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2013-08-06 23:03:01

Two recent studies demonstrate the effectiveness of myofascial rolling versus static stretching, which is associated with declines in performance, announced Performance Health. Akron, OH (PRWEB) August 06, 2013 Two recent studies out of Memorial University of Newfoundland (St. John’s, Canada) support the effectiveness of myofascial rolling. The studies (1),(2) concluded that as little as two minutes of myofascial rolling with foam rollers and a mere five seconds of rolling with a roller...

2013-08-05 23:20:30

The latest blog from Marble Media LLC’s FitnessConnoisseur.com discusses the differences between static and dynamic stretching, and the importance of stretching before exercising. Fort Lee, New Jersey (PRWEB) August 05, 2013 It’s no secret that stretching before or after a workout is important for lessening post-workout soreness and preventing activity-based injuries. But there’s still the matter of determining the best kind of warm-up or cool-down for different types of workouts....

Bats Use Recycled Energy For Take-off
2013-07-07 20:17:49

Society for Experimental Biology [ Video 1 ] [ Video 2 ] Bats are uniquely able to stretch and store energy in their bicep and tricep tendons during take-off and climbing flight, giving them an extra power boost. A new study on fruitbats, to be presented at the meeting of the Society for Experimental in Valencia on July 4, used cutting edge technology to image how these small mammals move through the air. Dr Nicolai Konow (Brown University, USA), who led the research said: "Energy...

2013-05-22 23:25:03

Tips for senior runners for minimizing foot injury Carmel, NY (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 Speeding up can slow the effects of aging and mortality. According to a recent study from Bispebjerg University Hospital in Denmark published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, April 2013, the risk of death was reduced by 44% for male joggers and 44% for female joggers, with an adjusted survival benefit of 6.2 years in men and 5.6 years in women. The results reinforced findings from an earlier Stanford...

2013-05-20 23:04:59

The ten (10) stations included in ParknPool´s new line of fitness equipment are designed to provide several levels of challenging activities for older children and adults. The individual pieces can be laid out along a pathway or configured piece by piece to fit a specific area. Lexington, VA (PRWEB) May 20, 2013 Experience a new level of physical fitness and comfort with ParknPool´s new line of outdoor fitness equipment. Designed with ergonomics in mind, the ten (10) station...

2013-01-24 23:03:21

Mel Cave, Director of Physical Therapy at Somers Orthopaedics Offers Tips for Safer Alternatives to Adding Weights While Walking Carmel, NY (PRWEB) January 24, 2013 The health benefits of walking have long been known. More than 2,400 years ago, Hippocrates said, "Walking is a man's best medicine." Today we know that walking, like other forms of regular exercise, improves cardiovascular health, controls weight, reduces stress and helps maintain overall strength and fitness. And walking is...


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'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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