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Losing or Gaining Weight after Total Joint Replacement Affects Patients’ Pain, Function and Activity Years Later

Gaining or Losing weight after total joint replacement surgery affects how patients do years after having the surgery to replace worn hip or knee joints. Those who lose weight have better function and activity levels two years after surgery than those who gain weight, according to a recent study at the Hospital for Special […]

Top Injury Prevention Tips for High Intensity Interval Training

It’s a big fitness trend, promising quick, dramatic results with short bursts of exercise. Called High Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT, the fitness approach encourages participants to push themselves to their limits to achieve measurable gains in strength and endurance. And while the premise is a good one for many athletes, the risk for […]

Only a Short Bout of Daily Exercise Helps to Undo Christmas Overeating

It’s no secret that Christmas indulging and inactivity lead to negative health effects. Now, researchers have found that a short, daily bout of exercise will help you to avoid the bad, even if you consume many more calories than you burn off.

Previous studies have found that as little as a few days of […]

Recent Osteoarthritis Prevention and Coping Advice from Mayo Clinic Experts Touts Exercise, Physical Therapy

World Arthritis Day, October 12, 2013, reminds us of the pain and disability that affects millions of people in the U.S. The most common arthritis type, osteoarthritis, is a debilitating joint condition affecting and estimated 27 million Americans. The good news is there are things you can do to prevent osteoarthritis, as well as enhance […]