Running injuries are extremely common among runners of all experience levels. Some statistics estimate that as many as 90 percent of runners miss training time due to an injury each year.
A majority of Americans (an estimated 80 percent) will experience debilitating back pain at some point in their lives. For many of those people, their episodes of back pain are repetitive or even constant. Causes of back pain range from genetics to traumatic injuries and lifestyle factors, but for some people, the cause of their back pain is unknown.
Basketball fans across the country are gearing up for the big college basketball championship tournament. But you don’t have to be a competitive athlete to get out on the court — basketball is a great form of exercise for increasing stamina, strength and hand-eye coordination.
Rest and recovery days are an important part of any exercise regimen. Weight training and cardio workouts essentially break down muscle and tissues in your body and deplete your energy stores. Taking a rest day helps restore your energy and allows your body the time it needs to heal.
It’s been engrained in us to believe that the more we exercise, the more weight we will lose. New research suggests that may not be the case after all. If you are exercising regularly and not losing weight, it may not be because you aren’t exercising enough, but rather because you aren’t doing the right kind of exercise.
Being overweight or obese can impact your health in numerous ways. According to the Centers for Disease Control, being overweight or obese can lead to heart problems, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, sleep apnea, arthritis, infertility and even some types of cancer, including breast cancer.
We often think of weight loss as a simple equation: calories burned (exercise) must exceed calories consumed (diet). But there are actually a number of other factors that can contribute to weight loss or weight gain, including existing health problems, how much sleep you get, whether or not you smoke and your stress level, just to name a few.
It sounds like something out of a science-fiction novel, but many people are turning to cryotherapy to alleviate chronic pain, slow aging and even treat some cancers.
Sprained ankles are among the most common injuries—an estimated 25,000 Americans suffer a sprained ankle every day, and sprained ankles account for nearly half of all sports-related injuries. Because they are so common, a sprained ankle isn’t considered very serious. But is there more to a sprained ankle than we might think?
High blood pressure affects nearly 70 million adults, and only about half of those people are able to keep their high blood pressure under control. High blood pressure can lead to more serious cardiovascular complications, stroke and even death.