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Why you should consider adding classical music to your exercise playlist

For many people, an essential part of any exercise regime is the music that accompanies it. Whether you're a runner, a rower or a bodybuilder, there's a good chance you have a favorite selection of tunes and some headphones ...

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Science reveals top marathon runners' secrets

(HealthDay)—What makes a marathoner great?

Health

Get the facts on exercise and chronic disease

If you have a chronic condition, you might have questions about exercising. How often can you exercise? Which exercises are safe? Understand the basics about exercise and chronic disease.

Health

Nutrition tips for running virtual races

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am a runner who has previously participated in 5K and 10K races, as well as half-marathons and full marathons. I would rely on water and nutrition stations at the events to help fuel my performance. Now ...

Cardiology

No limit to cardiovascular benefits of exercise, study finds

Physical activity is not only associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, but there is no threshold for that association, with the lowest risk of cardiovascular disease seen for those who are most active, according ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Stick to supportive shoes if you have knee pain

A randomized controlled trial found that sturdy supportive shoes improve knee pain on walking and knee-related quality of life compared with flat flexible shoes. This evidence supports recommendations that previously had ...

Neuroscience

Perceiving prosthesis as lighter thanks to neurofeedback

Transmitting sensory signals from prostheses to the nervous system helps leg amputees to perceive prosthesis as part of their body. While amputees generally perceive their prostheses as heavy, this feedback helps them to ...

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Three ways to move more while working from home

Though people with office jobs often sit for up to 80% of the working day, many still manage to get an average of 3,616 steps daily, largely thanks to many small opportunities for activity throughout the day. But with many ...

Neuroscience

Physical activity is good for your concentration – here's why

Whether it's during the post-lunch slump or just one of those days, we all struggle to concentrate on what we're doing sometimes, whether that's at work, school, or home. Being able to concentrate on what we're doing would ...

Health

Q&A: Top 10 workout myths

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I eat fairly healthy, but I want to lose weight and improve my physical wellness in the new year. I'm finding a lot of conflicting information about the best workouts for weight loss, the amount of time ...

Health

Q&A: The health benefits of yoga

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have always been fairly flexible, so I have never felt compelled to include yoga in my fitness routine. Typically, I just walk and maybe do some weights for strength training. I was talking to a friend ...

Health

Five tips to help you keep exercising this new year

Exercising more is one of the most common new year resolutions people make. But more than a quarter of people fail to keep their resolutions, and only half maintain some of them.

Genetics

Genes play a role in common knee injury

It has long been known that the choice of shoe, surface and type of sport can all be contributing factors when someone suffers an anterior cruciate ligament rupture. Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have now observed ...

Cardiology

'Athlete's heart' differs between men and women

The hearts of female athletes adapt differently to the rigors of sports training compared to their male peers, according to a new study that could change the way doctors evaluate women's heart health.

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Digital solutions may aid athletes' mental health

From stress, burnout, career disruption and social isolation, the COVID-19 pandemic has posed similar challenges for many people including one special subgroup—that of elite athletes.