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Category: Heel Pain

The Weekend Warrior: Dispelling Old Myths

Weekdays are always a mad dash. You run out the door in the nick of time, do the school drop off, head to work, slide into your chair and kiss the desk. You work all day and run out in time for afternoon car pool. After a jam-packed evening, which – who needs me to

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Unexpected Consequences – Youth Sports

Unexpected Consequences – Youth Sports

We all know kids who specialize in a single sport. The advantages seem obvious. Putting in more time early and working harder than the competition leads to a better chance of success later, right? Even though that seems to make sense, early specialization may not be giving kids the advantages parents imagine. And it comes

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Why Walking Poles Are Your New Best Friend

Why Walking Poles Are Your New Best Friend

Do you abhor abdominal exercise but yearn for a stronger core? Want to be in nature, but worry about walking on uneven trails? Are you trying to lose weight? Do you want a stronger upper body? All these things are within reach if you grab two little walking poles! Here’s why: Walking poles keep you

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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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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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