Tennis and Other Racket Sports Linked to Longer Life

Tennis and Other Racket Sports Linked to Longer Life

A recent study shows that people who play racket sports, such as tennis, badminton, and squash, live longer than their non-playing counterparts. The study examined physical activity data from more than 80,000 participants with average age of 52. The participants were divided into groups based on the sport(s) that they engaged in (cycling, swimming, racket
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Exercise Therapy for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Exercise Therapy for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is characterized by severe, disabling fatigue; musculoskeletal pain; sleep disturbances; headaches; reduced concentration; and impaired short-term memory. Current research is finding prevalence to be as high as 2.54 in 100 – much higher than previously thought.1 Multiple guidelines call for the prescription of exercise therapy as part of the treatment plan
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Physical Therapy for Ankle Sprains

Physical Therapy for Ankle Sprains

Previous ankle sprains and failure to rehabilitate an ankle sprain are two of largest forecasters of a future ankle sprain. In a study published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine, researchers found that people who rehabilitated their ankle sprains were less likely to have a future re-injury. The study divided 80 soccer players with
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Exercise Therapy for Fibromyalgia

Exercise Therapy for Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a very common, chronic disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and tenderness in multiple specific points. Exercise therapy has long been established as a potent treatment for fibromyalgia – comparable to pharmacological interventions.1 Exercise is known to help reset central sensitivity syndromes such as chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia, and with the
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New Exercise Recommendations for Sedentary Lifestyle

New Exercise Recommendations for Sedentary Lifestyle

So just how much exercise is enough to make up for the hours spent sitting at a desk on the job or on the couch watching movies? A recent study recommends a ratio of 30 minutes of physical activity per 4 hours of sitting, one hour of per eight hours, etc. Researchers analyzed data from
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