Category Archive for: ‘athletes’

The Problem of Breast Pain in Women Who Exercise

By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS In the days before the London Marathon last year, scientists from the Research Group in Breast Health at the University of Portsmouth in England approached female racers at the event’s registration center and asked them to complete an anonymous questionnaire about their exercise habits and breast health. Gretchen Reynolds on the science of fitness. Marathon, half-marathon, 10K …

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How Massage Heals Sore Muscles

    HEALTH   | February 06, 2012 By NICHOLAS BAKALAR  A massage after vigorous exercise unquestionably feels good, and it seems to reduce pain and help muscles recover. Many people — both athletes and health professionals – have long contended it eases inflammation, improves blood flow and reduces muscle tightness. But until now no one has understood why massage …

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For Older Runners, Good News and Bad

Sometimes it’s good news when a study’s hypothesis is not proved. That was the case, certainly, with a new study of older runners, in which researchers assumed that athletes over 60 would be noticeably less efficient than their younger counterparts. For the experiment, published in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, researchers at the University of New Hampshire and …

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The Golf Column: How to Cure Back Pain? Play, Don’t Practice

September 21, 2009www.telegraph.co.ukMark Reason It is humiliating. One moment the athlete is walking tall, improbable muscles straining the seams of his shirt. The next moment he is like a baby crawling around the bedroom carpet on his hands and knees. Back injury scythes down the professional sportsman with the same cold steel it uses on the hunched-up office worker. Seven …

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