TUESDAY, Jan. 2, 2018 -- If you're exercising outdoors this winter, take special precautions, a sports medicine expert advises.
With winter's chill upon us, it's become increasingly important to check the weather conditions -- including the forecast and wind chill -- before starting out. Then, adjust your clothes accordingly, suggested Dr. Theodore Shybut, an assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 6, 2017 -- It's common doctors' advice to the elderly: Walk around the block each day to help stay fit.
Trouble is, that advice might do more harm than good if you live in a neighborhood with smoggy air, a new study shows. British research suggests the unhealthy effects of breathing dirty air might outweigh whatever benefit the daily walk brings.
TUESDAY, Nov. 21, 2017 -- Working up a good sweat when you exercise lets you know you're working hard, but it's also a sign that you're losing water -- water that needs to be replaced.
Water not only regulates your body temperature, it also helps lubricate joints and transport nutrients. If you're not properly hydrated, you won't be able to perform at your peak. You could even experience fatigue, cramps and more.