Sports Medicine Articles & Stories

Muscles Benefit Bones Three Times More than Fat

Muscles Benefit Bones Three Times More than Fat

Although it is widely known that overweight individuals develop stronger bones, a hot topic for osteoporosis investigators over the last 20 years has been whether muscle or fat has a greater impact on bone mineral density. Vietnamese and Australian researchers have now demonstrated that the im... Read More


Exercises You Can Do at Your Office

Over and over again we are confronted with this important health issue: We all need more exercise. However, the hyper-busy digitally oriented lifestyle of today - 2013 spending 8 to 12 hours hovering in front of a computer screen - 2013 makes the ideal of 30 minutes a day of exercise seem like... Read More


Exercise Programs Benefit Older Breast Cancer Survivors

Exercise Programs Benefit Older Breast Cancer Survivors

Recent research indicates that older breast cancer survivors should following ongoing exercise programs involving impact and resistance training to build and maintain muscle strength and bone density. This is according to research reported in The Journal of Cancer Survivorship. Read More


Fit Teens Face a Reduced Risk for Heart Attacks Later in Life

Fit Teens Face a Reduced Risk for Heart Attacks Later in Life

If teenage boys were given the choice between exercising and playing video games, the majority would go with the video games. However, new research indicates that adolescent boys should be more physically active, as low fitness level can raise their risk of having a heart attack later in life.... Read More


For Common Diseases, Exercise 'as Effective as Drugs'

For Common Diseases, Exercise 'as Effective as Drugs'

Researchers believe that exercise may be just as effective as medications used for treating common diseases, such as coronary heart disease and stroke. It's long been known that regular exercise has a positive impact on health in general, but researchers now believe that exercise is %u201Cpote... Read More


Why Maintaining Muscle Mass is Important during Weight Loss

Why Maintaining Muscle Mass is Important during Weight Loss

Athletes who are trying to improve their performance weight should eat a diet high in fiber, low in fat, balanced with their training regimen to maintain muscle mass while still burning fat. This is according to a report completed by an Oregon State University researcher. Read More


Take a Pill or Hit the Gym? Drug Mimics Exercise's Effects

Take a Pill or Hit the Gym? Drug Mimics Exercise's Effects

A recent study published in Nature magazine reveals that we may someday be able to ingest a compound that creates similar effects in the body as exercise. As reported in the New York Times, the study results indicate that the researchers' compound boosts activation of Rev-erb, a protein involv... Read More


Could Muscular Dystrophy Be Treated with Cola Compound?

Could Muscular Dystrophy Be Treated with Cola Compound?

Scientists have found that a trace substance found in caramelized sugar and cola boosts muscle regeneration in mice suffering from Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). The finding is reported in the journal Skeletal Muscle. Read More


Turning Bad Fat into Good Fat with Exercise

Turning Bad Fat into Good Fat with Exercise

Scientists have discovered that exercise aids "bad" fat into transforming into a form of "good" fat that plays a more active role in the metabolism. The study results were presented at the American Diabetes Association's Scientific Sessions. Read More


Elderly Individuals Can Lower Their Risk of Type 2 Diabetes by Taking Short Walks

Elderly Individuals Can Lower Their Risk of Type 2 Diabetes by Taking Short Walks

Older people who take short walks following a meal can reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes by limiting risky spikes in blood sugar that occurs after filling the stomach with food. This is according to a small study from the US and published in Diabetes Care. Read More


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