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Exercises which utilise both the limbs simultaneously are preferred for strength or gaining muscle mass(Shutterstock)

Fit and fine: Unilateral vs bilateral exercises

By Kamal Singh CSCS | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2020 12:08 AM IST
In unilateral exercises, you can increase the load without loading the rest of the body, thus decreasing chances of injuries
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Rafael Nadal, of Spain, reacts after winning the first set against Diego Schwartzman, of Argentina.(AP)
Rafael Nadal, of Spain, reacts after winning the first set against Diego Schwartzman, of Argentina.(AP)

‘Lion’ Rafael Nadal roars into US Open semis chasing 19th Slam title

By Agence France-Presse | New York
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 11:39 PM IST
Rafael Nadal, forced to retire from last year’s semi-finals with knee pain, is feeling healthy now and ready to pounce upon Italy’s 24th-seeded Matteo Berrettini.
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Research shows that people wearing cushioned shoes tend to land harder than if they were wearing less cushioned shoes(Shutterstock)
Research shows that people wearing cushioned shoes tend to land harder than if they were wearing less cushioned shoes(Shutterstock)

Fit and fine: These shoes are made for running!

By Kamal Singh CSCS | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2019 10:11 PM IST
The right shoes are essential to an overall efficient running form. Here’s how you should pick your running shoes
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Serena Williams of the US looks on during a press conference.(AFP)
Serena Williams of the US looks on during a press conference.(AFP)

Serena Williams withdraws from Italian Open with knee problem

By Agence France-Presse | Rome
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2019 09:29 PM IST
The 23-time Grand Slam champion’s withdrawal comes a day after she beat Sweden’s Rebecca Peterson in straight sets to set up a second round meeting with her older sister Venus.
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Running doesn’t cause knee arthritis, not running does

By Rajat Chauhan | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 27, 2019 11:18 PM IST
For those of you who still dream to run, here is your chance to make it happen.
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The pain that Sunil was experiencing is known as Ilio-tibial Band Friction Syndrome or just ITBS, this syndrome is fairly common, accounting up to 22 per cent of overuse injuries in runners(Shuterstock)
The pain that Sunil was experiencing is known as Ilio-tibial Band Friction Syndrome or just ITBS, this syndrome is fairly common, accounting up to 22 per cent of overuse injuries in runners(Shuterstock)

Overzealous runners note: Rest is an important part of training else…

By Kamal Singh CSCS | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2019 01:22 AM IST
You might end up with Ilio-Tibial Band Syndrome or pain on the outer portion of the knee
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Runner’s knee pain makes the muscles around the knee really weak(Shutterstock)
Runner’s knee pain makes the muscles around the knee really weak(Shutterstock)

The woes of a runner’s painful knee

By Kamal Singh CSCS | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2019 02:26 PM IST
Runner’s knee pain, also known as Patello-Femoral Pain Syndrome, is an overuse injury where the tissues are overloaded beyond their ability to recover.
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Image for representational purposes only(picture alliance via Getty Image)
Image for representational purposes only(picture alliance via Getty Image)

Opinion: When you run, just run, don’t think about running form

By Rajat Chauhan | Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 10, 2018 03:28 PM IST
Not surprisingly, a recently published study in Journal of Sports Science found that consciously focusing on running movement while running makes them less efficient.
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Vinesh Phogat is a two-time Commonwealth Games champion.(Twitter)
Vinesh Phogat is a two-time Commonwealth Games champion.(Twitter)

Need improved facilities if we want medal at Olympics: Vinesh Phogat

By Sandip Sikdar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2018 11:19 PM IST
Two-time Commonwealth Games champion Vinesh Phogat was recently attending a training camp at SAI centre in Lucknow where the facilities, according to her, were not up to the mark.
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The carbohydrate composition of diets may increase the risk of osteoarthritis.(Shutterstock)
The carbohydrate composition of diets may increase the risk of osteoarthritis.(Shutterstock)

Excess carbohydrates in your diet could cause knee pain and osteoarthritis

By HT Correspondent | Asian News International
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2018 10:38 AM IST
Carbohydrates in your diet could increase risk of osteoarthritis, just as excess body weight also contributes to the disease.
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Knee joint loading exercise like running does no harm to articular cartilage in participants at increased risk of, or with, knee osteoarthritis.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Knee joint loading exercise like running does no harm to articular cartilage in participants at increased risk of, or with, knee osteoarthritis.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Bad running form responsible for knee pains, not running itself

PUBLISHED ON JUL 07, 2018 06:32 PM IST
You keep the basics right and the rest will follow. Running will soon become therapeutic for even painful knees and possibly get you rid of your long-term knee pains
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Regular screening for common ailments is critical as most health conditions go unchecked and start showing signs only at an advanced stage.(Shutterstock)
Regular screening for common ailments is critical as most health conditions go unchecked and start showing signs only at an advanced stage.(Shutterstock)

5 common health problems that can affect you after 40

By HT Correspondent | Asian News International
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2018 04:55 PM IST
Hectic schedules, inconsistent health-care patterns, and unhealthy habits can cause these common health problems from age 40.
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