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- 1) Keep Moving You may continue to run if slowing down allows you to log miles without pain and with proper form, says Lewis Maharam, M.D., a sports-medicine doctor in New York City. “Running while recovering from muscle strains or tears brings bloodflow to the area and helps the muscle heal properly. However, don’t run if an injury changes your gait, or if you have a stress reaction or fracture. In those cases, keep up a routine with... [read more]
- In an eye-opening demonstration of nature’s ingenuity, researchers at Princeton University recently discovered that exercise creates vibrant new brain cells — and then shuts them down when they shouldn’t be in action. For some time, scientists studying exercise have been puzzled by physical activity’s two seemingly incompatible effects on the brain. On the one hand, exercise is known to prompt the creation of new and very excitable brain cells. At the same time, exercise can induce an overall pattern of... [read more]