| Apr 16, 2010
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What are the best exercises for sufferers of knee pain?
ANSWER: While I can recommend some general exercises and activities - walking, for example - the most beneficial regimen will depend on the cause of the knee pain. Work with your...
| Jul 15, 2010
Dr. Nancy Snyderman's new book, "Diet Myths That Keep Us Fat" (Crown, $25), is dedicated to everyone who is still battling that last 5 to 50 pounds.
That's just about everybody, isn't it?
The book sets out to sort through all the myths we've heard...
| Apr 22, 2010
If there is one population subgroup that doesn't need to worry about weight, it's endurance athletes, right?
These dedicated cyclists and runners, swimmers and rowers burn calories like human furnaces. Carbohydrates fuel their fire and, if they worry...
| Apr 14, 2010
Longer days -- at least for me -- mean time for long evening workouts, but I need to be careful. Enthusiasm for exercise is fabulous, but athletes can sabotage their fitness goals if it causes them to hit the sack much later.
While you sleep you are...
| May 5, 2010
Muscle soreness 24 to 48 hours after you exercise is a good sign. It means that you have challenged your muscles and are getting stronger. This is called delayed onset of muscle soreness (DOMS), and everyone experiences it, even elite athletes. Here's how...
| Apr 30, 2010
Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center are testing the medication tadalafil (sold as an erectile dysfunction drug under the brand name Cialis) on men with Becker muscular dystrophy, one of the nine forms of muscular dystrophy, a group of inherited...
| May 11, 2010
Doing curls with dumbbells inflates those biceps. A few weeks of bench presses, and shirts start getting tight across the chest—in a good way. Squats burn, but there is payback—thighs that looked like pencils are transformed into rippling,...
| Jun 22, 2010
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Most everyone has watched awe-inspiring professional athletes cycle the Tour de France, tackle the Boston Marathon or surf Maverick's and thought: “Man, I wish I could do that.” But not everyone can pound out a 26-mile footrace with the ease of C...
| Apr 13, 2011
Coby Bell is a football player in BET's "The Game" and an ex-spy in USA's "Burn Notice," which is set in Miami. This actor, husband and father of two sets of twins shuttles between his home in California and various production locations for work, but...
| Sep 15, 2010
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If you're like me and can draw stick figures pretty well … but that's as far as it goes, you might be interested in two nine-week classes starting Monday at Maitland Art Center. Here are details on the classes: Figure Basics: The Skeleton, The...
| Sep 24, 2010
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Everywhere Derrick Caracter goes, his weight follows him. It partly contributed to his abrupt transfer from Louisville. It partly contributed to his low-draft stock after his days at Texas El Paso. And it partly influenced how he structured his eventual...
| Oct 19, 2010
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We sashayed, squatted and sweated to find the city's exotic workouts, from dress-up disco to hipster dance classes to weight-lifting yoga. Now we need to find L.A.'s best massage. But first four spots to try: Slimmons Studio Famed weight-loss guru Richard...