Sports Injury

Shin Splints: What You Need to Know

If your shins throb when you’re running — or even while standing for too long in one place. It could be a familiar culprit: shin splints. The term refers to an aching sensation along the shin bone, which runs down the front of your lower leg. And according to David Tomsich, …

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Fitness Tips & Tricks
Not Exercising Enough? 12 Hacks to Get You Moving

Not Exercising Regularly? 12 Hacks to Get You Moving

Even if you enjoy exercise, finding the time and energy to hit the gym for a 60-minute workout can be a challenge. Despite our best intentions, nearly 80 percent of us fall short of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation of 150 minutes of aerobic and strength training …

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Fitness Tips & Tricks
Medicine Ball Workout

Medicine Ball Workouts: Pros and Cons

From the ThighMaster to Buns of Steel videos to step aerobics, most workout trends and tools come and go with the times. But for years, one piece of equipment has remained popular with athletes, physical therapists, trainers and other fitness professionals: the medicine ball. They’re pretty similar to old-school balls …

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Making Health a Priority
Stay Fit with Exercise Snacks

Stay Fit with Snack-Sized Exercise

Most people know there’s a strong link between regular exercise and longevity. In fact, several studies show that exercise is not only good for your physical health, it may also help sharpen your mind and improve your mood. Trouble is, between around-the-clock work schedules, family obligations and household responsibilities, finding …

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Staying Fit
walking for health

10 Ways To Walk Your Way To Better Health

Think walking doesn’t pack as much of a punch as other workouts? Think again. A recent Harvard University study found that 2.5 hours of brisk walking each week could extend your life by up to seven years. Seven years! In fact, research shows that the list of health benefits you …

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Healthy Habits
Do you really need 10,000 steps a day?

Do You Really Need 10,000 Steps a Day?

With the explosion of technological ways to measure exercise – fitness trackers, smart watches, and even simple smartphone apps — people are more conscious than ever about how many steps they take daily. And with good reason. Health authorities including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the …

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Workout Advice
How to Exercise with Resistance Bands

How to Exercise with Resistance Bands

Resistance bands currently seem to be the it equipment for busy fitness enthusiasts. They’re portable, affordable, easily stored and the added resistance they offer can help strengthen nearly every muscle group. People often think of resistance bands as a rehabilitation tool. While that’s true, resistance bands can also help anyone …

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Exercise Tips
Virtual Fitness: Exploring the Pros and Cons

Virtual Fitness: Exploring the Pros and Cons

Whether it’s for business, retail or entertainment, technology is always changing how we get things done. These days, fitness is no exception. If you have a smartphone, laptop or other device, you can check your heart rate, track your steps, join an online exercise group and even sign up for …

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Sports Injury & Performance
Kinesiology tape: Help or Hype?

Kinesiology Tape: Help or Hype?

If you’re suffering from an injury, you may benefit from a non-invasive treatment that doesn’t even require popping a pill: kinesiology tape. “Unlike athletic tape, which limits motion, kinesiology tape is designed to make movement easier by reducing pain,” says Kristin Levin, certified athletic trainer with Henry Ford Health System. …

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MInd-Body-Spirit
Yoga Therapy Explained

Yoga Therapy Explained

When it comes to health and fitness, yoga has already hit the mainstream. Studies confirm that practicing yoga can help keep you fit, toned and pliable. Now, a growing number of physicians are recognizing the benefits of yoga for achieving psychological, physiological and even spiritual healing. According to Julie Levinson, …

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