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Strong Body Of Evidence Supports Strength Training For Seniors

Australian researchers have found more evidence to suggest that improving muscle strength can improve brain function, and possibly prevent the onset of dementia. Their research, carried out by the University of Sydney for the Study of Mental and Resistance Training (SMART) trial, showed for the first time a positive link between progressive resistance training and […]

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Running For Your Back

It’s previously been thought that the discs in your spine don’t respond well to physical activity. But new Australian research suggests otherwise. It shows that any physical activity is good for your spine. Transcript of interview by Dr Norman Swan, Health Report, ABC News of Associate Professor Daniel Belavy, The Institute for Physical Activity and […]

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Eat Like A Pro: Eight Foods To Help Improve Your Athletic Performance

AS Monaco’s team dietitian Tara Ostrowe is tasked with choosing the right foods at the right time to help maximize the physical potential of each footballer at the club. AS Monaco has been the surprise package of Europe this season, blowing away its rivals to reach the Champions League semifinals and sitting on the brink […]

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Prevent ACL Injuries By Jumping And Landing Properly

If you have been unlucky enough to have suffered a sprain of your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), then you know how painful and debilitating this injury can be. A tear of your ACL can prevent you from fully participating in sports, and you may require surgery to help repair your ACL. After an ACL injury, […]

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8 Simple Ways to Avoid New Year’s Resolution-Induced Injury

As the hangovers clear on yet another festive season, I thought that I would get in early and write a blog on New Year’s resolutions. Specifically, how best reduce the risk of injury upon resuming exercise after a prolonged period of time away from exercise. The reason behind this is very simple: Without fail, each […]

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Savings, Longevity and the Year in Fitness

Two numbers are, to me, particularly emblematic of what science had to tell us about fitness this year. The first is 42 percent and represents the extent by which people’s risk for premature death rises if they are out of shape, according to a study published in July. That number almost equals the risk of […]

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Kids Are More Susceptible To Brain Injury, And Concussion Has Implications Beyond What We Thought

Head knocks in childhood are by no means uncommon, yet they may have lasting negative effects. New research has found a link between concussion in childhood and adverse medical and social outcomes as an adult. Researchers from the United Kingdom, United States and Sweden looked at data from the entire Swedish population born between 1973 […]

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What Is Foam Rolling?

Used by an abundance of fitness enthusiasts and athletes, foam rolling has now become arguably the most popular form of self-manual therapy, overtaking other techniques such as: self-massage and self-trigger point therapy Although these techniques are often referred to as self-myofascial release therapy, there is currently great confusion amongst experts regarding this definition as the […]

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Exercising In Middle Age Can Save Your Memory Later

Landmark 20-year study shows regular physical activity is the No.1 protector against cognitive decline. Regular exercise in middle age is the best lifestyle change a person can make to prevent cognitive decline in their later years, a landmark 20-year study has found. Recent research shows abnormalities in brain tissue begin several decades before the onset […]

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Strength Training Tips For Runners From The Experts

Love running but plagued by injury? The answer lies in strength training, even if you really don’t want to believe it. Kiwi running experts Mat Lewisham and Kelly Sheerin say every runner should be completing a strength programme alongside their running to minimise the chances of injury. The most common injuries seen in runners include […]

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