3 Common Running Injuries That Could Affect Your Training

We all know how some runners can be –– for instance, ignoring injuries just to keep training and perform race. Does this sound familiar? Well, if you are this type of runner, please pay attention! Ignoring your injury will make it much more difficult for you on race day if you are even able to…
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Important Concussion Information for Parents and Coaches

Coaches and parents, we ask you to collaborate with your communities’ and school districts’ medical staff in providing the best possible treatment for student athletes and young players who have suffered a concussion. If you are not sure if your child or player has one, there is testing for concussions available. If there was any…
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Common Arthritis Pain Questions

What exactly is arthritis? Arthritis, in its simplest form, is inflammation of the joint. Cartilage (tissue) surrounds your bones and acts as a lubricator or smooth movement in your joints. Overall, there are more than one hundred health conditions that have side effects of arthritis pain. Osteoarthritis is one of the most common forms of…
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Act Like a Flamingo: Stand on One Leg

Maintaining balance and preventing falls is a huge bodily priority. Falls can result in numerous injuries, with fractures and head injuries being two common and severe problems. A fall onto an outstretched arm can cause many problems of the wrist, elbow, and shoulder. Landing on a hip can result in a fracture, causing significant difficulty…
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Dietary Supplements: 5 Things to Consider

Supplement use is very common. In sports, using dietary supplements to enhance lean muscle mass, strength, and effectiveness of workouts is very common, even among youth. Studies show from 10-35% of high schoolers use supplements of some kind. In certain populations, such as football players, up to 30% report taking a supplement called creatine. Most…
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QUIZ: How Well Do You Know the Benefits of Walking?

Want to test your knowledge about the many health benefits of walking? Grab a pen and paper and take our brief quiz. Scroll down for the answer key when you’re done to find out how well you did!   1. Studies show that you may live a longer life if you walk:   A) 12…
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Are You at Risk for a Frozen Shoulder?

Do you have diabetes? Do you have a thyroid disease? Are you age 40-65? Are you female? Have you had frozen shoulder before? If you answered yes to any of these questions, your probability of developing a frozen shoulder is slightly higher than the average person. No need to fear. Keep reading and discover some…
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When Dizziness Is Serious

Dizziness. You’ve probably experienced it after an amusement park ride or spinning around really quickly in the yard with the kids. Or maybe you’ve had it after standing or sitting up too fast? Almost everyone at some point in their lives gets dizziness, usually by something you do (ie: playing dizzy bat or standing up…
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Life and Health Lessons From the Game of Football

As we near the college football bowl season and NFL playoffs, our eyes turn to our television sets. You will notice that the game of football is a lot like life. Over 100 million people will dial into the Super Bowl alone. Some of us will watch football for entertainment, others watch because the remote…
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Breathing Pattern Quiz

Do you breathe through your mouth more than your nose? Do your shoulders move up and down when you breathing in and out? Does your belly move out when you breathe in? Do you breathe out twice as long as you breathe in? Do breathe out through lips that are almost shut? Do you find…
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