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Foot Pain? Strengthen your foot 'core'

As your cold-weather footwear makes the seasonal migration from the back of your closet to replace summer's flip flops and bare feet, don't underestimate the benefits of padding around naked from the ankles down. Barefoot activities can greatly…
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50% of Americans have a musculoskeletal condition!

An estimated 126.6 million Americans (one in two adults) are affected by a musculoskeletal condition--comparable to the total percentage of Americans living with a chronic lung or heart condition--costing an estimated $213 billion in annual…
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Soccer Injuries: 12x more common in game situations

The risk of injury during competition matches is twelve times higher than during training sessions in players of the Professional Football League. The most common ones are muscular injuries and those resulting from overexertion, which imply…
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Got Knee Pain? Get Dancing!

Dancing eases hip or knee pain and helps older adults move better, according to a small Saint Louis University study. “After dancing, over several months they reported less pain and were able to walk faster,” said Jean Krampe, Ph.D., assistant…
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Longer rest, more muscle!

Researchers from the University of Birmingham have found that extended rest intervals between sets of weight-lifting could help with muscle growth. The findings, published in Experimental Physiology, go against the conventional belief that favours…
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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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Feeling down? Perk yourself up with Exercise

We're all aware of the physical advantages of exercising and the emotional advantages have also been well-documented. But how much do we know about the psychological impact of engaging in physical activity? This study from Cognition and Emotion…
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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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Do it yourself Physio!

Some minor aches and pains aren't serious enough for a trip to the doctors. Below are five top tips which will nurse your body back to fitness in no time. But if aches or pains persist, consult medical advice immediately. RACQUET STRETCH After…