| 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...
| Apr 22, 2010
If there is one population subgroup that doesn't need to worry about weight, it's endurance athletes, right?
These dedicated cyclists and runners, swimmers and rowers burn calories like human furnaces. Carbohydrates fuel their fire and, if they worry...
| Apr 21, 2010
The Department of Health and Human Services recently issued a report recommending that adults do muscle-strengthening exercises for all major muscle groups at least twice a week. That's on top of at least 150 minutes of moderate (or 75 minutes of...
| Apr 7, 2010
Christine Thorburg, also a physician, came to see my colleague Massimo Testa, M.D., and me after she had knee ligament reconstruction. She'd run cross-country in college and had done some recreational cycling at age 30, but that was about it. She asked us...
| Oct 5, 2010
CrossFit may be the latest thing in fitness, but it's also a throwback to an era of medicine balls, calisthenics and free weights.
Maybe that's why CrossFit gyms throughout the country count among their aficionados a growing number of older athletes...
| Aug 24, 2010
What makes an athlete fast may have more to do with body type than training. Researchers from Duke University and Howard University think the secret may lie in the body's center of gravity.
Their study, released online in the International Journal of...
| Jul 15, 2010
The secret to better athletic performance can sit right in your mouth.
When New Orleans saints defensive back Tracy Porter intercepted Peyton Manning and sealed the Saints first Super Bowl title, he held the secret in his mouth.
When Shaquille O'Neal...
| Aug 31, 2010
Michael Phelps' Olympic success may come down to biology.
Some academics took a look at the record books from the past 100 years and the bodies of the athletes and made this determination. It wasn't about race, but body type — though the fastest...
| Apr 26, 2010
Platelet-rich plasma therapy has seemed promising, picking up anecdotal support and no small amount of public attention. It's the research that is far from conclusive.
Over the last couple of years, the treatment has been promoted for tendon, ligament,...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 4:33 PM
The Angels made a series of roster moves Tuesday, placing rookie right-hander Garrett Richards on the 15-day disabled list with a right abductor strain and optioning infielder Andrew Romine to Triple A Salt Lake. Pitchers Trevor Bell and Horacio Ramirez.....
| Aug 16, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Kobe Bryan and church incident. The San Diego police investigation into an alleged incident between basketball star Kobe Bryant and a young man at a Carmel Valley church has hit a snag: the man has told police that he will not available to be...