Category Archives: Fitness

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Why does your back hurt?

 Gwendolyn Sowa, M.D., Ph.D. Identifying the cause of low back pain has become a frequent challenge for medical professionals. It is also what has encouraged Gwendolyn Sowa, M.D., Ph.D., ofRead More

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Recognizing American Heart Month

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is excited to work with the National Library of Medicine on NIH MedlinePlus magazine to highlight important research on physical activity andRead More

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Personal Story: Sara Santiago

Sara Santiago, 40, was never an athlete. She joined gyms and exercised on occasion, but never found a routine she could maintain. “I felt intimidated because I didn’t know howRead More

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Rethinking 10,000 steps

Last updated on August 6th, 2021 at 12:06 pm If you have a fitness tracker or use your smartwatch to count your steps, you might be tracking a goal ofRead More

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Exercise key to keeping weight off

Last updated on August 6th, 2021 at 12:08 pm Losing weight is not easy but keeping it off can prove even harder. NIH researchers are studying ways to keep lostRead More