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Strength Training for All Ages  

November 20th, 2017

Strength training routines can benefit individuals of all ages. Whether it is used as physical therapy after an injury or illness or as athletic therapy to help a young athlete build the strength and stamina they need to compete, it’s benefits are wide-ranging and long-term. Professionals who specialize in sports medicine understand the need to

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Resuming Exercise After an Injury

November 10th, 2017

Perhaps you’ve torn your rotator cuff from over-pitching a game, or wrenched your back while moving furniture. Chances are, you’re just now learning how hard it can be to get back to a regular workout routine after that injury. Physical therapy is often a key element of the process. But whether you go it alone,

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The End of Fad Fitness

November 8th, 2017

Step Aerobics. Jazzercise. Thighmaster. Buns of Steel. Tae Bo. Zumba. Boot Camp. Cross Fit. What do these popular exercise methods have in common? One word: crazes. Trends that come and go over time, and those listed above are just a few of the many from the last few decades. Jumping on the “what’s new and

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Demonizing Cholesterol: Is It Really That Bad?  

October 20th, 2017

Americans are afraid of cholesterol. And with good reason. For years, we’ve received the message that cholesterol is a silent killer, clogging our arteries and causing life-threatening disease. To be sure, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 12.1 percent of adults over age 20 have high serum total cholesterol. Meanwhile, NCHPAD estimates

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Get Out and Walk! Five Benefits of Fitness Walks

October 10th, 2017

If you think you don’t know how to exercise, you are wrong. Plain and simple, you get out of a workout as much as you put into it. If you are willing to give physical fitness a try, then there is absolutely nothing holding you back from getting started. Don’t believe it? Well hear this:

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High Intensity Interval Training: Get the Most Out of Your Workout

September 20th, 2017

If you want to make the most out of every minute that you spend at the gym, then high intensity interval training, or HIIT, might be exactly what you are looking for. This is one of the top trends in the fitness world at the moment, and for good reason. With high intensity interval training

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Stuck in a Rut? Try These Three Interesting Workouts to Spice Up Your Routine

September 10th, 2017

It can happen to anyone. The lingering dread, the growing disinterest, the growing tendency to skip out on your workout, to let minor inconveniences interrupt the healthy activities that you’ve had planned. A small change in your attitude, a few excuses here and there, and before you know what’s happened it’s been weeks since your

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Fuel Your Workouts! The Benefits of Proper Nutrition for Athletes

August 20th, 2017

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

August 10th, 2017

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

July 20th, 2017

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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