FRIDAY, Oct. 11, 2019 -- The most common misconception about weight training is that it adds bulky muscle mass, a fear of some women. While elite male lifters can -- and want to -- get very developed, for most people the result is simply well-toned muscles.
Other benefits are increased mobility, more support for your joints and the ability to stay self-sufficient into your late years.
THURSDAY, Oct. 10, 2019 -- Sore from a workout? You don't have to reach for pain relief medicine when ice or heat will help. But when should you go cold and when should you go warm?
Ice is the go-to therapy when an injury first happens. It can stop the swelling of a sprained ankle, for instance, and numb the pain. The traditional approach is 20 minutes on, 20 minutes off at first. You might step this down to 20 minutes every two or three hours on the second and third days. If you have a long-term injury, icing the area for 10 to 20 minutes after a workout can be soothing.
SATURDAY, Sept. 14, 2019 -- Don't let foot problems hobble your autumn activities, a foot surgeon says.
"Foot health contributes to your overall health. From beginners to advanced athletes, proper foot care is important to keep your body healthy," said Dr. John Giurini, chief of podiatric surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, in Boston.
TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 -- The length of time that NFL players are sidelined after a concussion has tripled in the past two decades, a new study finds.
Researchers analyzed data from the 2012-2015 pro football seasons. They found that the players who suffered a concussion returned to play an average of 19 days later, which means they missed about 1.5 games.