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The Unexpected Benefits of Stretching

August 10th, 2018

Many non-athletes — and even a few actual jocks — are guilty of either rushing through their warm-up stretching, or skipping the cool-down moves after the workout. Yet, along with cardio and strength-training, stretching also delivers significant health benefits. You probably already know that stretching extends your overall range of motion, while also elasticizing your

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How Staying Active at Work Can Increase Productivity

August 1st, 2018
Picture yourself at work. Are you hunched over a keyboard, clicking away on a mouse, cradling your phone on your shoulder? Are the most moving around you’re likely to do walking to and from the copy machine? It’s no surprise that our sedentary jobs are causing fatigue and stiffness, both mentally and physically. Fortunately, having

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Tips to Treat Your Arthritis Pain

July 10th, 2018
Do your joints hate cold weather? Are you blaming your age for lower back, hip, and knee pain? These are typical signs of arthritis but it's not the painful life sentence you think it is. Every year, the Centers for Disease Control reports roughly 54.4 million North Americans are diagnosed with some form of arthritis

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Still Hurting? Take a Look at Your Plate

July 3rd, 2018
Food is no longer thought of simply as fuel. A meal can be art, a comfort blanket, a social experience, even an exotic adventure. While food can bring a lot of joy, certain foods can cause chemical reactions in your body you might not be aware of. Sadly, the foods that provide the most emotional

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How Long Have You Been Part of the ‘Waiting for It to Get Better’ Club?

June 10th, 2018
Not sure if you're part of the club or not? We've all heard what 'waiting for it to get better' sounds like:  It's not that bad... I'll take care of it later... It'll get better on its own... It's just the weather... I just need to stretch more... If you're a 'wait and see' kind of person,

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What It Means to Have an ‘Economical Running Technique’

June 8th, 2018
There’s a lot of advice out there for runners – what shoes to wear, how to design a training program, what to eat and drink, race mistakes to avoid, and on and on. Running form and technique advice is in a category of its own with often conflicting and ever-changing advice. When that happens, at

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Trouble Sleeping: The Best & Worst Sleep Positions

June 8th, 2018
We spend on average a third of our lives sleeping. With so much of our time spent in bed, it’s critical we maintain good posture for these 8 hours every night to promote both a good night’s sleep and to decrease the chance of injury from straining something all night long.The best sleep posture is

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The Stress of Neck Pain and Headaches

June 8th, 2018
Meeting deadlines, maintaining a social life, eating healthy, exercising, and balancing family duties is enough stress without also having to deal with pain. What is stress though? It’s nothing more than the body’s reaction to a stimulus that upsets your physical and/or mental equilibrium. Stress is an inevitable part of life that nothing on earth

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