CATEGORY: Fitness

Man out for a jog

Are your mitochondria sagging? Time to get off the couch.

It’s easy to find excuses for not exercising. Too tired. Too busy. Too far away. But here’s one excuse that won’t fly: Too old. “If you’re physically able and you have your doctor’s...
Stretches for Runners - Well U in 2

Running Gasparilla?

If you're running the Gasparilla Distance Classic this year, we've got some great training moves for you, thanks to our expert trainers at the Tampa General Hospital Health and Wellness Center...
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For resolution success, try a smart strategy

There’s something about breaking out that brand-new calendar in January that triggers a rush of confidence and renewed dedication. THIS is the year, you say to yourself. I’m going to lose weight,...
A woman on a run

Stronger bones: start with just a minute a day

What if doing something for just one minute a day could improve your health as you age? Improving your bone health might be that easy, say scientists from the University of Exeter and the...
Man working out on a spinning bike

Don’t let Uncle Rhabdo crash your exercise party

When you do high-intensity workouts, you might expect pain. You may even expect some nausea. But brown urine? Those symptoms could mean you’ve acquired a rare but life-threatening condition...
Two women jogging

Avoiding diabetes can be as simple as a walk in the park

Or, in Jan Hensley’s case, a walk in the mall. As the pounds piled on, the Tampa woman got seriously concerned about her weight. Among her concerns: diabetes. So she decided to be proactive,...
Woman holding her knee in pain

Don’t let pain bring you to your knees

68 … 69 … 70 … Was that 71 steps? I had lost count. But it didn’t matter. I was finally at the top. It was my second triumph on this particular trip to Rome back in 2012. The first triumph was...
Female physician working with a female rehab patient

Even for older adults with heart disease, exercise helps

Ann Scott Knight, 82, has every intention of dancing at her grandson’s wedding next spring. You would never guess that Knight suffered a heart attack when she was 69. Knight credits her three-...
Two girls playing lacrosse

Keeping your eye on the ball: sports-related eye injuries are...

“It’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye.”           -- a quote by every mother everywhere In all seriousness, we don’t necessarily...
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Looking down at cell phones can lead to text neck

Talk about a pain in the neck. For hours every day, we stare down at our cell phones, texting, reading incoming messages, Googling, gawking at videos. Do it long enough, and we become members...
Woman looking at a fitness tracker on her wrist

Do fitness trackers have magical superpowers? Science says no.

Last December, Catherine Williams bought a Fitbit as a holiday gift to herself. “I’d been using a calorie counter app on my phone,” she said, “but I didn’t feel that it actually captured the full...
Two men playing water polo

Inspired by the Olympics? Boost your workout - but stay injury-...

From Katie Ledecky to Usain Bolt, Olympians offer an inspiring example – new role models for everyday athletes to push their limits and try a new sport or exercise. But if you’re trying to get...
Mom and Dad and their two daughters jumping on the beach

Sunrise splashing to Pokémon pursuing: seven cool strategies for...

The park was crowded the other morning and, to Dr. Denise Edwards, that was a good thing. She was at Ballast Point Park for her usual 5:30 a.m. exercise class when she noticed at least 15...
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Walk the Line

National health studies prove aerobic exercise can greatly reduce your risks for chronic diseases, improve cholesterol and lower blood pressure. If you want to stick to a daily fitness regimen but...
Marathon runners

After the Finish Line: Ten Secrets to Running Recovery

So you’ve done it. All the months of training have paid off, and you’ve crossed the finish line at one of this weekend’s Gasparilla Distance Classic races. Now what? “A lot of people focus a...
Men playing wheelchair rugby

Murderball: Tampa Generals find fierce competition, common bonds...

The Tampa Generals hold a slim two-point lead over St. Louis when Justin Stark shoots a quick pass to his teammate, Shin Nakazato, who grabs the ball and, with a quick pivot, wheels it across the...
Ryan Hartman

Young Athlete Injured By His Own Bones

Ryan Hartman was home from college for the summer and trying a new workout when it happened. “My whole arm got really swollen and purple,” he said. “I knew something wasn’t right.” Former...
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