Recovering from Injury
Self-Care for low back pain

Simple Self-Care Tips for Low Back Pain

If you have ever helped a friend move, planted a garden or tried a new sport, chances are you have experienced some level of back pain. Low back pain is a common complaint for many adults, affecting up to 80 percent of American adults at some point. Thankfully, some simple …

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Fitness Trends
high intensity interval training

5 Perks of High-Intensity Interval Training

Workout trends seem to come and go in cycles, just like fashion. High-intensity interval training, or HIIT, is a prime example. HIIT programs combine short bursts of high-intensity exercise with periods of low-intensity activity that allow for partial recovery. This approach to fitness dates back decades. While its cycle back …

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Sports Psychology

7 Tips for Recovering Mentally After a Sports Injury

Everyone loves a good comeback story — especially in the world of sports. Take, for example, Tiger Woods and his problematic back or Tom Brady and his recovery from a torn ACL and MCL to win multiple super bowls. Tales like theirs are celebrated season after season as models of …

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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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Preventing Osteoporosis
4 Ways for Women to Improve Bone Health

4 Ways Women Can Improve Bone Health

When you break a bone as a kid, it’s no big deal – you get a cast, your friends sign it, and in a few weeks you’re all healed up. As you get older, your bones weaken, and your body doesn’t bounce back from an injury the way it used …

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Child Development
How to choose your child's footwear

How to Choose the Best Footwear for Your Child

Deciding on baby’s first footwear can be an exciting moment for parents. The cute booties or tiny tennis shoes are adorable, and the options are plentiful. With limitless shoe options available for babies and children of all ages, the importance of choosing supportive footwear can often be overlooked. Baby’s First …

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Managing Joint Pain
winter joint pain

4 Ways to Reduce Winter Joint Pain

Winter’s frigid temps can do more than nip at your nose. For people living with joint pain, freezing temperatures, combined with low barometric pressure and precipitation, only increase the discomfort. There are ways to effectively curb the intensity of achy, stiff joints and help to make winter’s chill more bearable. …

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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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Injury Prevention
5 Ways to Avoid Wrist Injuries

5 Ways to Prevent Wrist Injuries

Whether you are swinging a golf club, carrying grocery bags or typing a report, your wrists are often hard at work and in need of your protection. Prolonged stress on those small bones can make you vulnerable to wrist problems, such as carpal tunnel syndrome or tendonitis, resulting in pain, …

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Healthy Athletes
Sports Injury? Don't Play Through the Pain

Sports Injury? Don’t Play Through Pain

When it comes to sports and recreation activities, injuries to athletes and weekend-warriors are inevitable. Some will occur during a practice or game, others may simply be an accident. Injuries can also happen due to poor conditioning or improper gear. No matter which sport you play, however, being smart and …

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