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Why static stretching may not be as effective as you think

The thing about professional football that renowned health-fad skeptic Timothy Caulfield finds most incredible isn't the feats of athleticism, the big hits or even the moments of grace that emerge from the chaos—it's the ...

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Flexibility: A must at every age

(HealthDay)—Flexibility is a component of all types of movement—from everyday activities to the most rigorous exercises. Being flexible helps you stay mobile and avoid injury.

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What comes first: warm-up or stretching?

(HealthDay)—Sports-medicine research has called into question the value of warm-ups and cool-downs, and cast doubt on whether they really prevent muscle soreness.

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Preventing sports injuries

(HealthDay)—Simple steps can help keep you from being sidelined by a sports injury.

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Tips and techniques for reducing muscle soreness

When you try a new exercise, lift heavier weights or run steeper hills, muscles experience strain and micro-tearing at the cellular level. This leaves your muscles sore. Foam rolling, stretching and foods with anti-inflammatory ...

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Getting the most from your stretching routine

The conclusions of a systematic review of hundreds of studies contradict the most common static stretching findings from the last 15 years. This research is available today in Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A look at treating those nagging tendon injuries

Treating tendons has definitely changed in the last 20 years. Many people are used to the term tendinitis, which was used for many years to describe injuries to the tendon. But as we learn more about them, we have learned ...

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Athletes warming up wrong: study

(Medical Xpress) -- Static stretching warm ups are being overused by athletes even though they can be counter-productive, according to Victoria University research.