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Sugar Mouth Rinse Boosts Performance

Five percent. That’s the improvement in time for athletes who swished their mouths with sucrose compared with those who swished with water, and ran 7.9 mile race. Yes it’s strange, but just swishing our mouths with a rinse that contains a little sugar appears to boost athletic performance. A University […]

Exercise Is Good for Arthritis
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Exercise Is Good for Arthritis

No, arthritis is not a reason to stop exercising. In fact, according to researchers at Northwestern University, it’s a reason to start exercising. HealthDay reports that when researchers at the school studied more than 1,600 adults 49 or older who had arthritic pain or stiffness in their hips, knees or feet, […]

Weekend Warriors Reap Benefits
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Weekend Warriors Reap Benefits

Forget the cynical comments and warning of pulled muscles directed at weekend warriors, those of us who exercise only once or twice a week. A new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine finds significant mortality benefits for all manner of weekend warriors. The Washington Post reports on the study, which found […]

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Gym Members Are More Fit

OK, the researchers don’t suggest why people who belong to a gym exercise more and also happen to be more fit, but readers may be able to figure that out. What the University of Iowa study did find was that people who belonged to a health club not only exercised […]