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Whatever the cause, foam rollers are an inexpensive and growing answer to tight muscles, soft tissue pain, knots and other problems connected to the fascial system, the web of soft, connective tissue in the body.
Detailed history, examination can reveal teens' risk for sudden death, experts say
Most athletes who undergo ACL reconstruction surgery do return to some form of sport, but only 55 percent will return to competitive level sports.
Healthcare professionals and fitness junkies were left wanting to see more after the launch of the Apple Watch
Restricting blood flow to your muscles during intense exercise might sound like a death wish, but research has shown the benefits of this training trend.
While many women demonstrated their liberation in the 1970s by burning their bras, in my opinion they should have thrown their suck-the-life-out-of-you girdles into the flames, too.
These simple, gentle exercises were created specifically for people who haven’t ever exercised — or who haven’t done anything physical for a long time, but are ready to get moving.
The first runners will push off the starting line for the 2014 Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon in Philadelphia at 8:30 a.m. on September 21, 2014. Stay tuned for the latest news, photos, videos and more.
Drinking way more fluid than your body needs is dangerous, expert says
Never too late to take steps to help avoid the memory-robbing disorder, researchers say
Analysis of skeletal remains sheds light on fatal injuries English king suffered in battle over 500 years ago
Analysis of skeletal remains sheds light on fatal injuries English king suffered in battle over 500 years ago
Average is nearly 39 inches, CDC researchers find
Pelvic muscle exercises, bladder training and weight loss can help, doctors say
Burn calories and minimize boredom
Detailed history, examination can reveal teens' risk for sudden death, experts say
Study suggests heart-healthy exercise may keep blood vessels more flexible
Active commuters less stressed, better able to concentrate than those who drive, research shows
Relax, and sit up straight
Walking, bicycling to school linked to better reading scores in study
Offer toys that spur exercise
When using power tools, wear long pants and goggles
An hour of sitting can impact arteries in the legs, but even a 5-minute stroll helps, research shows
My company, Total Performance Physical Therapy offers group training programs for various distance runs, yet I am constantly called to the table because the first thing I tell people to do when they are injured is to stop running with a group, stop running with a partner, and just run by yourself. With running season ramping up into full swing, it is the perfect time to look at whether it is better to run on your own or in a group. There are many articles out there on why you should get a workout buddy but is it really the best strategy?
40,000 runners took to the streets on Sunday, May 4, 2014 to run the 10-mile Independence Blue Cross Broad Street Run. Check out the runner results and...
We've got a running problem in the city of Philadelphia, and I have an idea how to fix it.
In lieu of Better Breakfast Month this September, I’ve compiled five healthy swaps for the following breakfast categories.