The Achilles tendon is a major and vital tendon running along the backside of each leg and attaching the calf to the heel. The Achilles is both the thickest and strongest tendon in the human body and is paramount to almost any foot or leg movement like running, jumping, or walking. Because of the body’s nearly constant reliance on the Achilles, it is also very prone to severe injury. If you are a sports fan, you have likely seen an Achilles injury occur in an athlete who lands wrong or plants their foot incorrectly during an intense movement.
Exercise does good things for almost every part of your body – but what about your skin? Does exercise have benefits for your skin too? Discover the possible benefits working out has for your skin and how to maximize them.
Can exercise during the middle years of your life protect against frailty and loss of strength later? That’s what a new study shows. Find out more about strength training and how it may reduce your risk for sarcopenia later on in life. You’ll discover the role nutrition plays in preventing loss of muscle as well as a vitamin that may be beneficial.
Can exercise lower your risk for getting cancer if you’re a woman? For certain cancers, the answer seems to be yes. Find out five cancers that are common in women that exercise may reduce your risk for. Another reason to keep working out!
Exercise impacts every area of your life, doesn’t it? That’s why it shouldn’t be surprising that it can affect your menstrual cycle. Find out how vigorous exercise affects your cycle and what it means to your overall health.
Suffering from lower back pain? Should you exercise or rest your back? Find out what impact exercise has on back pain and what types are best. You’ll also discover the role exercise plays in prevention and treatment of lower back pain.
How fast is your brain aging? A recent study identified five lifestyle habits that are linked with a lower risk of cognitive decline. How many are you doing? Find out what these lifestyle habits are and how they work to keep your brain fit and healthy.
You hear a lot about inflammation these days – how it’s linked with chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease. People who are obese are also at greater risk for these health problems. Is there a link between obesity and inflammation? Find out what research shows about the link between body fat and inflammation.
Having good insulin sensitivity is important for weight control and for overall health. Insulin sensitivity changes with age – but why? Is it due to factors you have some control over like body composition or is it an inevitable part of aging? Find out what research shows about insulin sensitivity and aging and what you can do to avoid insulin resistance and the health problems it’s linked with.
Are kids of today as fit as their parents? A new study looked at this issue and came to some disturbing conclusions. Find out how modern kids compare to their parents in terms of aerobic fitness and ways you can motivate your kids to get the health benefits of exercise.