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A Tight Back May Hurt Your Performance and Health

Having optimal mobility is needed for optimal power. If muscles are too tight or restricted, this reduces your power capabilities. It can also result in...

Ask the You Docs: Is There an Energy Drink That's Healthy?

Q: I'm nodding off during the afternoon and feel like I need a pick-me-up. But everything I read about energy drink seems to say they pose a risk ...

2 Energy Drink Rules Athletes Must Follow

Energy drink producers claim the drinks enhance performance, increase stamina and spike alertness, and some research suggests they may improve ana...

DNA and the Future of Us

In our field, medicine—which affects us all, really—some exciting things are on the horizon. Some of them could change your life. For examp...

How Eggs Can Change Your Genes

The foods you choose to put in your mouth today are critical to your health tomorrow. But did you know certain foods can also affect your future off...

7 Keys to Training Success

Weight training is the single best activity for increasing muscular strength, developing lean muscle mass and enhancing athletic potential. Unfort...

YouDocs Q&A: Stop Germs

Question: What's the single best way to stop the spread of germs? Answer: Think about how many things you touch on a daily basis that other people ...

Fight Illness With Food

No one enjoys being sick; but when it interferes with a tournament or competition, it's truly the pits. Playing while you're sick is never a good idea...

Be Immune to Getting Sick This Season

Your immune system is housed in various areas of your body, like police precincts in a big city. Invaders (viruses, bacteria) can break through all of...

5 Made-for-TV Movies About Olympic Athletes

Incredible athletes with inspiring backstories performed at their ultimate peak during the 2012 Summer Olympics. Collectively and individually, Am...

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