Causes of injury while doing physical exercises (Part 1)

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Injuries take place when they are least expected! It seems that they are part of life, even if most can be avoided if one has the necessary knowledge to avoid them!An injury could be physical exercise related, or not! It could be due to the following: Poor flexibility and overstretching … Continue reading

Practical management of sprained ankle caused by physical exercise(s)

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Definition of Sprain Stedman’s Medical Dictionary defines sprain as “an injury to a joint, with possible rupture of some of the ligaments or tendons, but without dislocation or fracture”. Sprained ankle is one of the most common injuries among gym enthusiasts and to those who play some sports. Being very … Continue reading

The five S that should be avoided to stay healthy: the role of physical exercises to negate the adverse effects

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Sedentary It has been emphasized in several articles of Powertec that being sedentary is bad for the health. If a person has been deprived of periodic physical exercises and muscular exertions for a long time, he will be prone to develop cardiovascular diseases, such as ischemic heart diseases and/or hypertension. … Continue reading

What are trans fats? Part 1

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Definitions                                                                                      There are two broad types of trans fats—otherwise known as trans fatty acids—in  foods: (1) the naturally-occurring, and (2) the artificial trans fats. Naturally-occurring trans fats are produced in the gut of some animals, and foods prepared from these animals, such as milk and meat products, may contain small … Continue reading

Exercise and bronchoconstriction

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Exercise is a common trigger of bronchoconstriction and asthma, especially in children. It is linked to hyperventilation, which results in increased osmolality in airway lining fluid and triggers mast cell mediator release, resulting in bronchocontriction (narrowing of the airways). Exercise induced bronchoconstriction usually begins after exercise had ended and recovers … Continue reading