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The Importance of High-Quality Protein – and How it Can Benefit You

November 10th, 2019

Protein is a necessary nutrient for maintaining high levels of physical function. If you’re a dedicated athlete, a weekend warrior, or someone who is simply trying to become more active, your protein intake plays a key role in your physical performance. There are many factors of high-quality protein that can benefit you in ways you

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How Can I Avoid Sustaining an Injury While Strength Training?

October 20th, 2019

One of the most common pieces of advice given to people in strength training programs is simply to “not hurt yourself.” Whether it’s a recovery program from a previous injury or surgery, or you’re simply trying to improve your physical performance, it is a common phrase that you’ll hear. While it may seem easier said

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Is a Herniated Disc the Reason for Your Back Pain?

October 10th, 2019

Back pain is the most commonly reported area of pain across the nation. Your spine works hard throughout the day and sometimes even small movements can result in pain if there are underlying issues occurring. Your spine is comprised of 26 bones, all cushioned by gel-like discs. These discs provide flexibility to the spine, but

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Hunched Over Your Desk? Upper Crossed Syndrome Explained

September 20th, 2019

If your mother is constantly telling you to stand up straight, if you find yourself with shoulder pain after a long day at work, or if you notice you are developing a hunchback, chances are you have Upper Crossed Syndrome (UCS).  UCS is actually a muscle imbalance in the head and shoulders that is often

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4 Common Running Injuries and How to Treat Them

September 10th, 2019

Running is a great way to improve your health and stay in shape. Unfortunately, there are several types of sports injuries associated with running. The following are 4 common running injuries and the best ways to treat them.   Shin Splints Nearly every runner has experienced inflammation and pain in the tendons and muscles of

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Cardio or Weights? Which is more important?

August 20th, 2019

The debate over which is better will go on forever. Both cardio exercise and weightlifting hold equally important places when it comes to physical therapy and exercising for good health. The choice on which will serve the better purpose is made when the end goal is decided upon. If an individual wants to build stamina

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Change Up Your Workout for Better Results

August 10th, 2019

It’s easy to get into a rut or hit a plateau when you do the same exercise routine repeatedly. According to Women’s Health every time you complete the same routine your body becomes more adept at handling the stress. This ultimately means you’ll start burning fewer calories. There are several things you can do to

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3 Morning Routines for a Better Start to Your Day

July 20th, 2019

Not everybody looks forward to early mornings with the same zest and enthusiasm as, say, an evening out with friends. If you’re ready for a shift in approach to your morning routine, one that leaves you feeling energized and healthy, we have a few suggestions!   Stretch Every Extremity   Before getting out of bed,

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Interval Training for Fat Loss

July 10th, 2019

Many people plug away at various workouts for an hour or more each day, several days a week, with minimal results. Exercising at a steady rate simply won’t achieve the same results as interval training. While interval training has been around for several years it has recently garnered a lot of attention as a way

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Poor Posture Can Lead to Shoulder Impingement

June 20th, 2019

In most areas of the body, bone is surrounded by muscles and tendons that allow that part of the body to move.  The shoulder is different.  It is actually made up of three bones – the humerus or arm bone, the scapula or shoulder blade, and the clavicle or collarbone.  Rather than being “wrapped” in

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