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Gait Analysis Stops Runners’ Injuries in Their Tracks

A lucky few runners escape running-associated injury. Depending on the training distance, somewhere between 50 percent and 90 percent of runners are sidelined during their running careers because of getting hurt.

An article published September 22, 2014 in the Wall Street Journal looks at gait analysis as a way to prevent running injuries, […]

One-legged Balance Test Helps Predict Hip Fracture and Death among Postmenopausal Women

New research suggests there are important clues that help to predict hip fracture and death among postmenopausal women. One is the inability to stand on one leg for 10 seconds. The other: to squat down and reach the floor.

Both functions are necessary for independence and quality of life. A woman’s inability to […]

Wine Drinking has Heart Health Benefits, but Only If You Exercise

In order to get the cardiovascular health benefits from drinking a moderate amount of wine, one has to also exercise, according to a new study.

Czech Republic researchers presented their findings August 31, 2014 at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

“This is the first randomized trial comparing […]

You don’t have to Run Far or Fast to Get Heart Health and Longevity Benefits from Running

Running as little as five minutes daily can slash a person’s risk of heart disease related death. And that running doesn’t have to be a sprint. Even slow runners benefit, according to a study published July 28, 2014 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Researchers have long known that exercise […]