Cooling clothes material stays flexible even when frozen

"The previous cooling materials have been rigid and tough, which makes them unforgiving for athletes, occupational workers, soldiers, and so much more."

U. Buffalo • futurity
Sept. 25, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: exercise materials-science temperature hydrogels science-and-technology health-and-medicine clothing

‘Toe spring’ shoes can lead to long-term pain

"Toe spring" shoes may give the muscles in your feet a break—but that might not be a good thing in the long run.

Cory Nealon-Buffalo • futurity
Sept. 21, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: inflammation exercise pain walking running health-and-medicine feet

Brains may signal who’ll benefit from workouts for depression

A new study shows that exercise can help relieve depression symptoms in young adults. It also shows that it may be possible to predict who'll benefit most.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
Aug. 26, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: depression exercise antidepressants brains featured health-and-medicine

Fitness tracker watches may boost your anxiety

Fitness tracker watches can give people lots of info about their activity and health, but that data can also lead to increased anxiety, researchers say.

Ida Eriksen-U. Copenhagen • futurity
Aug. 5, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: exercise anxiety health-and-medicine wearable-devices

To feel better, replace sitting with sleep or light activity

"With everything happening right now, this is one thing we can control or manage and it has the potential to help our mental health."

Angie Hunt-Iowa State • futurity
June 2, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: exercise sleep emotions featured health-and-medicine body-fat

Exercise gets ‘death marker’ protein to refresh muscles

"The beauty is that muscle use, in and of itself, is what initiates the processes that keep muscles 'up to date,' healthy, and functional."

Kristian Levring Madsen - U. Copenhagen • futurity
May 28, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: exercise proteins muscles featured health-and-medicine

School closures may boost childhood obesity

School closures in the US mean no gym classes. That could fuel a spike in childhood obesity. "Public health interventions are urgently needed."

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL • futurity
May 27, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 exercise schools childrens-health health-and-medicine body-weight

High blood pressure during exercise may be a serious warning sign

There's a link between high blood pressure during exercise for middle-aged and older adults and heart disease, hypertension, and even death.

Boston University • futurity
May 20, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: heart-disease exercise blood-pressure health-and-medicine

Are ‘eccentric’ exercises best for ACL injuries?

People with ACL injuries can lose up to 40% of the muscle strength in that leg. Eccentric exercises can build it back up, research in rats indicates.

Laura Bailey-Michigan • futurity
May 15, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: exercise athletes muscles health-and-medicine injuries knees physical-therapy

Active older veterans fall more, but don’t get as hurt

Physically active veterans are more likely to fall, but less likely to hurt themselves when they do, a new study shows.

Laura Bailey-Michigan • futurity
April 15, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: exercise seniors health-and-medicine injuries veterans falls

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