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How To Combine 'Leg Day' With Running
James Cook University scientists in Australia say they have the solution for a problem gym-goers have when they combine endurance and weight training.
JCU's Dr Kenji Doma led the review paper. He said his own work and those of other scientists had previously discovered that resistance training, such as weight lifting, may harm performance in endurance training, such as running, when the two are combined on the same or separate days.
The practice of combining the two is commonly referred to as 'concurrent training'.
"Based on previous evidence, we suspect that if appropriate recovery is not accounted for between each training mode, it may impair endurance development," he said.
Dr Doma said the physiological stress caused by a typical resistance training bout of 40 to 60 minutes can continue for several days post-exercise, as opposed to a full recovery within 24 hours following a typi
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SWORD Health Raises $8M In Series A Funding Round Led By Khosla Ventures To Redefine Physical Therapy And Musculoskeletal Care
SWORD Health, a tech-enabled physical therapy provider, has raised $8 million in a series A investment round led by Khosla Ventures and several other prominent angel investors. It will allow SWORD to focus on bringing its technology to more patients' homes and expand its footprint in the U.S. market.
The investment will bring SWORD Health closer to its ultimate goal of cutting the costs of Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) in the U.S. by half. The funding round will also allow the company to further expand the product's clinical validation and engineering.
More than 50% of Americans struggle with MSDs, requiring a yearly expenditure of $190 billion, making it the second biggest cost driver in healthcare.
Even though physical therapy is endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as the best solution to treat of MSDs, current treatment solutions still include the use of
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Could Your Mattress Be Causing Your Back Pain?
If you have back pain and haven’t considered how your mattress may be affecting your body, it might be time to start. A mattress with too much wear and tear can wreak havoc on your body by failing to support your spine and keep it aligned throughout the night, which can in turn lead to back pain and other joint issues. The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) offers the following tips for recognizing when you need a new mattress, testing your current mattress, and what to look for in a new one.
Is it time for a new mattress?
Your mattress could be the cause of your aches and pains. Here are some signs you might be in the market for a new one:
•You’re waking up every morning feeling sore and stiff.
•You find that you sleep better in a hotel bed than you do at home.
•Your mattress is older than seven years.
How’s your mattress holding up?
It’s important to recognize when your mattr
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Chronic Diseases Restrict The Mobility Of Older People -- Often Unconsciously
Chronic diseases are a key factor limiting the mobility of older people. Usually individuals are conscious of their condition in the case of an acute musculoskeletal disorder that causes pain or functional limitations. However, if the condition has progressed slowly, the gradual restriction of mobility often goes unnoticed.
"Healthcare professionals should pay attention to the mobility limitations caused by chronic diseases before older adults' independent living is endangered," says Professor Urho Kujala from the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences.
Participants in the MOBILETWIN study conducted at the University of Jyväskylä consisted of 779 twins between the ages of 71 and 75 years who were currently living at home. The study revealed that chronic diseases significantly decreased the measured amount of mobility without the research subjects noticing it. Typical diseases affecting t