It’s the time of year when many North Texans are heading to the mountains for some cold weather fun. Winter sports like skiing, ice skating, snowboarding, sledding and snow tubing are popular and generally considered safe, but they are not without risk.
Running is a sport that requires little equipment, but a good pair of running shoes is a must. A well-fitting, comfortable pair of shoes can reduce injuries, prevent blisters and improve performance.
You’ve probably seen kettlebells at the gym, but you may be hesitant to pick one up and try them yourself. Kettlebells have become a popular piece of weight training equipment, but if you aren’t sure how to use them correctly, they could be dangerous.
Working out may be the secret to fighting off colds and other illnesses, according to a recent study. Researchers found that by repeatedly stressing your body through exercise, you could actually be strengthening your immune system.
It’s been a grueling season for professional football, but this Sunday, Carolina will finally go head to head with Denver in the Big Game. Though we can’t know if a starting player will miss playing time due to injury, there are currently 20 players between the two teams on injured active reserve.
Each of us faces stress at some point in our lives, and many of us experience stress on a daily basis. Stress is often defined as a mental, physical and emotional response to a challenging event. Some stresses, such as working to meet a deadline, can be beneficial and even motivational. Negative stress, however, undermines your physical and mental health.
The potentially devastating consequences of repeated head injuries in American football has become a point of public discussion following the recent release of the film “Concussion,” which hit theaters on Christmas Day. The film tells the story of how a young Nigerian forensic pathologist, Dr. Bennet Omalu, discovered a progressive brain disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in the brain of a former NFL player, 50-year-old Mike Webster
Americans as a whole don’t exercise nearly enough, as evidenced by the obesity epidemic. As a result, many Americans face numerous health conditions, including diabetes, cancer and heart disease. But can there too much of a good thing when it comes to exercise? How much exercise is enough? The answer may not be so simple.
Resistance training is any kind of training that aims to increase muscle strength by working against a weight or force. There are different types of resistance training, including the use of free weights, weight machines, weighted medicine balls, kettlebells, resistance bands or body weight.
Not all athletic shoes are made the same. The type of shoe you need depends on the activity you plan to do in those shoes. Athletic shoes have different features that are designed for specific movements and playing surfaces. For example, most basketball shoes have a higher ankle to provide ankle support, whereas running shoes have a shorter ankle.