THURSDAY, Nov. 16, 2017 -- Simple steps can help keep you from being sidelined by a sports injury.
First, make it a rule to bookend every workout with a warm-up and a cool-down. The warm-up is meant to increase your heart rate and blood flow to muscles. Start with some light cardio, like brisk walking, for your warm-up.
TUESDAY, Oct. 31, 2017 -- Despite a significant risk of head injuries in baseball and softball, helmet use in those sports is low, a new review says.
"Our review demonstrates that traumatic brain injury in baseball and softball affects players of all levels and all positions," said study lead author Dr. Michael Cusimano, a neurosurgeon at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto.
MONDAY, Sept. 11, 2017 -- Days spent sitting for hours may increase your risk for an early death no matter how much you exercise, researchers say.
In a new study, people who sat the most had twice the risk of dying over a 4-year period as people who sat the least. But taking a break every 30 minutes to get up and walk around might help decrease the risk, the study authors said.
MONDAY, Oct. 9, 2017 -- Strength training -- also called resistance training or, simply, weightlifting -- isn't just for those muscular bodybuilders at the gym.
It's a type of exercise that should be part of everyone's overall fitness plan. Why? Strength training keeps muscle toned, reduces body fat, and helps burn more calories even when you're not working out.