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Athlete-turned-trucker works to improve trucker’s health

Athlete-turned-trucker works to improve trucker’s health

By Alex Smith, KCU Kaiser Health News On a chilly winter morning, dozens of truck driver trainees file into a classroom at the headquarters of Prime Inc., a trucking company based in Springfield, Mo. At the front is Siphiwe Baleka, an energetic former swimming champion in his mid-40s. He delivers grim news about trucker health […]

January 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Investigation finds no increased risk of cancer in soccer players

Investigation finds no increased risk of cancer in soccer players

A Washington state investigation has found no increased risk of cancer among soccer players in the state. In fact, investigators found less cancer among the soccer players than expected based on rates of cance among Washington residents of the same ages. The investigation was launched after the University of Washington Women’s Associate Head Soccer Coach Amy Griffin […]

January 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Five things you need to know about fitness trackers

Five things you need to know about fitness trackers

By Corneel Vandelanotte, CQUniversity Australia and Stephanie Alley, CQUniversity Australia Most modern fitness trackers are electronic devices you wear on your wrist to track steps, overall physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep. They typically work with a smartphone app or website that allow you to track your progress over time using graphs and figures. Advanced fitness […]

December 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Another reason to exercise every day during the holidays

Another reason to exercise every day during the holidays

By William B. Farquhar University of Delaware Yes, of course we all know we should exercise every day during the holiday season to help counter the onslaught of excess calories that started on Thanksgiving and will mercifully end with a New Year’s toast. We may even tire of hearing about exercise and weight from family, friends […]

December 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
Which sports are best for health and long life?

Which sports are best for health and long life?

By Zeljko Pedisic, Senior research fellow Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia Millions of people around the world, including nearly 60% of Americans, Australians and Europeans, participate in sports. A 2015 review found the available data on long-term health benefits of specific sport disciplines is limited, but a new study provides strong evidence participation in several common sports […]

December 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
Listen up: running sounds contain clues for injury prevention

Listen up: running sounds contain clues for injury prevention

By Leo Ng, Curtin University and Sarah Stearne Curtin University, Perth Australia The number of Australians who run for exercise has doubled since the mid-2000s. Preventing and managing injuries are common concerns, and can present an ongoing health burden and high cost if not addressed appropriately. But what if listening to the sound of running could […]

December 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
What is the best exercise for losing weight?

What is the best exercise for losing weight?

No pain, no gain. Photo: San Diego Shooter/flickr, CC BY Matthew Haines, Senior Lecturer in Health and Wellbeing University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom It may come as little surprise that taking exercise is a way to lose weight. However, a debate about the best type of exercise for weight loss is likely to divide opinion. The […]

December 5, 2016 | By | Reply More
Does a pudgy ‘dad bod’ really make men live longer? Here’s the science

Does a pudgy ‘dad bod’ really make men live longer? Here’s the science

By James Brown, Lecturer in Biology and Biomedical Science  Aston University, Birmingham, UK The “dad bod”, it seems, is in vogue. And now a new book claims that gaining weight after fatherhood makes men healthier, more attractive and more likely to live longer than their “skinny” counterparts. The author, Richard Bribiescas, professor of anthropology and deputy […]

November 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
You’ve been sold a myth about sports drinks – and it could be slowing you down

You’ve been sold a myth about sports drinks – and it could be slowing you down

By Alberto Dolci University of Westminster TheConversation.com From eight glasses of water a day to protein shakes, we’re bombarded with messages about we should drink and when, especially during exercise. But these drinking dogmas are relatively new. For example, in the 1970s, marathon runners were discouraged from drinking fluids for fear that it would slow them […]

October 31, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Cancer and exercise do mix

Cancer and exercise do mix

By Gill Hubbard, University of Stirling When you hear the word “cancer” probably the last thing that you think of is physical activity. In fact, most of us think of cancer as a death sentence. Treatments for cancer make many people feel lousy and the side effects of treatment include fatigue, anxiety, nausea, vomiting and pain. […]

October 20, 2016 | By | Reply More