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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...

2013-03-06 08:25:02

DUKE UNIVERSITY/UNC STUDY: POSTURE SHIRT® recommended for over-head athletes and for pre-rehabilitation and rehabilitation exercises in athletes with poor posture LOS ANGELES, March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In February the National Basketball Association (NBA) approved the AlignMed® Posture Shirt® as a medical device allowing the Los Angeles Laker's Center, Dwight Howard to play in the Posture Shirt® during his recovery period. The device has played a part in Howard...

2013-02-21 12:26:58

Orthopaedic surgeons offer fitness safety tips ROSEMONT, Ill., Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many adults begin the early weeks and months of a new year trying to launch and maintain a rigorous exercise program. And yet, these overly ambitious and strenuous efforts often result in injury, and ultimately, discouragement and the return to sedentary habits. In 2011, more than 800,000 Americans received medical treatment for exercise-related (non-equipment) injuries,...

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...

2013-01-02 05:02:08

Offering a workout that encompasses a combination of endurance, flexibility and strength, the Deluxe Stretch/Balance Barre from Health Mark is a professional stretch barre at a consumer friendly price. Whether the user requires upper body, lower body or core conditioning, strengthening and toning, this barre provides it all. Elberton, GA (PRWEB) January 01, 2013 Rehabmart.com, an online e-commerce company that sells rehabilitation and medical supplies, has joined into a distribution...

2012-12-30 05:03:57

Brad Fideler, MD, Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon with Mercy Walworth Hospital and Medical Center in Lake Geneva provides advice on common winter injuries. Lake Geneva, Wisconsin (PRWEB) December 29, 2012 Brad Fideler, MD, Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon with Mercy Walworth Hospital and Medical Center in Lake Geneva provides advice on common winter injuries. "Exercise is good for your body, but like most things, it is not without risks. Exercise injuries affect almost everyone at one...

2012-09-20 23:02:17

Amazed at improvement because years of stretching did not help. Tiburon, CA (PRWEB) September 20, 2012 Somax Performance Institute (web http://www.somaxsports.com), the world leader in improving flexibility beyond stretching, has just posted a new video that shows a 21 year-old golfer increasing his hip flexibility 33% beyond what he was able to achieve with years of stretching in less than one hour with Microfiber Reduction (http://www.somaxsports.com/microfiber.php ) The video can be...

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2012-07-10 09:16:49

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Men and women are different in their own ways. The dress, the style, the demeanor, there are a number of factors. The differences have even trickled down to the number of bodily injuries. In particular, researchers recently revealed that men have a greater number of knee ligament injuries than women, according to a Swedish study. The research differs from past studies that have proposed that women have a greater chance of having...