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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Exercise Tips
Best Fitness Advice from 2018

The Year’s Top Fitness Advice

We all know how important exercise is to maintaining health, and that the benefits range from a leaner physique to improved mood and sleep. Research study after research study also highlight how staying active helps you prevent or manage the symptoms of numerous conditions, including high blood pressure, type 2 …

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Fitness Tips & Tricks
How to Equip a Home Gym on a Budget

How to Equip Your Home Gym on a Budget

Don’t have the time or money  to join a gym? Don’t worry! There are plenty of ways you can work your muscles from the comfort of your own home without overspending. In fact, you can create an entire home workout circuit by purchasing exercise equipment on the cheap or using …

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Fitness Tips & Tricks
Stair Workout

Mastering Your Stair Workout

You don’t need fancy equipment or an expensive gym membership to work your muscles to their maximum potential. Instead, if you have a set of stairs at your disposal (and a little creativity) you can use them to build strength, endurance and overall fitness. The change in elevation you get …

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Sports Medicine
Inside an Athletic Trainer's Toolkit

Inside an Athletic Trainer’s Toolkit

Athletic trainers are licensed, certified health professionals and a jack-of-all-trades in the field of sports medicine – skilled in diagnosing, treating, rehabilitating and preventing injuries. And like an experienced craftsman or craftswoman, athletic trainers have their own version of a toolkit they keep on the sideline. The athletic training bag …

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Staying Fit
How to Exercise at Every Age

How To Exercise at Every Age

Exercise is among the best ways to improve your health and quality of life, especially as you get older. Staying active can help avoid many age-related limitations, such as difficulty climbing stairs, walking long distances or reaching overhead to change a lightbulb. The key to keeping fit as you age, …

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Understanding Your Body
exercise-induced headaches

4 Reasons You’re Getting Exercise-Induced Headaches

Whether you’re a marathon runner or a Zumba fanatic, headaches caused by exercise are painful and frustrating – especially when you’re just trying to do something good for yourself. While rarer than general headaches or migraines, exercise-induced headaches still happen, and you should first see a doctor to rule out …

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Advice for Staying Fit
How often do I need to workout?

How Much Exercise Do You Really Need?

Health experts have been pushing almost-daily activity for decades. But a new study suggests you may not need to exercise four to five days each week to reap the rewards. While it’s true that more exercise is better for your body (without getting into extremes), not everyone can squeeze in …

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Exercise Tips

Workout Basics: Warm-Ups and Cool-Downs

You may know a good warm-up — and cool-down — are essential to getting a good workout. You may also know that warming up your muscles and stretching them out after exercise can help prevent injury and keep you at the top of your game. They’re the two bookends that …

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