Salt Pills Do Little for Endurance Athletes: Study

April 17, 2015

FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Taking salt pills does little to boost the performance of endurance athletes, new research shows.
Although the study only involved 11 athletes, the findings challenge the widely held belief that salt pills can help these athletes do better during competitions, said the researchers from Saint Louis University, in […]


Walking Boosts Outcomes for Prostate Cancer Survivors

April 16, 2015

THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Quality of life can deteriorate for men due to the effects of prostate cancer and its treatment. But a new study shows that engaging in a regular walking regimen can improve well-being.
The finding didn’t come as a surprise to one expert.
“I am a big believer in […]


To Protect Your Aging Brain, Start With Exercise

April 14, 2015

TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) — There are things people can do to preserve their brain function as they age, a report released Tuesday from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) suggests.
“Changes in mental functions and capabilities are a part of aging and occur with everyone,” report committee chair Dan Blazer, a professor of psychiatry […]


Muscle Strength Helps Baseball Pitchers Avoid Injury

April 13, 2015

MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The strength of a baseball pitcher’s arm muscles may play a larger role in elbow injury risk and prevention than previously thought, a new study suggests.
“Muscles matter in baseball. We showed that a pitcher could be at a really high risk or a really low risk of elbow […]


Ease Back Into Springtime Sports, Doctor Cautions

April 10, 2015

FRIDAY, April 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Spring can be a peak time for injuries as people rush back into warm weather sports without being properly prepared, an expert says.
“Many weekend warriors either may not be exercising during the week, or if they are, they’re not exercising in ways that help prevent injury before going […]


Limiting Innings Pitched Doesn’t Prevent Injuries: Study

April 10, 2015

FRIDAY, April 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Limiting the number of innings that young professional pitchers pitch doesn’t reduce their risk of arm injuries, a new study says.
The study also found that gradually increasing the total number of innings pitched has no effect on the risk of future injury.
“Conventional wisdom among coaches and managers is […]


Long-Distance Runners May Have More ‘Desirable’ Genes: Study

April 8, 2015

WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Among humans’ hunter-gatherer ancestors, males who were good distance runners may have been more desirable to females, a new study suggests.
“The observation that endurance running ability is connected to reproductive potential in men suggests that women in our hunter-gatherer past were able to observe running as a signal […]


Doing More of This Kind of Exercise Could Help You Live Longer

April 7, 2015

Although any amount of exercise offers health benefits, a new study suggests that this type of physical activity may be key to boosting longevity.


As the Weather Warms, Avoid Gardening’s Pitfalls

April 7, 2015

TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Exercise and fresh food are among the benefits of gardening, but there are also potential hazards that you can take steps to avoid, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.
Proper clothing and safety gear is essential. Wear gloves to protect your hands from skin irritants, cuts […]


Fit at 50? Cardiac Arrest During Exercise Unlikely, Study Finds

April 6, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Physically active middle-aged men and women have little chance of suffering cardiac arrest while playing sports, a new study suggests.
Researchers reviewed more than 1,200 cases of sudden cardiac arrest — abrupt loss of heart function — among adults aged 35 to 65. They found […]




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