An almost-comical truism comes to the forefront once again, with statistics that make you go “Duh!” Men, a recent study shows, and most likely women, gain weight when they marry, after they have kids, and often times lose some weight after divorce. Now don’t get me wrong: statistical analyses are the driving force behind many
July 2017 Old Feet and ACL Repairs Affect Balance Similarly What do the feet of older folks and those of athletes with torn anterior cruciate (ACL) have in common? The answer may solve health and sports science matters more than you’d imagine. Much of sports science deals with the musculoskeletal system but new info
The advent of microtechnologies has opened up avenues of function, commerce and study that make the old cordless phone an anachronism from the previous century. Whereas making a phone call once tethered you to the wall, today you can hike the Rockies and tell mom in England you’re feet don’t even hurt. In real time!
If there’s one thing I know about the human body, it’s knees. Not that I’m an expert in knees but I have read a lot about, had a few surgeries for, and even replaced a knee . So when this article from the New York Times was brought to my attention, my ears and fingers
It has been a while since a research article slapped me – and the rest of the fitness community – in the face. However, today via HealthNews Canal, a site that posts p.r. pieces on research being done worldwide, came out with a headline that bursts – or could burst – a lot of fitness
Summer 2017 Training Tenets Take Back Seat to Neurological Aging Every so often, a brilliant concept crops up in the exercise field that makes such intuitive sense we trainers just want to slap ourselves with glee. Thus, over the past 20 years or so, balance and agility training for the aging population has offered the
June 2017 Kids Just Wanna Have Fun… The future looks bleak from a long-term public health perspective when you consider that almost 70% of adults are overweight or obese (OO.) Considering that up to 16% of kids are obese, the long-term outlook is dim, not just physically. Many studies have
The week of Memorial Day brings not just slow business but also the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (www.acsm.org). This year’s event was in Denver, one of my personal and professional favorite cities. Besides generally pleasant – at least low humidity – weather and lots of sunshine, the mountain scenery is