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Exercise

Don’t blame lactic acid for sore muscles

People have believed for years that high levels of lactic acid in your muscles after a hard workout are the reason you feel tired and sore. Turns out this is just wrong.

Why does your mouth taste like blood during intense workouts?

And should you take a break if it happens?

Learning from the best long-distance runners

A new study compares training programmes of different professional long-distance runners. The researcher behind the study says amateur athletes can also learn from how elite athletes train.

Should you exercise if your muscles are sore?

Is it OK to work out — or will you just make things worse?

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.

How to avoid insulting co-workers in other countries

Irritation, frustration and misunderstandings can arise when employees in Norwegian companies communicate with colleagues abroad. Poor English can cause more confusion than cultural differences, according to a Norwegian researcher.