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Fuel Your Workouts! The Benefits of Proper Nutrition for Athletes

November 20th, 2019

You are what you eat, so if your plan is to be the strongest, most powerful athlete you can be, then you need to eat the part. Focusing too much on the workouts and not enough on the nutrition side of becoming an athlete is a rookie mistake. If you are heading out on a

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Carbs: Why You Need Them to Sustain an Active Lifestyle

November 10th, 2019

Eat less, move more. That is the weight loss mantra, the key to success, the secret to the obesity riddle that has left too many people unhealthy and uncomfortable for far too long. The problem is that diet and exercise aren’t that simple to figure out individually; and they tend to become really complicated when you

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Questioning the Benefits of Custom Orthotics

October 20th, 2019

When it comes to the motivation to work out, there may be nothing more damaging than foot pain. When your feet hurt, it is like your whole body hurts. Every step is a reminder of the discomfort that you are experiencing. When other parts of your body experience pain you find ways to give them

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Lower Cross Syndrome: More than Bad Posture

October 10th, 2019

Sitting for long periods of time in our daily lives has lead to a shortening of our hip flexor muscles over time.  Even athletes who do not spend much of their day sitting can have trouble with their lower back if they perform an exercise incorrectly over time or overwork certain areas of their body.

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Hunched Over Your Desk? Upper Crossed Syndrome Explained

September 20th, 2019

If your mother is constantly telling you to stand up straight, if you find yourself with shoulder pain after a long day at work, or if you notice you are developing a hunchback, chances are you have Upper Crossed Syndrome (UCS).  UCS is actually a muscle imbalance in the head and shoulders that is often

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4 Common Running Injuries and How to Treat Them

September 10th, 2019

Running is a great way to improve your health and stay in shape. Unfortunately, there are several types of sports injuries associated with running. The following are 4 common running injuries and the best ways to treat them. 1. Shin Splints Nearly every runner has experienced inflammation and pain in the tendons and muscles of

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Cardio or Weights? Which is more important?

August 20th, 2019

The debate over which is better will go on forever. Both cardio exercise and weightlifting hold equally important places when it comes to physical therapy and exercising for good health. The choice on which will serve the better purpose is made when the end goal is decided upon. If an individual wants to build stamina

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Change Up Your Workout for Better Results

August 10th, 2019

It’s easy to get into a rut or hit a plateau when you do the same exercise routine repeatedly. According to Women’s Health every time you complete the same routine your body becomes more adept at handling the stress. This ultimately means you’ll start burning fewer calories. There are several things you can do to

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3 Morning Routines for a Better Start to Your Day

July 20th, 2019

Not everybody looks forward to early mornings with the same zest and enthusiasm as, say, an evening out with friends. If you’re ready for a shift in approach to your morning routine, one that leaves you feeling energized and healthy, we have a few suggestions! Stretch Every Extremity Before getting out of bed, reach your

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Interval Training for Fat Loss

July 10th, 2019

Many people plug away at various workouts for an hour or more each day, several days a week, with minimal results. Exercising at a steady rate simply won’t achieve the same results as interval training. While interval training has been around for several years it has recently garnered a lot of attention as a way

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