Synopsis Exercise often reduces feelings of pain immediately afterward and raises people's pain thresholds, studies show. Related Sudden numbness in hand that disappears within seconds could be stroke; opt for low-salt, protein-rich diet to prevent it Want to get better at running? Distract yourself, count your steps Working out is more than just about weight loss. It’s the key to a longer life Gut feeling or a disease? Microbiome test can help find out what’s going on in your digestive tract. But should you get it? Working out may seem like the last thing someone in pain wants to do. But it can bring relief. For 25 years, Wei Liu had been practicing and teaching tai chi, including to people suffering from chronic knee pain, believing the exercises strengthen legs and instills calm. Then he began running experiments with tai chi and surprised himself. A professor of physical therapy at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, he used motion capture sensors to analyze people's movements during a typical tai chi session. He noticed people shifting their weight and squatting, movements that can actually stress knees and exacerbate pain for some people, not alleviate it. Today Dr…. Read full this story
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