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Most Exercise, Hot Baths Should Be Safe During Pregnancy, Study Finds 2Mar
2018

Most Exercise, Hot Baths Should Be Safe During Pregnancy, Study Finds

FRIDAY, March 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you're pregnant and want to exercise in warm weather or take hot baths or short saunas, that's safe, according to new research. Australian researchers said that doing so...
Step Up Your Strength Training

Step Up Your Strength Training

1 March 2018
THURSDAY, March 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Strength training is an essential part of a complete workout program. But whether you use free weights, machines or resistance bands, keep challenging your muscles by...
THURSDAY, March 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Strength training is an essential part of a complete workout program. But whether you use free weights, machines or resistance bands, keep challenging your muscles by stepping up your routine as you progress. Training with eight to 10 exercises that target all muscle groups should be done two or three times a week. But never work the same muscles on consecutive days -- your muscles need that recovery time to grow. As you progress, you might opt for a split routine. That could mean working the upper body on Mondays and Thursdays and the lower body on Tuesdays and Fridays, for instance. How you set up the days is up to you, as long as every muscle group gets the rest it needs between sessions. Once you can complete three sets of 12 to 15...
Years of Football Could Harm the Heart

Years of Football Could Harm the Heart

28 February 2018
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A lifetime spent playing football has been linked to brain damage, but the game also may lead to serious heart problems, two new studies suggest. In one, researchers...
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A lifetime spent playing football has been linked to brain damage, but the game also may lead to serious heart problems, two new studies suggest. In one, researchers found that former National Football League players have a five-times greater chance of developing heart rhythm problems, such as atrial fibrillation, than the general public. The other study found structural changes in the hearts of college football players after just one season. In the study of NFL players, "most of these athletes' heart rates were within normal limits, and they were asymptomatic," said lead researcher Dr. Dermot Phelan. He's director of the sports cardiology center at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. To find out if retired NFL players were likely to have...
Have Smartphones, Pot Become Deadly for Pedestrians?

Have Smartphones, Pot Become Deadly for Pedestrians?

28 February 2018
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For the second year in a row, U.S. pedestrian deaths hit highs not seen in decades, new data shows. Greater use of marijuana and smartphones may be the reason why, the...
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For the second year in a row, U.S. pedestrian deaths hit highs not seen in decades, new data shows. Greater use of marijuana and smartphones may be the reason why, the research suggests. The annual pedestrian death tolls in 2016 (5,987) and 2017 (5,984) should serve as a warning, said Jonathan Adkins, executive director of the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), which compiled the report. "Two consecutive years of 6,000 pedestrian deaths is a red flag for all of us in the traffic safety community. These high levels are no longer a blip but, unfortunately, a sustained trend," Adkins said. "We can't afford to let this be the new normal," Adkins added in a GHSA news release. Pedestrians now account for about 16 percent of all...
Hey Runners, Be Sure to Choose the Right Shoes
16 February 2018

Hey Runners, Be Sure to Choose the Right Shoes

FRIDAY, Feb. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The only equipment you really need to go running are running shoes. But choosing a pair can often feel like a shopping marathon. There's no shortage of big box sporting goods stores, but ask the staff at a local running club for suggestions about where to shop. The salespeople at a specialty shoe store should be better able to suggest the right styles for your feet. Look for lightweight choices. For example, 8 ounces or less for a woman's size 8, and 10 ounces or less for a man's size 9. The shoes should have little or no heel-to-toe "drop" -- that's a difference in thickness from the heel cushion to forefoot cushion. And they should be "neutral" -- skip any motion control or stability features, which can actually interfere with normal foot...
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