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  1. Older People Must Work Out More to Keep Muscles

    July 8, 2011 -- The older you get, the more you may have to work to maintain your muscles, according to a new study. Researchers report that men and women over the age of 60 have to lift weights more often than younger adults to maintain muscle mass and muscle size. "Our data are the first to sugges

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  2. Drinking Chocolate Milk May Help Your Workout

    July 1, 2011 -- Drinking low-fat chocolate milk after a workout helps endurance, builds muscle, reduces fat, and seems to improve performance, according to new research. The drink seems to have the right combination of carbohydrates and protein, says researcher John L. Ivy, PhD, department chair of

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  3. Is It Time for Physical Therapy?

    You stretch, you run, you lift, you exercise every day, yet something doesn’t feel quite right. Maybe it’s a nagging pain or stiffness in your joints that won’t go away. Whatever the problem, maybe it’s time to see a physical therapist. “We help with motion -- whether that’s in sport, in activities,

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  4. Job-Related Exercise Helps People Stay Healthy

    May 26, 2011 -- Walking or performing  physically demanding work on the job helps U.S. adults meet minimum physical activity guidelines that could lead to better health, the CDC says in a new report. The report is based on a survey of nearly 386,400 U.S. adults who answered questions about their phy

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  5. Minneapolis-St. Paul Nabs 'Fittest City' Title

    May 24, 2011 -- Minneapolis-St. Paul has plenty of parks and recreational facilities, an increasing number of farmers markets, and low smoking rates. Those attributes helped the Twin Cities garner the No. 1 spot in the American College of Sports Medicine’s 2011 list of America’s fittest cities. Wash

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  6. Americans Walk and Bike More, but Just a Little

    May 6, 2011 -- Despite repeated calls over the years by public health officials for people to increase exercise and physical activity, Americans are walking and cycling only a little more now than they were a decade ago, a new study shows. The average American made 17 more "walk trips" in 2009 than

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  7. Heart Rate Monitors: Help or Hindrance?

    Fitness buffs have long turned to heart rate monitors -- either ones they own or those found on exercise machines -- as a way of gauging whether they're exercising hard enough. But heart rate monitors aren't as helpful as you might think. The problem? First off, the numbers used to calculate your ma

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  8. Football Concussions: What to Do

    Concussions make headlines when they affect NFL players, and there is growing awareness that they can also affect teen athletes. Every high school and college football program -- as well as those for other high-contact sports -- should have a concussion management program, says Mark Lovell, PhD, who

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  9. Whey Protein May Help Build Muscles

    March 15, 2011 -- Eating whey protein may help build muscle mass even if the dairy substance is taken a day after a workout session, a new study indicates. Researchers at McMaster University in Canada and the University of Nottingham in England recruited 15 young men, all experienced in performing r

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  10. Exercise Good for Knees, Study Finds

    March 3, 2011 -- Despite some previous research casting doubt on the value of physical activity for the knees, a new study says it’s beneficial for knee joint health. Researchers in Australia say although it’s true that exercise has been linked to bony spurs called osteophytes, physical activity in

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