March 09, 2017 by Contributor in Exercise and Fitness

‘Pokemon Go’ Players Add 2,000 Steps a Day

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News WEDNESDAY, March 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) — People playing Pokemon Go on their smartphone receive an unintended dose of physical activity during their quest to capture virtual critters, a new study finds. Pokemon Go players were twice as likely to walk

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March 07, 2017 by Contributor in Exercise and Fitness

Diagnosing Sprains and Strains

When should you see a doctor for a sprain or strain? Sometimes you need to see a doctor for help in diagnosis and treatment. For strains or sprains, the pain can increase in the first one to two days, as the spasm surrounding the injury sets in. If after trying

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March 01, 2017 by Contributor in Exercise and Fitness

Health Tip: Step Training

Latest Exercise & Fitness News (HealthDay News) — Step training is a great way to burn calories and strengthen muscles and bones. The American Council on Exercise offers these tips: Make sure you step with your entire foot on the platform, with no portion hanging off the edge. When you

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February 27, 2017 by Contributor in Exercise and Fitness

Ice Fishing Can Invite Serious Injuries

Latest Exercise & Fitness News SATURDAY, Feb. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Ice fishing may seem like a relaxing pastime, but it can result in broken bones, concussions and other injuries, according to surgeons from the Mayo Clinic. “Ice fishing has become more popular in the last few years, and,

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February 22, 2017 by Contributor in Exercise and Fitness

ACL Tears on the Rise Among Kids, Especially Girls

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) — As kids play sports like soccer and football with more frequency and force, many are damaging their knees, a new study finds. A common knee injury — an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear —

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February 21, 2017 by Contributor in Exercise and Fitness

Health Tip: Stay Safe During Winter Sports

Latest Exercise & Fitness News (HealthDay News) — Skiing and snowboarding are fun ways to exercise and make the most of winter. But safety is still a priority. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons advises: Always head out with a buddy when you participate in a winter sport. Make sure

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