Every Friday, Heather Brown takes a moment to answer some of your Good Questions that may have slipped through the cracks. This week, she’s checking the weather, getting corny, and listening to Olivia Newton-John’s “Physical.”
This coming Monday, you might see a few of your co-workers limping around the office after almost 12,000 people lace up for this Sunday’s Twin Cities Marathon — 26.2 miles that circle around Minneapolis and St. Paul. As one marathoner who’s competed in the past put it, “My muscles, my legs, my calves … felt like crap.”
You know when you have a tight muscle in your neck or maybe a sore back? There’s evidence that muscle is tightening up because it’s protecting another muscle.
There’s a new machine popping up in gyms across the Twin Cities that’s doing the workout for you. Sounds like a dream come true, right? Well, there’s a little more to it than that.
A growing body of evidence shows that muscles allowed to shrink too far may reach a point of no return; a condition called sarcopenia.