of his six years in the NFL. He relishes stories of the devastating hits he leveled. He's proud of the way he could get knocked out, shake it off and get ...