Is Pilates as Good as Everyone Says?

The strength and flexibility workout is having a moment. What can — and can’t — it do for us?

#exercise, #health-clubs, #muscles, #pain, #physical-therapy, #pilates

5 Foam Rolling Exercises for Skeptics

Here’s what to know before adding a foam roller to your warm-up or cool down.

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Can Protein Powders Help Aging Muscles?

Older adults typically need more protein than younger people. Here’s how to ensure you’re getting enough.

#content-type-service, #diet-and-nutrition, #dietary-supplements-and-herbal-remedies, #elderly, #exercise, #health-foods, #muscles, #weight

Do Waist Trainers Work?

Some claim the corset-like garments help wearers slim their midsections. Here’s what the experts say.

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How to Master the Push-Up

With proper technique, you can get the most out of this simple, yet powerful exercise.

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How to Get Back Into Running After a Long Break

Whether you’re lacing up your running shoes after a few months or a few years, follow these tips to avoid injury and frustration.

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Ankle Exercises to Help Strengthen and Prevent Injury

Ankle instability is often the result of nerve and ligament damage. These exercises can help get you back on, and stay on, your feet.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Bouldering

People are flocking back to indoor rock climbing gyms for the intense workouts and amiable social scene. It’s not as hard as it looks.

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A Full-Body Strength Training Workout at Home

If you’re willing to be creative, a set of elastic bands can be as effective as a gym full of weights.

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How to Do Squats Correctly

It’s the one exercise most of us should be doing. But we need to do it right.

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Pull-Up Techniques for Everyone

The trick is to break the movement into pieces and train with patience and deliberateness.

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What Is ‘Bigorexia’?

A social media diet of perfect bodies is spurring some teenage boys to form muscle dysmorphia.

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Stronger Muscles in 3 Seconds a Day

Men and women who briefly contracted their arm muscles as hard as possible once daily increased their biceps strength by up to 12 percent in a month.

#content-type-service, #exercise, #muscles, #scandinavian-journal-of-medicinescience-in-sports-the

The Best Exercises to Prevent Lower Back Pain

Back pain is common and complicated. But altering your workout to build control and stability can help prevent it.

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Why Does My Body Feel Tight When I Wake Up?

And what can I do to feel better?

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When Is the Best Time to Exercise?

Working out at different times of the day might have unique benefits for health, an ambitious new study in mice suggests.

#biorhythms, #cell-metabolism-journal, #diabetes, #exercise, #muscles, #weight

This Simple Piece of Equipment Could Elevate Your Workout

A jump rope can increase your agility and speed while giving you a great workout in half the time of a run.

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Relaxing Is a Skill. Here’s How to Do It.

Letting the tension flow out of your muscles can improve your physical and mental well-being.

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How ‘Muscle Memory’ May Help Us Get in Shape

Muscles develop a lasting molecular “memory” of past resistance exercises that helps them bounce back from long periods of inactivity.

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The Benefits of Working Out for Strength

It’s high time for women to reclaim the real strength behind exercise.

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Why Is My Eyelid Twitching? Questions and Answers

And how do I get it to stop?

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How Exercise Affects Metabolism and Weight Loss

A new analysis of data from “The Biggest Loser” highlights the complex ways the body compensates when we drop pounds.

#calories, #exercise, #muscles, #obesity, #obesity-journal, #reality-television, #weight

How to Save Your Knees Without Giving Up Your Workout

There’s no magic bullet to knee health, but staying active and building muscles around the joint are crucial.

#content-type-service, #exercise, #knees, #muscles, #osteoarthritis, #research, #sports-injuries

What Is HIIT and How Does the Training Benefit Your Health?

What you need to know about high-intensity interval training, or HIIT.

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How to Exercise With Chronic Pain

Working out may seem like the last thing someone in pain wants to do. But it can bring relief.

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He Can’t Cure His Dad. But a Scientist’s Research May Help Everyone Else.

The muscle wasting disease that has debilitated Sharif Tabebordbar’s father motivated a life in science that led to an important medical discovery.

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Aerobic Exercise Before a Weight Workout May Help Boost Muscle

Twenty minutes of cycling may prime muscles in the arms to grow more while lifting.

#exercise, #muscles, #scientific-reports-journal

Make Exercise Easier By Focusing on Sights, Sounds Around You, Study Says

Focusing on external sights and sounds, rather than what’s going on in your body, made running feel easier and improved performance.

#brain, #content-type-service, #exercise, #journal-of-motor-learning-and-development, #muscles, #psychology-and-psychologists, #running

How My Desire to Run Again Pushed Me to Walk

After recovering from a traumatic brain injury, a writer seeks to reclaim the mental transcendence that comes from running.

#brain, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emergency-medical-treatment, #exercise, #falls, #muscles, #physical-therapy, #running, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

Eating After You Exercise May Provide Added Fat-Burning Benefits

Cyclists who had pedaled on an empty stomach incinerated about twice as much fat as those who had consumed a shake first.

