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Taking Time to Address Stress

With the pace of today’s world, there are few people who live without experiencing some form of negative stress. There are a number of areas in life that can take a toll on our bodies and minds, namely work, school, relationships, and other obligations. Most of us make efforts to relieve some stress from time […]

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Selecting Proper Golf Shoes

  Golf shoes are important to the success of your game, especially when you consider that the average golfer walks about 4 to 5 miles during a game, and spends a considerable length of time on his feet. Here are some things to consider when choosing golf shoes: Fitting: Before selecting a size, measure both […]

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Shin Splints: A Common Dilemma

Physical therapists and certified athletic trainers often use the term shin splints to describe conditions of pain and disability in the tibia and fibula. Poor conditioning, over-training, irregular surfaces and biomechanical abnormalities are the culprits of shin splints. The technical name for shin splints is medial tibial syndrome, which accounts for 10 to 15 percent […]

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Be Kind to Your Carpal Tunnel

As you sit at your computer reading this, take note of where your hands rest. If they’re poised over your mouse or keyboard, you’re likely stressing the carpal tunnel in your wrist that allows your median nerve and flexor tendons to reach your hand and fingers. If compressed enough, this passageway will diminish in size, which […]

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Preventing and Avoiding Muscle Cramps

Cramps are a nuisance that usually hit at the end of intense workouts or during endurance events. Cramps occur because of muscle fatigue. If you carefully progress your workouts, you will avoid unnecessary cramps. Heat, and not being used to the heat, increases the frequency of cramps. When the season changes and summer arrives, be […]

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Strength Training Can Help Improve Senior Citizens way of Life

Despite misconceptions, senior citizens can make changes in their activities that will improve physical strength and coordination. Unfortunately, as our bodies age it is natural for us to lose some muscle mass and strength. However, you can have more control over the amount that your muscles age than you think. Loss of strength in senior […]

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How to Face Winter Weather

Most people can’t stand the cold- we crank up our thermostats, buy tea in bulk, and pull out our spare blankets to keep in every room of the house. Despite the coziness of our homes, we still have to venture outside for work, school, errands, and other inevitable engagements. Before stepping outside, however, it’s important […]

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Walking Your Way to Physical Fitness

Walking is a natural activity required in everyday life, most of us fail to realize its many health benefits. Whether you’ve been putting off the gym or you’re working out daily, walking is an excellent form of exercise. By simply walking around your neighborhood or local beach you can benefit your muscles, increase aerobic endurance […]

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Snow Shoveling Safety

Facts about Snow Shoveling from a study which appeared in the American  Journal of Emergency Medicine:  From 1990 to 2006 there were an average of 11,500 emergency department visits annually in the US involving manual snow removal.  The most common injury diagnosis was soft tissue injuries (55 percent), lacerations (16 percent) and fractures (7 percent) The lower […]

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Beating Bad Blisters

We’ve all been victim to a foot blister- that small bubble of skin filled with fluid that appears after an intense workout or a day spent in a brand new pair of shoes. Small as they may be, most people find blisters to be debilitating; they can make it hard to walk or perform normal […]

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