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Jamaica’s Yohan Blake – a dual silver Olympic medallist – injured himself in the lead-up to the Glasgow Games. Jamaica’s Yohan Blake – a dual silver Olympic medallist – injured himself in the lead-up to the Glasgow Games. Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Strained from over-training? Sensors can help prevent injury

As the 2014 Commonwealth Games began in Glasgow last week, a number of potential medal winners could only watch the events unfold as they were sidelined by injuries incurred at training. Aussie track star…
Was McKinnon’s spinal injury a freak accident? Was McKinnon’s spinal injury a freak accident? AAP Image/Action Photographics, Brett Crockford

Is rugby league too dangerous?

After Newcastle forward Alex McKinnon’s neck was broken in a lifting tackle in March, some commentators and parents have questioned whether rugby is just too dangerous for children, amateurs – and even…
Jane Fonda was wrong – you don’t need to “feel the burn” to reap the benefits of exercise. Jane Fonda was wrong – you don’t need to “feel the burn” to reap the benefits of exercise. Image from shutterstock.com

Monday’s medical myth: no pain, no gain

The value of regular physical activity to a person’s well-being is unequivocal. But how much exercise do we need to maintain health, improve fitness or lose weight? And where is the line between healthy…
Just like clothing or food, exercise goes through fashions. Just like clothing or food, exercise goes through fashions. Alison/Flickr

How your resolution to exercise more this year could be a recipe for injury

If I’m honest, I never really liked running, but every new year when I was in high school, I made the resolution to try out for the track team. We started training before snow was off the streets of Detroit…
Yoga probably results in a number of health benefits and has a few potential risks. Yoga probably results in a number of health benefits and has a few potential risks. Julie Blaustein

Can yoga really wreck your body?

A recent article in the New York Times Magazine, How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body, sparked considerable controversy about the risks of yoga. The article gave numerous examples of the damage yoga practice can…

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