Pain Categorization Quiz: Not All Pain is the Same

Pain is defined as an “unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage”. Unpleasant is a great descriptor of pain. Typically, no one wants to have pain. Many people go to great lengths to avoid pain. There are numerous pain medications to help ease…
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How to Improve Your Hamstring Flexibility

Hamstring strains are a common sports injury. The prevalence of a hamstring strain has been reported between 8%-25% with average loss 2-6 weeks of sporting absence. Recurrence of these injuries are all too common, 60-70% will have another hamstring strain in subsequent seasons. Hamstring flexibility is one the common factors that are studied when trying…
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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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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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Shoulder Instability Quiz: Are You At Risk For Shoulder Dislocation?

    1.     Have you ever dislocated a shoulder? 2.     Have you played any overhead sports, such as tennis, baseball, or softball? 3.     Does your shoulder ever shift or clunk when reaching or lifting above your head? 4.     Does lying on back, making an L shape with your arm, and letting it rotate backwards cause…
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Just How Dangerous Is Sitting All Day?

  So you might ask, how dangerous is sitting all day? Before you read any further, please stand up. So how dangerous is sitting all day? Let’s do some math and makes some estimations. Let’s assume you sleep about eight hours a day. This leaves about 16 hours or 960 minutes for your daily activities….
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Flexibility Quiz: Is Flexibility Always a Good Thing?

  Ask yourself these 5 questions:   1.     Can you bend forward and place your hands flat on the floor without bending your knees? a.     Yes: 1 point b.     No: 0 points     2.     Can you hyperextend your elbow? Does your elbow go past straight? a.     Yes: both sides-2 points; one side only-1 point…
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