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The Problem With High-Intensity Workouts

It sounds good: go all out for one or two minutes and you don’t have to spend 45 minutes doing something you don’t like to do.  But now comes Panteleimon “Paddy” Ekkekakis, a professor of kinesiology at Iowa State University, who says the whole idea of high-intensity workouts is a bad one. […]

Attitude Fitness

Income and Exercise Habits

Money may not change everything, but it does appear to influence exercise habits, as revealed by research conducted at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and Georgia State University. Science Daily reports that when researchers there used accelerometer data to analyze physical activity and sedentary behavior in […]

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Best Running Stride Is Your Running Stride

Long stride, short stride, in-the-middle stride, which one is best for runners? After much debate and a good deal of research, experts have come to believe that the most economical stride is the one you choose. Gretchen Reynolds reports in the New York Times that researchers at Brigham Young University […]

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Side Effects Found For Common Prostate Drug

Avodart (Dutsteride), a commonly prescribed drug for treatment of an enlarged prostate, can have some disturbing side effects on metabolic and sexual function, according to researchers at the Boston University Medical Center. Science Daily reports that researchers at the medical center studied two groups of men with benign prostatic hyperplasia […]

Attitude Fitness

Yes, Caffeine Helps

Can caffeine really boost our athletic performance? What if we are already chronic coffee drinkers? The answers are Yes and Yes. New York Times health columnist Gretchen Reynolds reports on a new study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology that suggests that it really doesn’t matter how often you drink coffee, […]

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Compression Tights Don’t Help You Run Faster

The theory looked good on paper: Compression tights would prevent muscles from vibrating; thus, they would conserve energy that could be used to run farther and faster. On the track, however, the theory remained theory. HealthDay reports on research conducted at Ohio State University that  monitored runners while they ran on […]

Fitness Pain

Steroids For Knee Pain? Not So Much

Thinking about getting a steroid shot to relieve the pain of knee arthritis? Think again. A new study by researchers at Tufts Medical Center suggests that you would do just as well if you injected a placebo. The New York Times reports on the research, which randomly assigned 140 men […]