Positive and Negative Effects of Energy Drinks

Sports Medicine

A study analysing the positive and negative effects of energy drinks on athletes has seen that, although in principle their sports performance was seen to improve by between 3% and 7%, there was also an increase in the frequency of insomnia, nervousness and the level of stimulation in the hours following competition. The consumption of… Continue reading

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Exercise Overview

Exercise Overview

Physical activity is any activity that involves major muscle groups, including routine daily activities such as shopping or climbing stairs. Exercise includes any activity done with a goal of improving or maintaining physical fitness. Physical fitness can be described as the ability to carry out daily tasks with vigor and alertness, without excessive fatigue, and with… Continue reading

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Calcium and vitamin D for bone health

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Why are calcium and vitamin D important for bone health? Calcium and vitamin D are important for bone health, because they can: ●    Help keep bones strong ●    Prevent bones from breaking easily, especially bones in the spine ●    Help keep teeth healthy and strong Is there a test for vitamin D… Continue reading

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Hip fracture

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What is a hip fracture? A “fracture” is another word for a broken bone. A hip fracture is when a person breaks the top of the thigh bone (femur) near the hip joint. There are different types of hip fractures. The type of hip fracture depends on which part of the thigh bone breaks and… Continue reading

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Baker’s (popliteal) cyst

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 What is a Baker’s cyst? A Baker’s cyst is a fluid-filled sac behind the knee. This cyst can cause symptoms, such as pain or knee stiffness. The medical term for a Baker’s cyst is “popliteal cyst.” What are the symptoms of a Baker’s cyst? Baker’s cysts do not always cause symptoms. When they do, the… Continue reading

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