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Do-anywhere upper body stretches

(HealthDay)—Flexibility in your upper body is important for many everyday activities you take for granted, like twisting and turning while backing out of a parking space. Try these three stretches to help keep your upper ...

Cardiology

A new model for heart valve disease drug discovery

An article published in Experimental Biology and Medicine describes a new model for heart valve physiology. The study, led by Dr. Carla Lacerda, from the Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas Tech University reports ...

Health

Stretches for calves, hamstrings and quads

(HealthDay)—Stretching your leg muscles can improve your flexibility and prevent injury. Here are three stretches that you can do every day and at every age.

Health

Get in shape for tennis and other racquet sports

(HealthDay)—Playing singles tennis is a great way to have fun and exercise, and if you have access to an indoor court, it can be a year-round workout option that builds camaraderie along with muscle tone.

Health

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 ...

Health

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.

Cardiology

Stretch, inflammation and hypertension

Monocytes are known to play an important role in hypertension, although the exact mechanism remains unclear. It is hypothesized that a potential source of monocyte activation originates from its interaction with the vascular ...

Health

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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