#exercise, #fasting, #insulin, #muscles, #weight

How Exercise May Help Keep Our Memory Sharp

Irisin, a hormone produced by muscles during exercise, can enter the brain and improve cognition, a mouse study suggests.

#alzheimers-disease, #brain, #dementia, #elderly, #exercise, #hormones, #memory, #muscles

Exoskeleton Suits: A New Device to Help You Walk and Run Better

Scientists are developing devices and clothing that make running and walking easier and more enjoyable.

#laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #legs, #muscles, #research, #running, #science-journal, #stanford-university

Exercise Vigorously for 4 Seconds. Repeat. Your Muscles May Thank You.

High-intensity interval training has surprising benefits for fitness and physical power, but don’t stay seated the rest of the day.

#athletics-and-sports, #exercise, #medicinescience-in-sportsexercise-journal, #muscles, #research

He Was Coughing Up Blood. But His Lungs Looked O.K.

The obvious place to look isn’t always the right place.

#heart, #lungs, #muscles, #tests-medical

Lifting Weights? Your Fat Cells Would Like to Have a Word

A cellular chat after your workout may explain in part why weight training burns fat.

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He Thought It Was the Flu, but He Had Never Been So Sick

Was there a clue in the dark color of his urine?

#kidneys, #medicine-and-health, #muscles, #tests-medical

Why Exercise Can Be So Draining for People With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Even a gentle session of leg lifts set off an exaggerated nervous system reaction in older women with rheumatoid arthritis.

#autoimmune-diseases, #blood-pressure, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #heart, #immune-system, #journal-of-physiology-the, #muscles, #nerves-and-nervous-system, #rheumatoid-arthritis

Icing Muscle Injury Ineffective, Study Says

Icing muscles after strenuous exercise is not just ineffective, it could be counterproductive, a new study in mice suggests.

#exercise, #ice, #journal-of-applied-physiology, #mice, #muscles, #sports-injuries

Too Much High-Intensity Exercise May Be Bad for Your Health

A new study hints that excessive HIIT may harm your mitochondria, the energy generators found in every cell of your body.

#cell-metabolism-journal, #exercise, #karolinska-institute, #mitochondria, #muscles

25 Again? How Exercise May Fight Aging

The muscles of those who worked out looked like those of 25-year-olds and showed less of the inflammation that is tied to health problems as we age.

#age-chronological, #athletics-and-sports, #elderly, #exercise, #muscles

Will Tiger Woods Play Golf Again? Doctors Predict a Difficult Recovery

He risks infections, bones that do not heal, and foot and ankle injuries that impede walking. His ability to play pro golf again is in question.

#ankles-body-part, #bones, #golf, #infections, #legs, #muscles, #sports-injuries, #surgery-and-surgeons, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #woods-tiger

Running Is a Total Body Affair

We can thank our heads and shoulders — and not just our knees and toes — that we evolved to run as well as we do.

#american-journal-of-physical-anthropology, #content-type-service, #evolution-biology, #exercise, #harvard-university, #head-body-part, #muscles, #running

Can 4 Seconds of Exercise Make a Difference?

Four seconds of intense intervals, repeated until they amount to a minute of total exertion, led to rapid improvements in strength and fitness in middle-aged and older adults.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #exercise, #muscles

Improving Your Balance to Prevent Falls

Balance is something the body learns to do automatically by engaging the postural muscles.

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He Finished His First Marathon. Then His Arm Felt Weak.

Soon after the race, he could barely straighten one arm. How could running have caused this?

#exercise, #marathon-running, #medicine-and-health, #muscles, #new-york-city-marathon

Pandemic Advice From Athletes

Athletes who have endured the most grueling tests have a lot to tell us about how to thrive in the pandemic.

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Hold Me, Squeeze Me, Bite My Head

Two recent research efforts looked into the southern alligator lizard, which has one of nature’s more extreme mating strategies.

#animal-behavior, #jaw-body-part, #lizards, #los-angeles-calif, #muscles, #proceedings-of-the-royal-society-b-journal, #reproduction-biological, #research, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

A Potential Downside of Intermittent Fasting

A rigorous three-month study found that people lost little weight, and much of that may have been from muscle.

#calories, #diet-and-nutrition, #fasting, #food, #muscles, #obesity, #weight

The Many Symptoms of Covid-19

From a sniffle or cough that feels like allergies to severe body aches and crippling fatigue, the symptoms of coronavirus can be unpredictable from head to toe.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #coughs, #digestive-tract, #fatigue, #fever, #muscles, #smell-olfaction

Take a Vacation From Exercise? Your Body May Not Thank You

Two new studies look at what happens when we do not exercise or move around much for a period of time.

#diabetes, #elderly, #exercise, #insulin, #muscles