Author: Health

The Weird Reason Why Stress Sweat Might Smell Worse Than Exercise Sweat

Some people do notice they give off an extra-foul stench when they’re feeling overwhelmed or anxious. A little background info: The purpose of sweating is to regulate body temperature; with stress sweat, a shift in hormones, such as adrenaline, causes the body to have a fightor-flight response that leads to excessive sweating. But there are two main types of sweat… Read more →

What to Do If Working Out Is Killing Your Knees

Knee pain is a common exercise complaint. The knee is an intricate joint, involving bones, menisci, muscles, tendons, and ligaments all supporting the joint. If there is damage or stress to any of these components, you may have achy knees. Plus, many physical activities—running, jumping, stretching, bending—can put a lot of strain, impact, or body weight directly on the knees,… Read more →

5 Ways to Torch Your Core in Every Workout

[brightcove:5686465531001 default] This article originally appeared on DailyBurn.com. Check out the rest of the exercises at Daily Burn. At the core of every movement is just that: your core. And while lots of times “core” and “abs” become synonymous, it’s not 100% correct to use them interchangeably. Your rectus abdominus, transverse abdominus and obliques do comprise your midsection, but those aren’t the only muscles involved. Your back,… Read more →

Even Light Exercise Can Help You Live Longer

A new study shows that small bouts of light physical activity are enough to increase lifespan in older men. Government guidelines recommended that adults get at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise every week. However, only about half of American adults actually meet those recommendations, and for older adults, they may seem hard to achieve. But a… Read more →

This Woman Was Paralyzed After Doing Sit-Ups

Sit-ups are such a standard strength-training exercise, you never think you could be seriously injured doing one. But that's what happened to a 23-year-old Brazilian law graduate and fitness model—and her recovery has been nothing short of miraculous. In January 2016, Marcelle Mancuso was at the gym doing inverted sit-ups (which means your ankles are in the air high and your head lower… Read more →

U.S. Skater Couple Competed Through a 'Kind of Traumatic' Moment Just Before Taking the Ice

[brightcove:5720340376001 default] American ice dancers Evan Bates and Madison Chock skated to a season’s best on Monday (Sunday night stateside) in their first routine at the 2018 Winter Olympics, ending in seventh place to advance to the event’s second half on Tuesday. It was, all things considered, an energetic performance to be proud of, Bates later told reporters — in… Read more →

The Internet Is Living for This French Figure Skating Pair's Heavy Metal Performance

[brightcove:5720340376001 default] Olympic pairs skating just got so hardcore and the internet is here for it. France’s Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres performed to the metal band Disturbed’s take on Simon and Garfunkel’s classic “Sound of Silence” at the free skating event and it elicited some truly excellent internet reactions. The pair, who won the bronze medal at the 2017… Read more →

Watch: 17-Year-Old American Vincent Zhou Lands First Quad Lutz in Olympic History

What an Olympics it’s been for 17-year-old American athletes.  Snowboarders Chloe Kim and Red Gerard took home gold in their events earlier this week. Now, teen figure skater Vincent Zhou has made Olympic history by landing a quadruple Lutz.  Zhou is the first skater to ever land the jump at the Olympics.  No skater has successfully landed a quad Axel… Read more →

Mirai Nagasu Set the Record Straight About the Alleged "USA Tattoo" on Her Thigh

[brightcove:5720340376001 default] You would think that when Mirai Nagasu became the first American female figure skater to land the triple axel at the 2018 Olympic Games, that’s ALL anyone would talk about. Turns out that you can accomplish a feat of strength at the Olympics and people will still be like, “That’s great, but is that a gigantic tattoo on… Read more →