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What is the trapezius muscle?
The trapezius is a muscle in the upper back that helps the neck, shoulders, and arms move. Learn more about its functions and the causes and treatment of trapezius pain. (Medical News Today)

What to know about front shoulder pain
Pain in the front of the shoulder can have many potential causes, including muscle injury and torn ligaments. Learn more about the possible causes of front shoulder pain here. (Medical News Today)

Stair-climbing exercise 'snacks' boost health
New research finds that quick sessions of vigorous stair climbing, separated by a few hours of recovery, can improve cardiovascular health. (Medical News Today)

Drinking soda after exercise could damage kidneys
A recent study concludes that drinking soda following physical exertion might cause further dehydration and could even cause kidney damage. (Medical News Today)

Exercise can help fight off Alzheimer's, but how?
Why does exercise have a protective effect on our memory? A new study conducted primarily in mice identifies a major factor that determines this effect. (Medical News Today)

Does this common food additive stop us exercising?
New research, conducted in both mice and humans, finds a strong link between the consumption of phosphate and reduced levels of physical activity. (Medical News Today)

How to tell if you have a femoral hernia
A femoral hernia occurs when tissue pushes through the muscle wall of the groin or inner thigh. Symptoms include a lump and sometimes pain in the area. Diagnosis may include imaging tests, and there can be complications. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about a stiff neck
The neck may grow stiff for many reasons. Some common causes include sleeping awkwardly, having bad posture, and slouching for long periods. Treatments can involve applying heat or ice and getting a massage. In this article, learn more about the causes and treatments for a stiff neck and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Can exercise lower blood pressure as effectively as drugs?
The most common treatment for high blood pressure consists of taking specific medication, but could regular exercise bring the same benefits? (Medical News Today)

Bipolar: Physical activity may boost mood and energy
New research suggests that physical activity may treat depressive symptoms in bipolar disorder, as scientists find a link between motor activity and mood. (Medical News Today)

How do relationship breakups impact physical activity?
According to a recent study, an individual's level of physical activity changes after a divorce. Interestingly, this change is different for men and women. (Medical News Today)

The 12 best ways to lose butt fat
People can reduce their overall body fat and strengthen and tone their butt and upper leg muscles by doing certain exercises and making lifestyle changes. In this article, we discuss exercises and other methods to help a person lose butt fat. (Medical News Today)

6 months of exercise may reverse mild cognitive impairment
A new study finds that 6 months of exercise, when added to dieting, can reverse 9 years of decline in certain cognitive functions. (Medical News Today)

Doctors love golf: Fact or fiction?
In this year's Christmas special from The BMJ, researchers address an age-old question: Is it true that our physicians are avid golfers? (Medical News Today)

What are the best foods to eat for energy?
Foods and drinks fuel the body. Energy-boosting examples include bananas, avocados, apples, and coffee. Learn more about the best things to eat and drink for energy here. (Medical News Today)

Should you do cardio or lift weights?
Many people wonder what the best type of exercise is for burning calories. Cardiovascular exercises and weight training have different effects on the body and may influence weight loss or muscle gain. Here, learn more about how each type of exercise burns calories and which is best. (Medical News Today)

Just one workout offers long-lasting metabolic benefits
New research suggests that we may need less physical activity than we thought to reap the benefits of exercise for our metabolism. (Medical News Today)

What causes a lateral collateral ligament sprain?
A lateral collateral ligament (LCL) sprain occurs when there is a tear in the ligaments on the outside of the knee. Causes include sports injuries and accidents. Symptoms include pain, swelling, and weakness. Treatment involves rest, medications, and possibly physical therapy. Learn more about LCL sprains here. (Medical News Today)

Regular exercise can keep the body decades younger
A new study finds that people over 70 who have exercised regularly for decades show some physiological characteristics of much younger people. (Medical News Today)

Exercise may prevent heart attacks in otherwise healthy people
New research suggests that people with healthy hearts should use exercise as 'preventive medicine' against developing heart disease and heart attacks. (Medical News Today)

What kind of physical exercise can help you stay young?
Researchers look into which types of physical exercise are best at maintaining a person's cellular health, and thus at supporting healthy aging processes. (Medical News Today)

8 stretches for the middle back
Regularly stretching the middle back can loosen muscles, improve posture, and relieve or prevent back pain. We give step-by-step instructions for eight of the best mid back stretches. (Medical News Today)

Strength training tied to better heart health than aerobic
Training with weights has a greater effect on reducing heart risks than running or cycling, according to recent research presented at a conference. (Medical News Today)

What time of day do we burn the most calories?
A recent study found that people burn 10 percent more calories in the late afternoon and early evening than they do in the early morning hours. (Medical News Today)

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)

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