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  1. Can Sleep Improve Your Athletic Performance?

    Athletes work hard to win, from training to diet. There's a simple thing they might overlook: Going to bed an hour early. "Getting enough sleep is crucial for athletic performance," says David Geier, MD, an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Charleston, SC. Studies show that good s

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  2. Skip the Steroids for Shoulder Pain?

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For relief of shoulder pain, physical therapy and steroid shots provide similar results, a new study finds. Researchers compared the two nonsurgical approaches in a group of 100-plus adults suffering from shoulder pain c

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  3. Exercises to Improve Your Balance

    Balance is key for everything from riding a bike to walking on a slippery sidewalk (not to mention mastering tree pose in yoga class). Joel Harper, personal trainer and owner of Joel Harper Fitness in New York, recommends a series of moves that lower the risk of falls, engage major muscle groups, an

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  4. Heatstroke in Endurance Runners

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Endurance runners are far more likely to die of heat stroke than an undetected heart condition, according to a new study. The researchers pointed out that endurance athletes participating in events in warm climates

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  5. Running Could Add 3 Years to Your Lifespan

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Runners may live an average three years longer than people who don't run, according to new research. But, the best news from this study is that it appears that you can reap this benefit even if you run at slow speeds for

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  6. 4 Must-Try Cardio Workouts

    You're at the gym, ready to do your cardio. Today, don't do the exact same thing you always do. It's time for a change. Each of the following four workouts uses a different piece of equipment and tells you exactly what to do. Check with your doctor first before starting a new routine, especially if

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  7. 5 Signs Your Workout Is Too Easy

    You've been working out for a while, and it's starting to feel comfortable -- too comfortable. It's time to make it more challenging again. Revving things back up is a good idea if you recognize yourself in any of these five scenarios: When you first begin exercising, it can be tough to find an acti

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  8. Insanity Workout

    If you're starting a workout program that calls itself "Insanity," you know it's going to be over the top. This is one of the most challenging fitness programs on the market.

  9. Young Pro Pitchers & Risk of 'Tommy John' Surgery

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pitchers who start playing Major League Baseball at a young age may be at increased risk for requiring elbow surgery later in their career, according to a new study. Researchers looked at 168 pitchers who spent at least

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  10. Tennis: An Ace of a Workout

    Who knew? Tennis is one of the best total-body workouts you can get. "It's a high-intensity interval training workout that burns between 400 and 1,000 calories an hour," says Mark Kovacs, PhD. He's the executive director of the International Tennis Performance Association. It's also an ace for stren

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