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Sitting harms brain health, regardless of exercise
A small study of middle-aged and older adults reveals that more sitting time is linked to greater thinning of a brain region that is important for memory. (Medical News Today)

How active are you, really?
Can you accurately gauge your daily levels of physical activity? A new study suggests that individuals may be a bit overconfident in self-evaluations. (Medical News Today)

How long will it take me to lose 10 pounds?
Is it possible to safely lose 10 pounds in a week? There are many ways to lose weight, but most require a much longer timeframe. The most successful diets involve lifestyle changes, healthful eating, and exercise. Losing weight quickly may be dangerous and anybody wanting to lose weight rapidly must talk to a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Physical and mental benefits of swimming
Swimming can benefit the mind and body in various ways. It is a low-impact activity, and this quality helps many people, including older adults and people with certain disabilities, to exercise, lose weight, build muscle, and relax. Here, learn more about the range of health benefits that swimming can offer. (Medical News Today)

Could your fitness boost your kids' brain power?
Adult male mice exposed to a stimulating environment with lots of exercise boost learning ability in offspring through altered sperm RNA, study shows. (Medical News Today)

What is the RICE method for injuries?
A soft tissue injury may require first aid. One treatment method is known as RICE, which stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation. If done correctly it can prevent an injury from getting worse and promote healing. We describe the method in detail. Here, learn when, how, and why RICE is an effective treatment. (Medical News Today)

What causes calf muscle pain?
Calf muscle pain is often caused by overuse or a sports injury. However, it can also indicate an underlying medical issue, including deep vein thrombosis or diabetic neuropathy. Learn more about the causes of calf muscle pain, as well as what stretches can provide relief and when you should see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Micro concussions may alter football players' brains
A study investigating minor blows to the head finds differences in the brains of footballers and cross-country runners. Are micro concussions to blame? (Medical News Today)

How long does it take for a smashed finger to heal?
When someone squashes their finger under something or between two objects, it is called a smashed finger. Although different to a break, a smashed finger can be very painful and will take some time to heal. Here, we look at some of the ways to relieve the throbbing pain and what to do for a speedy recovery. (Medical News Today)

Patellar tendonitis (jumper's knee): Treatment and recovery
Patellar tendonitis involves small tears in the tendon that connects the kneecap to the shin. Learn more about this injury common in athletes who jump. (Medical News Today)

Jammed finger vs. broken finger: What to know
A jammed finger is a common injury that can cause pain, swelling, and difficulty moving the finger. Learn more about the symptoms and treatment. (Medical News Today)

Causes and treatment of inner thigh pain
Pain in the inner thigh can have many causes including injury, menstruation, or a hernia. Learn more about causes, treatments, and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Step up for health: Pedometers 'boost exercise levels for years'
Scientists have found that using pedometers may not only offer short-term benefits, but they also could help to increase exercise levels for up to 4 years. (Medical News Today)

How to treat muscle knots
Muscle knots are small, bump-like areas of muscle that can be painful to the touch. The medical term for muscle knots is myofascial trigger points. (Medical News Today)

High fitness may slash dementia risk, study says
A new study from Sweden asks whether the level of physical fitness at middle age could influence women's risk of developing dementia later in life. (Medical News Today)

How do you relieve neck spasms?
A neck spasm is a common complaint that has a range of potential causes and treatments. Included is detail on stretches and massage. (Medical News Today)

What causes the outside of your foot to hurt?
A look at lateral foot pain or pain along the outer side of the foot. Included is detail on diagnosis and the outlook for lateral foot pain. (Medical News Today)

Too much TV may raise men's colorectal cancer risk
Men who watch at least 4 hours of TV every day could see their risk of colorectal cancer increase by more than a third, a new study suggests. (Medical News Today)

What causes pain behind the knee?
Pain in the back of the knee can have many causes, including Baker's cyst and muscle injuries. Learn more about causes, how to treat it, and outlook. (Medical News Today)

Head injuries may lead to early Alzheimer's
Amid rising worries that sports-related head injuries may damage health long-term, a new study suggests that they may be tied to the onset of dementia. (Medical News Today)

Now too much standing is bad for us, says study
Studies have long been telling us that too much sitting is bad for our health. Now, a new study claims that prolonged standing may cause us harm, too. (Medical News Today)

How to identify and treat inner knee pain
Learn about the causes of inner (medial) knee pain, treatments, and exercises you can do at home to strengthen the knee and relieve pain. (Medical News Today)

How fasting boosts exercise's effects on endurance
A new study, conducted in mice that exercised on a treadmill for 45 minutes per day for 2 months, found that feeding only on alternate days enhanced endurance. (Medical News Today)

Fitness: How do friends' social media posts affect us?
We've all seen those social media posts about friends running marathons, going for a jog every morning, or signing up for a fitness program. The question is, how do they impact us? (Medical News Today)

What can you do about a groin strain?
A look at groin strains, a muscle injury that has many potential causes. Included is detail on diagnosis and exercises you can do to relieve a strain. (Medical News Today)

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