Olympics Health Insight

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Olympics Health Insight

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The Summer Games

The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics are underway, with more than 2,800 athletes competing in 15 sports. As you watch them display their talents, you may wonder about your own fitness and training. Read about fitness, tips for working out and how to prevent injury.

Features from Intelihealth and Harvard Medical School

 
Types of Exercise
Read all about the various ways to get that body into shape.
 
Winter Fitness
Hibernation is for bears. Warm up by staying active through the winter.
 
How Much Exercise Is Enough
You hear so much contradictory information about exercise, it's hard to know what to believe. No wonder so many people tune out completely, and go back to surfing the Net or watching TV.
 
Eating for Exercise
All athletes need to eat right for the best performance.
 
How to Avoid Injury
Even Olympic athletes suffer injuries. Read how to do your best to avoid the pitfalls.
 
Keeping It Going
You took that first step and started an exercise program. Learn how to stick with it.
 
Training Tips: Skiing
Improve your performance with these techniques.
 
Ski Season's Here, and So Are the Injuries
Skiing is becoming more popular, but with that popularity comes injuries that cost the country millions of dollars in lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering.
 
How to Know If You're Overtraining
Like the Olympians, you need to make sure you're not pushing your body to the point of doing harm.
 
Reaching the Limits of Exercise
When your mind and body tell you, "I can't take another step or complete another rep," do you listen to your body or push beyond it, thinking, no pain, no gain? Read about it.
 
Heart Problems in Athletes
Heart-related deaths of young athletes are rare, but careful screening can detect many of those who are at risk.
 
 
 
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Last updated February 12, 2014


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