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Bodybuilders on drugs might be a case of male identity crisis

These pumped-up bodies may hide deep insecurities, according to one researcher.

Intense exercise inhibits cancer in mice

New research shows that cancerous tumours grow more slowly in mice that exercise more. Scientists now plan to test the effect in humans.

Physically active individuals cope better with heart attacks

People who exercise regularly tend to be less depressed after a heart attack. Those who don’t work out yet can also find reason for optimism from the research.

The darker side of workouts

Do you exercise to escape from a depressing daily life? If so, think twice next time before putting on those jogging shoes.

You are never too old to exercise

Strength training makes seniors better equipped to tackle aging. And, people over the age of 65 benefit greatly from such training.

Fit older people fall just as much as their less active counterparts

People in good shape are as prone to falling as others. But practicing specific balance tasks and simple exercises can help.

Football saves the bones of prostate cancer patients

Men with prostate cancer are at risk of developing osteoporosis, but this can be avoided with 32 weeks of football training.

Exercise boosts recovery after lung cancer surgery

Patients who underwent surgery for lung cancer benefited from exercising shortly after their procedure. With close guidance and a personal trainer many of the patients improved their physical fitness level beyond their starting point.

Better endurance with strength training

Traditionally, endurance athletes want to avoid gaining muscle mass. But a new study shows that bigger muscles are important to get a positive effect on achievement, especially for cyclists.

Resistance training works well for prostate cancer patients

Men with prostate cancer should be exercising, a new study shows - to combat muscular atrophy and to prevent cardiovascular diseases.