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  • Exercise May Reduce the Risk of Colds and Flu

    Things are heating up for those of us headed to the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. I am looking forward to being there as team physician for the U.S. Speedskating team. In that role, I take care of team members' injuries and their basic medical needs....
  • Maximize Fitness Gains Through Scheduling

    Maximize Fitness Gains Through Scheduling
    At the upcoming Winter Olympics in Vancouver, you're likely to see the fruits of a training technique Olympic athletes have practiced for literally thousands of years. Though it's relatively unknown to the public, the technique is one anyone can use to...
  • How to treat muscle soreness

    How to treat muscle soreness
    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...
  • Healthy workout takes smart meal planning

    Healthy workout takes smart meal planning
    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 —...
  • How to treat exercise injuries

    How to treat exercise injuries
    The Tour of California bike race, which attracted a large field of world-class cyclists this year, was held recently. In the first stage, a number of cyclists crashed just before the finish line. I was working the race, and I'm happy to report that...
  • Broaden your fitness plan with weights

    Broaden your fitness plan with weights
    Weight lifting is an effective — if often overlooked — exercise for achieving a number of different fitness objectives. It can help you lose weight, build endurance and strength, or serve as an aerobic workout. The ideal weight that you, in...
  • Can exercise slow stress-induced aging?

    Can exercise slow stress-induced aging?
    The biological life span of any species is roughly six times the stretch between birth and maturity. Using this formula, the human life span is about 120 years, which is borne out in the record books. The oldest people who have ever lived all topped out...
  • Exercise-induced asthma could sneak up on you

    Exercise-induced asthma could sneak up on you
    A top athlete who is exhausted and underperforming but experiencing no other symptoms will nonetheless be tested for allergies or exercise-induced asthma and offered treatment. As is the case with many advances in sports performance medicine, however,...
  • Dehydration, exercise and heat don't mix

    Dehydration, exercise and heat don't mix
    When Tour de France cyclist Cadel Evans wanted to press on after fracturing his elbow in a fall in Stage 8, BMC Racing Team physician Max Testa made the call. Seeing no risk of permanent damage, Testa gave Evans the green light. "It was a stable fracture...
  • Strategic Rest Key to a Powerful Performance

    Strategic Rest Key to a Powerful Performance
    As anticipation for the Olympic Games in Vancouver reaches a crescendo, many assume the athletes are also in a frenzy. They picture speedskater Shani Davis or alpine skier Lindsey Vonn putting in the hardest workouts of their lives in the days leading...