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Run for better bone health

Spanish researchers have analysed the effect of endurance running training on the stiffness index, a variable that is directly related to bone quality. The results confirm that the greater the race distance that is trained, the better; this…
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No time to get fit? Think again!

Researchers at McMaster University have found that a single minute of very intense exercise produces health benefits similar to longer, traditional endurance training. The findings put to rest the common excuse for not getting in shape: there…
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Don't be hamstrung...Prevent injury with this Hamstring exercise

Hamstring injuries are the most common noncontact injury in elite sport. Despite increased research efforts, these injury rates continue to rise. Recent evidence has shown that short muscle fiber lengths can increase the risk of hamstring injury…
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How much should I exercise? Reflections

International physical activity guidelines generally recommend 150 minutes a week of moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity, but a critical review of the literature indicates that just half this level of activity may still lead to…
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Jogging increases life expectancy

Jogging may be best in small quantities, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Researchers looked at 5,048 healthy participants in the Copenhagen City Heart Study and questioned them about…
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Shin Splints: How to prevent and fix

'Shin splints' are a real problem out there - common, painful, activity limiting and often treatment resistant. A bit of research on 'shin splints' (or the more recent, awkward, and I am not sure helpful term, 'medial tibial stress syndrome')…
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Let's run! How to start a running program

Are you already in the habit of regular exercise? Want to add running to your routine? You’re ready to run if you’ve spent at least two weeks walking or doing some other form of exercise (like using a stationary bike or an elliptical trainer)…
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7 Ways to relieve muscle soreness

How do you feel on Sunday night after working all weekend in your yard, or doing a marathon of home repairs or house cleaning? You'd rather not move for hours, right? In order to prevent muscle stiffness and soreness, try these seven suggestions…
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Sports Injuries 101: Stay Pain free

Handout on Health: Sports Injuries This publication is for athletes at all ages and levels, for people who exercise, as well as for health care professionals, coaches, and others who want to find out more about sports injuries. This publication…
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Physio equal to surgery for Back Pain

Physical Therapy Equals Surgery for Certain Lower Back Pain, Study Says By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Physical therapy may be just as good as surgery for older adults with a type of chronic lower…