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  • What to do about a weight loss plateau

    When people follow a diet and exercise plan, they may start to lose weight at a steady rate. However, many people reach a weight loss plateau, where their weight stays the same despite dietary changes and exercise.

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  • Physical activity in lessons improves students' attainment

    Students who take part in physical exercises like star jumps or running on the spot during school lessons do better in tests than peers who stick to sedentary learning, according to a UCL-led study.

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  • Osteoarthritis research: Hot mud and salt baths

    Could hot mud treatments and sodium chloride mineral baths relieve the symptoms of osteoarthritis? A small scale pilot study, although limited in scope, concludes that they are worth further investigation.

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  • When Is Shoulder Replacement a Good Option?

    Advancements in implant design and more careful patient selection have improved outcomes and longevity of shoulder replacement in recent years. More than 70,000 of these surgeries are done annually, making shoulder replacements the fastest growing joint replacement.

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  • Protective mediators can help heal injured tendon cells by attacking inflammation

    Tendon tears, both to the rotator cuff and Achilles heel, are common injuries, especially in aged individuals. Painful and disabling, they can adversely impact quality of life. New approaches are required to help patients suffering from chronic tendon injuries. A novel study identified mediators that promote resolution of inflammation as potential new therapeutics to push chronically injured tendons down an inflammation-resolving pathway.

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  • Heated suit simulates exercise benefits for people unable to take part in physical activity

    Scientists are testing a heated suit which replicates some benefits of exercise without the need for physical activity.

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  • 5 common sport injuries: what you need to know

    While there are preventative steps adults and children alike can take, Joseph N. Liu, MD, an orthopedic surgeon for Loma Linda University Medical Center, says it’s important to remember that there is always a risk of injury with recreational activities and that some injuries come from wear over time.

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  • How to strengthen your knee

    The knee is the largest joint in the body. People use it heavily every day as they walk, run, climb, or jump. As a result, it is also very prone to injury and pain. When these occur, a doctor may recommend exercises to help a person strengthen the muscles around the knee.

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  • How much of one sport is too much for your budding superstar?

    Playing a sport has become a year-round endeavor for many youths, who feel pressure to focus exclusively on one sport in their efforts to play at the high school and collegiate levels.

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  • Treating Muscle Soreness After Exercise

    Treatment of sore muscles after exercise is focused on reducing the inflammation and allowing the sore muscle to heal properly. Some treatments recommended for muscle soreness have a scientific basis, others do not.

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