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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Nonsurgical Treatments
pelvic floor physical therapy

Weak Pelvic Floor Muscles? How Physical Therapy Can Help

For both men and women, your pelvic floor muscles are responsible for many bodily functions. They help you use the bathroom properly, engage sexually, birth children and even stabilize your spine, back and abdomen. When your pelvic floor muscles weaken, it can often lead to pain or health issues related …

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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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Recovering from Sports Injury
Hot or Cold Therapy for Muscle Injury?

Hot or Cold Therapy: What’s Best for Muscle Recovery?

When your muscles are overworked and in need of some tender loving care, it’s not uncommon to seek comfort and healing in cold or hot treatments. In fact, for centuries doctors have been using extreme temperatures to ease pain and speed recovery. Which temp is best for your particular needs? …

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Living with Chronic Disease
Dance for Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson’s Patients Rediscover Freedom of Movement with Dance

People with Parkinson’s disease (PD) are discovering how dance improves their symptoms, boosts their mood and creates a unique community where they can connect. “Dance changes our emotions, and muscles and mechanics often ‘fire’ better. It’s an outlet for expression, communication and freedom of movement, which people with Parkinson’s disease …

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