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Treating lower back aches without drugs and surgery by 'rethinking pain' - Health - ABC News

You're worn down by intermittent back pain. It's an unpredictable beast. It can come on so strongly you cannot walk, or sit.<p>Key points<p>Key points:<p>New …

Pain

Exercises to Strengthen the Paraspinal Muscles

Your paraspinal muscles run next to your spine to support it. You have numerous small, individual paraspinal muscles that help control movements …

Radiculopathy, Radiculitis, Radicular — Clarifying the Differences

When you need to understand a spine diagnosis, being able to distinguish between key terms can make a world of difference in determining the right …

The effectiveness of walking versus exercise on pain & function in chronic low back pain: a systematic review

Walking is commonly recommended to relieve pain and improve function in chronic low back pain. The purpose of this study was to conduct a systematic …

Parkinson's disease could be slowed by molecule linked to exercise

A protein molecule which increases with exercise appears to prevent the advance of Parkinson’s symptoms and may be the key to future treatments, …

Medical Research

Parkinson's disease progression can be slowed with vigorous exercise, study shows

His friends noticed the tremor before he did. It started in his left hand, Geoffrey Rogers said, but before long the trembling affected his right too.<p>The cause, doctors found, was Parkinson’s disease.<p>At Rush University Medical Center, where Rogers, then 64, received a second opinion, the father of …

Dementia

This Is Your Brain on Exercise: Why Physical Exercise (Not Mental Games) Might Be the Best Way to Keep Your Mind Sharp

In the United States and the UK, we've seen the emergence of a multibillion-dollar brain training industry, premised on the idea that you can improve …

The Brain

Mobility 101: What It Really Means and Why It’s Important

Mobility: isn’t that just a fancy word for “being flexible”?Well, somewhat. But it’s so much more than that.Flexibility simply refers to the range of …

7 Core Stability Moves to Improve Back Pain

These exercises help prevent and relieve back pain–and tone up your tummy.<p>Strengthening your core can improve your posture and balance and take your …

The most anticipated films at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival

What’s at the top of the must-see movies list at the Toronto International Film Festival? Tonya Harding, a forbidden love between a woman and a sea creature,<p>President Obama, unicorns and a teeny, tiny Matt Damon.<p>Find out which films Los Angeles Times writers are eager to see and which movies are …

What's to know about upper crossed syndrome?

Upper crossed syndrome refers to a particular configuration of overlapping overactive and underactive muscle groups in the neck, chest, and shoulders.<p>…

Yoga

The ultimate metabolism-reviving resistance-band workout

Getty Images/J. Ivan Rodrguez Pacheco/EyeEm<p>Getty Images/J. Ivan Rodrguez Pacheco/EyeEm<p><b>Duration</b> 20-30<p><b>Exercises</b> 5<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>It won't kill your pump …

Exercise

Metabolic syndrome: An hour of resistance training per week may cut risk

Exercise is known to prevent or treat metabolic syndrome, which is a group of health conditions that raise the risk of heart problems and type 2 …

Diabetes

Why Weight Training Is Ridiculously Good For You

For many, weight training calls to mind bodybuilders pumping iron in pursuit of beefy biceps and bulging pecs. But experts say it’s well past time to …

Why Running Is Good For Your Joints

If you love regular fun runs, then this news is for you. Moderate levels of recreational running may be the sweet spot for healthy knees and hips, …

Tip: Two Ways to Train Abs with Bands

Abs and obliques need resistance to get strong. Here are two exercises you can do anywhere.<p>Start adding weight or band resistance to your ab …

The Five Things That Happen to Your Body When You Quit Working Out

When a planned rest day turns into a rest week or a nagging injury keeps you out of the game for longer than anticipated, you expect a little guilt over dropping your exercise habit. But we consulted the experts to break down what happens when workouts grind to a halt and what they have to say may …

No Equipment, No Excuses: Joe Wicks's Best Workouts (and Yes, We Stole His Line)

If you want simple, easy, quick and effective workouts, then there are few better people to turn to on Instagram and YouTube than Joe Wicks. Wicks's …

Why Isn’t My Pulled Hamstring Healing? | Runner's World

<i>A forum user writes: I am a 40 year old female. I’ve been running for about five years with only minor injuries (plantar fasciitis, shin splits). About six weeks ago, I experienced a pain in the upper part of my left leg, close to my behind. My doctor said it was a hamstring pull, and told me to</i> …

Why does the same exercise exert effects on individuals differently?

[Background]<p>In Japan, due to the changes of lifestyle such as less physical activities than before, more and more people suffer from the lifestyle …

How does exercise affect my heart?

<b>Follow a structured endurance training programme with effective recovery between your sessions and you can expect your cardiovascular system, which</b> …

8 hacks to stop feeling so sore after a workout

The DOMS struggle is real<p>Hitting the gym? Then you've probably experienced DOMS - that's Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness, aka the hellish aching and pains you get after a tough workout.<p>It's worth noting that not EVERYONE gets DOMS, and some people get it worse than others (hello, not being able to …

How to Combat Poor Movement in Your Upper Body Training

<b>Poor movement quality is a pandemic among athletes</b>, and whilst many of them are able to identify their own weaknesses and imbalances, I am always …

Stretching

Neck Exercises and Stretches for a Herniated Disc

Herniated disc, bulging disc, slipped disc: Whatever you want to call it, this condition is extremely painful.<p>Herniated discs are most common in …

Pain

Got only 20 minutes to work out? Use it to add years to your life.

It was a crazy day at work, you’re meeting up with your friends later, and now you have less than half an hour to squeeze in some exercise. At that …

Immune System

Posture Intervention: Healing After a Knee Injury

<b>Picture this: you're out playing basketball with your friends on a Monday night</b>. Pickup games with your friends at the local rec center are one of …

Forget Fitness: Do Human Things

The big, messy problem of this fitness and movement culture stuff is that <b>we’re developing crazy physical prowess devoid of all context.</b> We emphasize …

10 Scientifically Proven Ways Exercise Is Good for Your Brain

<b>Anyone that has even a cursory interest in exercise science, including weekend warriors who want little more than beach abs, knows that the nervous</b> …

Exercise

DIY Idea: Make Your Own Portable Outdoor Kitchen

You may have seen all those beautiful <b>outdoor kitchens</b> with a fancy counter top and powerful grills and ovens. Well, everyone would want such a thing …

Portable

7 prefab homes that impressed us in 2016

Another prefabulous year behind us!<p>The idea that prefab homes can provide an efficient alternative to traditional construction is no longer news. Besides digging deep into all kinds of prefab dreams percolating throughout the last century, Curbed also been sharing plenty of prefab options currently …

Prefab Homes