| How to Avoid Germs at the Gym
Any time people gather indoors, the viruses and bacteria that
cause the cold or flu are easily transmitted from person to
person. You can reduce your risk of infection with the following
basic safety tips....
Should I Exercise With a Cold?
The average adult has two to three colds a year, so it's likely
you will be among those wondering if you should continue exercising
when sick. You can generally base your decision on the type,
location and intensity of your...
Healing from Injuries
Healing from sports injuries can take some time. Once swelling
is reduced, a good blood supply will speed healing by moving
nutrients, oxygen, and infection fighting cells to the damaged
area. Healing time varies from person to person, but athletes...
Is It a Cold or the Flu?
Symptoms of colds and flu are very similar and it's sometimes
hard to know what to do. The following information can help
you recognize and treat your cold and flu symptoms....
Torn Rotator Cuff
Symptoms of a Torn Rotator Cuff include pain in the shoulder
when the arm is raised or extended out from the side of the
How to Prevent Shoulder Injuries?
The most important thing you can do to prevent shoulder injuries
is to strengthen the rotator cuff muscles. The following exercises
will work all four rotator cuff muscles. Begin with two- or
three-pound weights and do 3 sets of 10...
How to Talk to Your Doctor
Many people leave their doctor’s office with more questions
than when the entered. Here are some tips for getting the
most out of your appointment....
Abdominal Exercise Options
If you are tired of doing dozens of crunches and want a new
way to work your abs, here are some new ideas. Check out this
list of abdominal strengthening and toning exercises you may
not have tried....
Matisse & Jack's Energy Bar Mix
This great idea is long overdue. Matisse and Jack created
an energy bar mix, so you just add a couple of wet ingredients
(such as yogurt and applesauce), mix and bake. The result
is a dozen fresh-baked, less expensive bars...
Nutrition Tips for Strength Training
In order to build lean muscle mass you need to combine an
adequate calorie intake with a solid muscle strengthening
program.While getting enough calories is important, it is
also important to get the right kind of calories....
Back Exercises Not the Answer to Low Back Pain
A recent study found that general exercise may help ease lower
back pain, but back specific exercises may not. Researchers
followed almost 700 patients with low back pain for 18 months.
They found that those who walked and got other...
Older Athletes May Need Custom Exercise Programs
According to a study published in the October 2005 issue of
the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons,
proper diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal problems
in aging athletes will help active older adults maintain function
and safely return...
How to Prevent the 5 Most Common Sports Injuries
Tips for dealing with the most common sports related injuries...
Ab Exercise of the Week: Hip Lift
Here is another ab exercise to add to your routine is the
Hip Lift. It strengthens the rectus abdominis (the muscle
between the ribs and hips), and the obliques (muscles that
run down the sides of the torso)....
First Aid Kit Essentials
What to keep in your first aid kit will vary according to
your activity, location, season, first aid training, potential
environmental hazards, and your own medical history....