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Stronger Hips May Help Pitchers Stay on the Mound.

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In this study, researchers measured lower extremity performance in 18 collegiate pitchers before and after a simulated game. While researchers observed no change in jump squat performance following the 117-pitch session, the participants did experience a decline in their hip abduction and adduction strength that may have affected their pitching velocity. The research team concludes, “Our findings suggest that hip abduction and adduction strength are susceptible to fatigue owing to repetitive throwing motions and that hip adduction strength, especially, is ...

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Improved Access to Exercise Classes May Help Those with Lung Conditions.

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Using information gathered from one-on-one interviews and focus groups, researchers report that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients are more likely to be physically active if they have routine contact with their healthcare provider, support from their peers, and access to regular organized exercise sessions.

Primary Care Respiratory Medicine, June 2018

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Promoting Better Health at Work Can Help the Bottom Line.

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In a study that involved 1,120 employees from ten businesses, researchers found that participants who received customized information to promote physical activity and reduce sitting time not only experienced improved health but they also reported greater job satisfaction and increased productivity.
Ergonomics, June 2018

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Exercise Reduces Fall Risk in Kidney Patients.

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Falls are a leading cause of death and injury among seniors, especially those with chronic kidney disease (CKD). An analysis of data concerning 157,753 adults age 65 and over found that CKD patients who regularly exercised had a 32% reduced risk for experiencing a fall.
Preventing Chronic Disease, June 2018

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Brisk Walking May Lead to a Longer Life.

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After reviewing survey data and death records from individuals in both England and Scotland, researchers report that walking speed may predict one’s risk for an early death. In particular, the research team observed that slow walkers are 20-24% more likely to suffer an early death from any cause than those who walk at either an average or swift pace. Researcher Dr. Emmanuel Stamatakis adds, “These analyses suggest that increasing walking pace may be a straightforward way for people to improve ...

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