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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.
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.
Drinking way more fluid than your body needs is dangerous, expert says
Odor-causing bacteria grow better on synthetics than cotton clothing, study says
On Saturday September 6, Philadelphia Runner hosted its first ever Philly 10K. Runners ran 6.2 miles through 12 neighborhoods, 144 intersections and 4 zip codes. “It was really awesome that they shut the streets down so we could run there,” said Kristen Bologa, 28 of Fairmount. The race ended with a festival at Passyunk Square including hand outs from vendors like KIND, Philadelphia Brewing Company and Shake Shack. (Abi Reimold / for Philly.com)
The condition can affect anyone, but athletes who play cold weather sports and people with asthma are a higher risk of having bronchoconstriction.
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
Physical activity linked to fewer symptoms of nocturia, study says
Drinking way more fluid than your body needs is dangerous, expert says
Odor-causing bacteria grow better on synthetics than cotton clothing, study says
Be sure to get a doctor's ok
Finding may help explain why sitting a lot has been linked to poor health
Finding may help explain why sitting a lot has been linked to poor health
Philadelphia’s Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon now in its 37th year is a unique race that brings professional athletes including Olympians and World Championship winners together with the every day runner for a fun weekend of running and rock-n-roll.
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.