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What are the best stretches for tight hamstrings?
Tight hamstrings are a common complaint, particularly for sportspeople. In this article, we discuss some of the best hamstring stretches, including seated and standing stretches, along with the benefits of stretching. (Medical News Today)

What are the health benefits of Thai massage?
Thai massage is an ancient practice wherein a practitioner will bend a person's body into different poses. Learn about the benefits and possible side effects of Thai massage, as well as what the research says about it, here. (Medical News Today)

Which muscles do pushups work?
Pushups work many of the body's large muscle groups, including those in the upper body and core. A person can use a range of pushup types to focus on different sets of muscles. Here, we describe how to do eight types of pushup. (Medical News Today)

BMI calculators and charts
Body mass index or BMI is one way to see if a person can see if they are is underweight, if their weight is appropriate, or if they have excess weight. Use these calculators to check your BMI. (Medical News Today)

Can this Amazonian diet offer a solution to heart disease?
One indigenous population from the Bolivian Amazon may have a lesson or two to teach us about how diet and lifestyle can protect heart health. (Medical News Today)

Letter from the Editor: Trek or treat?
Attending medical conferences and hiking for charity, the MNT editorial team really has been busy this month! Managing Editor Honor Whiteman reveals more. (Medical News Today)

What is dry drowning and what are the symptoms?
Dry drowning is an outdated term. It refers to breathing problems that result when liquid causes the voice box to spasm. The condition can be dangerous, and without treatment, it can cause severe lung damage or even death. Learn more about dry drowning and its treatments here. (Medical News Today)

11 healthful alternatives to wheat bread
Many people need to or wish to avoid or reduce the bread they eat that contains wheat. Fortunately, there are many healthful and tasty alternatives without wheat that they can choose. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Is chest pain during exercise serious?
A range of health issues can cause chest pain during exercise. Some, such as muscle strains, are not serious. Others, such as heart attacks and angina, can be life-threatening. In many cases, people should quickly seek treatment. Learn more about the potential causes here. (Medical News Today)

Fitness and lifespan: Is too much exercise harmful?
When it comes to exercise and the risk of mortality, is there such a thing as too much physical activity? New research investigates. (Medical News Today)

What is turf toe and how do you treat it?
Turf toe is a common sports injury that occurs when the bones and tissue around the big toe become damaged. This damage can occur when pushing down on the toe repeatedly puts stress on this part of the body. Most cases resolve with rest alone, but some severe injuries may require surgery. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

12 natural muscle relaxers
Having muscle tightness and pain is a common but bothersome problem for people who exercise or those with underlying conditions. Learn about a variety of natural muscle relaxers in this article. (Medical News Today)

What to know about urine drug screening
Doctors, sports officials, or employers may request a urine drug screen to check if a person has recently used illegal or prescription drugs. Urine tests can detect many substances, including alcohol, cocaine, and marijuana. The detection times differ, depending on the drug. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

How endurance exercise affects your gut bacteria
A new study details the beneficial effects of a 6-week endurance exercise program on the gut bacterial composition of women who were overweight. (Medical News Today)

Sitting, standing, walking: How do they affect your memory?
How does moderate exercise compare with sitting and standing when it comes to its impact on working memory? A new study dives into this question. (Medical News Today)

Causes and home remedies for toe cramps
Toe cramps can have a variety of causes, including poor-fitting shoes, nerve damage, and arthritis. Learn more about the causes of toe cramps and how to treat them here. (Medical News Today)

Does high altitude affect COPD?
Flying or traveling to high elevations can present difficulties for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Changes in altitude can cause high blood pressure, a lack of oxygen, and other respiratory problems. Planning, adopting coping strategies, and limiting activity can help. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

How can gold help repair muscle injuries?
In a new and innovative study, researchers have found that gold nanoparticles attached to anti-inflammatory agents can work to promote muscle regeneration. (Medical News Today)

How virtual reality can boost your workout
New research suggests that adding a virtual reality headset to your workout could boost your performance and reduce your perception of pain. (Medical News Today)

Are our brains trying to stop us from exercising?
What is the so-called exercise paradox, and why does our brain want us to stay home rather than head to the gym? A new study investigates. (Medical News Today)

Is Gatorade good or bad for you?
Gatorade contains electrolytes that rehydrate people after exercise, but it also contains sugar and artificial colors. Is Gatorade good or bad for people's health? We look at the research. (Medical News Today)

Exercise could benefit early-onset Alzheimer's
New research supports the idea that physical activity delays cognitive decline and other changes in the rare early-onset form of Alzheimer's disease. (Medical News Today)

How to strengthen the lower back
Lower back pain is common, but doing strengthening exercises can relieve symptoms. Here, learn how to perform a range of exercises and stretches for the lower back. (Medical News Today)

Just 10 minutes of light activity can boost memory
A recent study concludes that just a short burst of light exercise can increase brain activity associated with the formation of new memories. (Medical News Today)

Stroke severity reduced in those who walk regularly
A study of people who had strokes finds that symptoms were less severe in those who did light to moderate exercise, such as 4 hours of walking per week. (Medical News Today)

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