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Proactive physical therapy could prevent sport injury and improve performance

Both professional and amateur athletes often end up in physical therapy after an injury. But recently, there has been a shift toward proactive physical therapy,...

What you should know about running shoes before buying a pair

Regular runners should change shoes every six months. If you run five or more days a week, it’s a good idea to change running shoes...

Wearable stickers could save lives of heart patients, athletes and lower medical costs

Heart surgery can be traumatic for patients. Having to continuously monitor your status without a doctor when you are back home can be even scarier. Imagine...

I ran 100 miles in a day, this is what happened to my body

The marathon race has long been considered the ultimate test of human endurance. But the last few decades have seen growing numbers of runners regularly...

Are die-hard football, other sports fans putting their hearts at risk?

Tailgate parties are kicking off the NFL's regular season, and if the brats and burgers, cheese dips and chili bowls aren’t enough to give...

Even fittest athletes cannot avoid heart disease risk

Middle-aged adults are exercising more and living longer. But new research from the University of British Columbia suggests that even the fittest among them are...
How football training could benefit people with prediabetes

How football training could benefit people with prediabetes

In a recent study, European researchers find that football training could help improve bone health in middle-aged and older people with prediabetes. People with prediabetes...
Aging overweight scuba divers may have underwater heart attacks

Aging overweight scuba divers may have underwater heart attacks

In a new study from University of Western Australia, researchers suggest that older, overweight scuba divers need to shed pounds to avoid an underwater...
Four World Cup gold medals—and a baby

Four World Cup gold medals—and a baby

Marit Bjørgen was the most successful cross-country skier in the world when she "dropped a bomb" (in her own words) in June 2015 and...
5 unscientific methods some sports coaches use

5 unscientific methods some sports coaches use

Sports coaches are often under pressure to maximize the performance of their athletes and teams. With good intentions, they often turn to the latest hyped...