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The private Main Line school has banned middle school soccer players from heading the ball.
Just as sports at all levels have become more sophisticated, the role of nutrition for professional football players has become a science.
3 exercises to tone your arms
Agency warns that no evidence supports claims of faster recovery from a head injury
Boot-camp workouts have been a staple of the fitness scene for some time now. Early boot-camp workouts were typically led by former drill sergeants and drill instructors. Today, some are led by fitness pros with no military background.
Include exercise in your weekly calendar of commitments, fitness expert says
From park bench pushups and monkey bar lifts to open air runs, fitness experts say the workout possibilities of playgrounds and parks are worth the consideration of even the most diehard gym users.
3 exercises to tone your rear.
Personal trainers Shoshana Katz and Erik Strassman show you simple exercises to target your arms, glutes, chest and abs. Beth Smith shares healthy drinking tips.
Fitness buffs who can't make it to the gym but still want to exercise can turn to apps for a short, intense workout when they are pressed for time.
Expert and researcher say the findings highlight need for slow return to playing field
Researchers also report blood-pressure drug works well at sea level but not at great heights
Agency warns that no evidence supports claims of faster recovery from a head injury
Task force guidelines could apply to half of U.S. adults
For age-related meniscus tears, physical therapy and meds may work as well as arthroscopy
Include exercise in your weekly calendar of commitments, fitness expert says
Stretching, for example, can help improve range of motion
Sticking with a fitness and nutrition plan can save more than $500 a year in health-care costs, study finds
Study found it lowered risk even if they were obese
Driving to work, rather than walking, cycling or public transit, tied to extra pounds in study
College grads exercise more on Saturday, Sunday, while high school dropouts more active on weekdays, study finds
Study found fitter kids had different white matter, which helps brain regions communicate with each other
Lifestyle changes, wider use of medications driving the trend, researchers say
Small trial found intense activity can improve exercise capacity, lower blood pressure