Health

Targeted efforts do not alter outcomes in healthy elderly

(HealthDay)—In elderly adults, vitamin D supplementation, omega-3 supplementation, and strength training, individually or in combination, do not improve clinical outcomes, according to a study published in the Nov. 10 issue ...

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Researchers study strength-training gender gap, possible solutions

Strength training is an important part of any exercise routine, but some women may not be getting the recommended hours. New Penn State research discovered some of the barriers preventing women from strength training, as ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Walking downhill increases risk of falls in older adults

Falls are a common cause of injury in older adults and can lead to disability. Luckily, the risk of falls can be reduced with regular exercise– but not all exercise. Our latest study shows that so-called eccentric exercise—such ...

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Compression garments reduce strength loss after training

Regular training enhances your strength, but recovery is equally important. Elastic bandages and compression garments are widely used in sports to facilitate recovery and prevent injuries. Now, a research team from Tohoku ...

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Exercising one arm has twice the benefits

New research from Edith Cowan University (ECU) has revealed that training one arm can improve strength and decrease muscle loss in the other arm—without even moving it.

Health

Exercise and nutrition regimen benefits physical, cognitive health

Researchers studied the effects of a 12-week exercise regimen on 148 active-duty Air Force airmen, half of whom also received a twice-daily nutrient beverage that included protein; the omega-3 fatty acid, DHA; lutein; phospholipids; ...

Health

How strong your grip is says a lot about your health

The human hand is remarkable. Not only does it allow us to throw, grab, climb and pick things up, it can also be a measure of health. Using hand-grip strength—which assesses the amount of force a person can generate with ...

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