Tired from parenting? Blame your muscles.
Children’s muscles recover rapidly from high-intensity exercise, and kids can produce repeated exercise efforts when most of us adults continue to feel exhausted.
Some people experience cramps frequently after vigorous, high-intensity exercise.
It's not just elite sportspeople who get muscle cramps. If you've ever experienced one, you'll know how painful they are. But why do we get them, and is there anything to be done?
Is muscle definition now being added to an already impossibly thin ideal?
The rise of 'fitspiration' seems to promote a body that is both impossibly thin and muscular. A new study explores whether this has become a new benchmark for women.
Temperatures in Pyeongchang fall below -10℃ at night.
Here's how athletes at the Winter Olympics are able to perform in extreme cold.
With so many products on the market, it’s hard to know which supplements are scientifically proven to work.
David van der Mark/Flickr
Here are some of the more popular sports supplements on the market today, separated into categories based on how effective and safe research shows they are.
Many older people complain their aches and pains worsen in the cold.
Many people complain their aches and pains get worse in the cold, but there are a number of ways to reduce that discomfort in the winter months.
How do they do while sleeping what we can barely do at all?
Carlos Bustamante Restrepo
These birds spend long periods, often asleep, standing on one leg. Is it passive biomechanics or active nervous system control of their muscles that allows them to do easily what's impossible for us?
New research on whether animal- or plant-based protein sources are better have been severely misrepresented.
Many foods are rich in vitamin D.
New research has linked vitamin D to increased leg strength including power, velocity and jump height.
Lebedev Roman Olegovich
The advice on the sides of protein tubs may have to change.
Let me hear your body talk …
Working out is always good for you – until it's not.
Nothing like a story with a happy (nerve) ending.
New breakthrough in how to test proteins linked to touch and movement could have major implications for strokes, diabetes, spinal injuries and much more.
The force on a triple jumper’s bones is 15 times their body weight.
Studying how athletes' bones contort during exercise is helping scientists understand which exercise is best for maintaining healthy bones as we age.
Not just a wives’ tale: growing pains are common in kids.
Growing pains are the most common childhood musculoskeletal condition resulting in frequent visits to healthcare professionals.
Study finds quality trumps quantity when it comes to muscle strength.
New research shows bodybuilders' muscle quality is lower than that of people who don't train at all - but size is still a pretty good guide to strength.
Think of it as a useful signal from your body.
It's normal to experience muscle pain after exercising if it's been a while since you were active or performed a certain movement.
Chocolate milk is well supported by research as ticking all the boxes for an effective exercise recovery drink.
The decision to use protein supplements is based more on marketing claims than anything else. They offer few real performance benefits that an athlete’s normal diet isn’t already delivering.
Sales of protein-based health products are booming.
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Protein-based health products have been criticised for inappropriate marketing but are they even worth the money?
Take the strain.
People have used bodybuilding to improve their physical performance for at least 1,500 years. The first recorded example was the sixth-century wrestler, Milo of Croton, in southern Italy. Milo reportedly…
How much of an ice bath is a placebo?
Whether an athlete has endured the repeated joint stresses of a marathon run, or the relentless battery of hits during a football match, many will opt for a post-activity polar plunge into an ice-cold…