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Firefighters, Fitness, Exercise, Training, ACSM

Firefighters at Risk: The Importance of Maintaining Exercise for Health and Fitness


Latest Research Highlights from ACSM



High Blood Pressure, American College of Sports Medicine, ACSM Certification, ACSM

What’s Changed: New High Blood Pressure Guidelines

High blood pressure (hypertension) is redefined for the first time in 14 years by the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines.



Holidays, GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Sleep, Stress, Depression, Relationships, Wellness, Weight Management, Injuries

Holiday Health: GW Experts on Holiday Blues, Wellness & Weight Management, and More Available to Comment



Social and Behavioral Sciences


virtual communities, virtual support communities, identity-based motivation, Weight Loss, UCI Paul Merage School of Business, Tonya Bradford

New UCI Study Reveals How Social Media Can Help People Lose Weight


Sharing the triumphs and tribulations of your weight loss journey with other members of an online virtual support community plays an important role in achieving success, according to a new study from the University of California, Irvine. Entitled “Weight Loss Through Virtual Support Communities: A Role for Identity-based Motivation in Public Commitment,” the study examines the role of virtual communities and public commitment in setting and reaching weight loss goals.



Smoking, Exercise, Endurance Exercise, Muscle Loss, Muscle Wasting, Inflammation, Physiology

Exercise May Help Protect Smokers from Inflammation, Muscle Damage

Regular exercise may protect smokers from some of the negative effects associated with smoking, such as muscle loss and inflammation, according to a new study.



hot yoga , Bikram yoga, Kinesiology, Biology, Bone Mineral Density, American College of Sports Medicine, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Parathyroid, calcium loss

Human Research Study at UAH Explores Effects of Hot Yoga


UAH professors Dr. Shannon Mathis and Dr. Gordon MacGregor partnered on a study to investigate the effects of hot yoga on bone mineral density.



Holiday Eating, Cancer Prevention, Healthy Eating, Rutgers University, New Jersey

Avoid the Holiday Food Trap


Typically around the holidays, healthy eating habits established over the year go by the wayside. A Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey registered dietitian shares a few tips to keep your waistline in check this holiday season.



Diabetes, Diabetes Management, Diabetes Self-management, Diabetes Awareness Month, Diabetes Awareness, Diabetes Education

How Can I Manage My Diabetes?


Diabetes is a medical condition in which sugar or glucose levels build up in your bloodstream. Managing diabetes is a daily challenge to keep blood sugar levels in the desired range. Balancing the food you eat with exercise and medicine (if prescribed) will help you control your weight and keep your blood glucose in the healthy range.




Memory, Exercise, Fitness

Workouts to Remember: New Research Suggests High-Intensity Exercise Boosts Memory


The health advantages of high-intensity exercise are widely known but new research from McMaster University points to another major benefit: better memory. The findings could have implications for an aging population which is grappling with the growing problem of catastrophic diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s.



Anesthesia, Pain Management, Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Opioids, Opioid Crisis, Epidemic, Opioid Epidemic, Pain medicine physicians, Medical community, Pain pre, Pain Clinic, chronic opioid use

Integrative Medicine Approaches for Pain Treatment – Can They Be an Alternative to Opioids?

Can acupuncture and yoga help to fight the opioid epidemic? These and other integrative medicine approaches have shown at least preliminary evidence of effectiveness in pain management, according to an article in the December issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia—a special thematic issue addressing the opioid crisis.

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