THURSDAY, Oct. 24, 2019 -- Whether you're mountain biking, kicking a soccer ball with friends, or just sprinting down the street to catch a bus, your quadriceps are hard at work.
The quads are the large muscles that run down the fronts of your thighs. The stronger they are, the less strain each movement will exert on your knees. Lunges and squats will keep these muscles in tip-top shape.
FRIDAY, Oct. 11, 2019 -- The most common misconception about weight training is that it adds bulky muscle mass, a fear of some women. While elite male lifters can -- and want to -- get very developed, for most people the result is simply well-toned muscles.
Other benefits are increased mobility, more support for your joints and the ability to stay self-sufficient into your late years.
THURSDAY, Oct. 10, 2019 -- Sore from a workout? You don't have to reach for pain relief medicine when ice or heat will help. But when should you go cold and when should you go warm?
Ice is the go-to therapy when an injury first happens. It can stop the swelling of a sprained ankle, for instance, and numb the pain. The traditional approach is 20 minutes on, 20 minutes off at first. You might step this down to 20 minutes every two or three hours on the second and third days. If you have a long-term injury, icing the area for 10 to 20 minutes after a workout can be soothing.