| Sep 8, 2010
Improving performance and reducing the risk of injury during exercise is not just a matter of building your strength or endurance. Efficient movement also plays a role, and that comes only with repetition.
In that sense, practice does make perfect.
| Sep 15, 2010
Any exercise you do requires two things: muscle contraction and energy. You train your muscles with exercise, of course, but did you know you also train the mechanisms that provide the energy?
All cellular activity is fueled by adenosine triphosphate, or...
| Sep 22, 2010
Despite the health profession clamoring for everyone to exercise, primary-care physicians are often responsible for quashing the very fitness efforts they purport to embrace.
Many people report having gone to their personal physicians to seek treatment...
| Sep 29, 2010
There are certain places you might expect to see a recommendation to hire a personal trainer — say, in a muscle-magazine ad or on late-night TV. But one of those places is probably not a publication by one of our nation's most venerated medical...
| Oct 5, 2010
Even people with risk factors need exercise. In fact, people with risk factors stand to see the greatest gains from regular exercise, including a potential reduction in the very risk factors they once viewed as an impediment to it.
| Oct 12, 2010
Jen had been obese, had gastric bypass surgery and lost 80 pounds. She was walking five or six times a week — about 25 miles — and had started doing marathons. Then she started lifting weights twice a week to add some resistance training to...
| Oct 20, 2010
More and more kids are being diagnosed with what was once thought to be an almost exclusively adult malady: high blood pressure. These children join the large contingent of American adults — estimated to be 25 percent of the population — who...
| Oct 27, 2010
The vast majority of fitness-seekers, even those who are quite knowledgeable, have no idea how to properly gauge their body composition — how much of their body weight is fat and how much is muscle — which is so important to truly measuring...
| May 11, 2010
Even the most robust exercise program won't grant you true fitness if you don't take control of your diet.
Exercise changes virtually every tissue in the body via many different pathways -- metabolic, hormonal, neurological and mechanical—says...
| May 19, 2010
The Tour of California bike race, which has attracted a large field of world-class cyclists this year, started last weekend. In the first stage, a number of cyclists crashed just before the finish line. As one of the BMC Racing Team doctors, I was working...
| May 22, 2010
Muscle soreness 24 to 48 hours after you exercise is a good sign. It means that you have challenged your muscles and are getting stronger. This is called delayed onset of muscle soreness, or DOMS, and everyone experiences it, even elite athletes. Here's...