Fitness

Fitness Pain

Knee Replacement Or Not?

How much does it hurt? That’s something to ask yourself before committing to a full knee replacement. Why? Because researchers at the Commonwealth University of Virginia are convinced that knee replacement provides “minimal effects on quality of life,” and that patients with less severe symptoms don’t gain enough to justify […]

Fitness Health

Resistance Training Builds Strong Bones

Like just about everything else, our bones get weaker as we get older. What to do? Researchers at the University of Missouri suggest weight bearing exercises and jump training. Here’s why. As Science Daily reports, the researchers split a group of men 25- to 60-years-old who had low-bone mass into two […]

Attitude Fitness Pain

Boring Desk Job? Try A Tough Mudder

Ever wonder what drives people to pay good money to suffer through Tough Mudders and other grueling endurance events? Now we know. It’s their day jobs. Researchers at Cardiff University are convinced that pain and suffering, especially pain and suffering blended with team spirit, are the ideal antidote for the […]

Fitness

Fitness Trackers Bad With Heart Rates

It’s comforting to imagine that your fitness tracker has your heart rate covered, but research conducted at the Cleveland Clinic suggests that fitness tracker wearers should take some heart rate monitors with a grain of salt, or perhaps with something else that won’t raise blood pressure. A Cleveland Clinic news […]

Attitude Fitness

Is Your Health App Too Friendly?

Sure, interactive health apps are good for your health, and back and forth communication between wearer and device has been shown to increase likelihood that the wearer will actually follow through with a recommended exercise. That’s the good news. The bad news, from researchers at Penn State and the University […]

Fitness Women's Health

Do Women Sweat More Than Men?

Who really sweats more, men or women? A new study by researchers at the University of Wollongong in Australia suggests that the answer is “neither.” Gender doesn’t matter. Size does. Science Daily reports on the study, which looked at skin blood flow and sweating responses in 36 men and 24 […]

Fitness Health

Testosterone Builds Bone, May Up Heart Risk

Men got the good news about testosterone treatment last year, when researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School reported that testosterone treatment improved sexual function and mood. Now comes another report from the same study, suggesting that testosterone treatment improves bone density and strength, but warning that it seemed […]