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  1. Kinesio Tape for Athletes: A Big Help, or Hype?

    They've been hard to miss at this year's Olympic Games: Strips of brightly colored tape adorning the arms, legs, and torsos of many top athletes. But more than just fashion is driving this trend. The tape is called Kinesio tape. Many athletes believe it has medical benefits. The tape was invented by

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  2. Expert Strategies for Staying Healthy at College

    You're studying for exams, playing sports, socializing on weekends, perhaps even working at a part-time job. Who has time for health? Well, let's put it this way: How do you think it will affect your cramming, working, and relaxation time if you're under the covers with the flu or low energy from ea

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  3. Can Too Much Exercise Be Harmful?

    June 4, 2012 -- Exercisers who train chronically to compete in marathons, triathlons, and other long-distance events may be hurting their heart health, according to a new report. "Chronic extreme endurance efforts, like marathons, ultra-marathons, and long-distance triathlons, can cause cardiovascul

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  4. Barefoot Running Can Be Great, but Tread Carefully

    June 1, 2012 (San Francisco) -- You may be able to run faster if you take off your shoes. But you also risk injury, new studies show. Your legs and feet move differently when you run barefoot. This can make you more efficient. But the unfamiliar movements can strain your muscles and tendons. "If you

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  5. Stretching and Flexibility: 7 Tips

    Expert advice on flexibility and stretching.

  6. U.S. States With Most, Least Deaths From Injuries

    May 22, 2012 -- Thousands of injuries could be prevented and billions of dollars in medical costs could be saved each year if states implemented more research-based prevention policies, concludes a new report released today. Injuries are the No. 1 cause of death for Americans aged 1 to 44, and the t

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  7. Athletes Better Equipped to Play Through the Pain

    May 18, 2012 -- Sprains, strains, and worse injuries are unavoidable in sports, and playing through the pain comes with the territory for most athletes. So how do they continue to excel with pain that would leave others sidelined? New research confirms that athletes have a higher tolerance for pain

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  8. For Some Athletes, Head Blows May Hamper Learning

    May 16, 2012 -- College football and hockey players sustain numerous blows to the head every season. Those hits, according to a new study published in the online edition of the journal Neurology, may add up to brain injuries that impact learning for some players. The authors of the study followed fo

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  9. Fitness Fights High Blood Pressure Genes

    May 14, 2012 -- Does high blood pressure run in your family? Keeping physically fit may lower your odds of developing high blood pressure by a third. A new study shows that physically fit people with a family history of high blood pressure were up to 34% less likely to develop high blood pressure th

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  10. The Avengers Workouts

    How did the actors who wowed us as the Avengers get their amazing onscreen physiques? It wasn’t Hollywood special effects, but months of intense workouts that delivered those buff bodies. Trainers Bobby Strom, Brad Bose, and Steve Zim who prepped Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., and Chris Evan

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