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Category: Back Pain

Timing is Everything

Timing is Everything

When should I exercise? The best answer is: whenever you are most likely to do it. But there’s some science behind when to exercise to get specific benefits. Daniel Pink’s new book: When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, explains. Exercise in the morning if you want to: Lose weight: You can burn 20 percent more fat

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Does Yoga Improve Flexiblity?

Does Yoga Improve Flexiblity?

Many people swear by yoga postures, or “asanas,” as a way to improve flexibility. But isn’t yoga just another form of passive stretching? Well actually… no. In fact, yoga rarely incorporates passive stretches. Instead, asanas use concepts of reciprocal inhibition, eccentric lengthening, and strengthening through the full range of available motion to safely lengthen muscles.

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Pain Explained

Pain Explained

Pain protects you. You twist your ankle stepping off a curb and once you feel the pain, you limp to avoid it. Pain makes you take action to protect yourself. So with that sprained ankle, you hobble around a bit, protecting the area from future harm. Perhaps you get some Physical Therapy and by six

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The Secret to Injury Free Movement

The Secret to Injury Free Movement

Running is a cheap, easy, and efficient way to get a good work out. And with busy schedules, you feel like you’re on a treadmill anyway, so why not run? In a word, injuries. Reports of injury rates among runners varies, but 46% is ballpark. That might make you think twice about running. Hundreds of

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A Triathlete’s Road to Recovery

A Triathlete’s Road to Recovery

A Personal Story by Drew Scott, A Professional Triathlete Injuries are almost an inevitable part of one’s journey through life, and this is even more true for competitive athletes. As a professional triathlete, I’ve dealt with several injuries, each of which forced me to take time away from competition. But every injury, while frustrating, has

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Get Out, Get Active

Get Out, Get Active

Woo Hoo, it’s summer!  Boo Hoo – how am I ever going to get some exercise with the kids out of school??? Don’t give up. If you work outside of the home, you deal with this issue year-round. Busy parents have developed all kinds of strategies to make working out work out. Here are some to

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