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2010-09-01 15:03:00

May Help Explain Higher Risk of ACL Injury in Females; Improve Prevention Approach ROSEMONT, Ill., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Significant differences in knee alignment and muscle activation exist between men and women while kicking a soccer ball, according to a study published this month in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Data reveals that males activate certain hip and leg muscles more than females during the motion of the instep and side-foot kicks - the most common soccer...

2010-06-11 07:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- During the most-watched sporting event in the world, elite soccer players from 32 different countries will have their skills and fitness tested in pursuit of soccer's holy grail. During each match they will run an average of six miles over 90 minutes with no time outs and will face grueling competition through the month-long tournament. It will all take place on the grandest world stage ever viewed on TV: more than 700 million people. Every moment...

2010-04-19 12:05:00

LOS ANGELES, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- G2 Lifestyles - the world's premier fitness products company to bring you a line of self-guided stretch mats and exercise balls - has finalized an agreement with Big 5 Sporting Goods to acquire the Trainermat for Abs & Trainermat for Yoga. Effective immediately, G2 Lifestyles fitness program, which provides you with important stretching positions and strengthening exercises, will be incorporated into Big 5 Sporting Goods as their only self-depicted...

2009-12-09 14:00:00

LANGHORNE, Pa., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The art of stretching has been revolutionized with the introduction of TendoFlex - an innovative, physician designed exercise product that combines spinal range of motion exercises and abdominal core strengthening, allowing users to enhance mobility and help alleviate back stiffness, muscle tightness and aching. TendoFlex lets users stretch through their previous limited physiological barriers of motion - that would have previously required trainer...

2009-10-06 13:00:00

The important relationship between flexibility and health How far you can reach beyond your toes from a sitting position "“ normally used to define the flexibility of a person's body "“ may be an indicator of how stiff your arteries are. A study in the American Journal of Physiology has found that, among people 40 years old and older, performance on the sit-and-reach test could be used to assess the flexibility of the arteries. Because arterial stiffness often precedes...

2009-02-10 11:32:00

Follow these steps to avoid injury--while getting kicked, punched, and thrown ROSEMONT, Ill., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Whether it's for self-defense, competition, discipline, or just exercise, people are turning to martial arts in increasing numbers. Martial arts can include karate, taekwondo, tai chi, judo, and hapkido, as well as related sports such as kickboxing and capoeira. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (http://www.aaos.org) (AAOS), martial arts...

2008-10-02 03:00:18

By Weider, Joe Harvard Medical School backs up what we've been saying for years: The bodybuilding lifestyle helps you live longer, stronger and healthier Staying at the forefront of fitness and nutrition science has always been Joe Weider's aim. At last, I feel vindicated! one of my most important predictions - one that I made more than half a century ago - has finally been proven, accepted and embraced by one of the world's most prestigious universities and the entire medical community....

2008-08-04 03:00:07

By Bednar, Joseph 'No pain, no gain' may be a catchy slogan for gym rats, but to physical therapists, it makes no sense. "Many people don't have an awareness of how to work out; they think that, if they're not inflicting pain on themselves, they're not doing enough," said Lori Manseau, a physical therapist and director of Rehabilitation Services as Wing Memorial Hospital in Palmer. "We see a lot of muscle strains, people who just injure the muscles or the tendons, and that results in...

2008-07-18 15:00:19

By NANCI HELLMICH One Olympian has middle-agers asking if they can be fit too The chiseled body of 41-year-old Olympic swimmer Dara Torres was all the talk of people watching the U.S. Olympic trials. And it prompted some middle-aged people to think about their own physical condition and wonder whether mere mortals can achieve that high level of fitness and end up looking like Torres. "Many people in their 40s could look like her, but they'd have to train a ridiculous number of...

2007-04-10 15:00:00

By Robbyn Brooks, Northwest Florida Daily News, Fort Walton Beach Apr. 10--We've all seen items on shopping networks and late night television infomercials and wondered if those products really do the things they advertise. The Daily News is stepping in to save our readers heartache, and even some cash, as we do the shopping and find out "Does It Work ?" o your ears hang low? Do they Dwobble to and fro? It may be a children's song, but for many fashionistas it's a reality. With the growing...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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