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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3 Common Lifting Mistakes To Avoid

  Low back pain is about as common as a cold. Nearly everyone will have one at some point in their life1. No program or training has been proven to completely remove the risk of back pain, but I want to give you some tools to help you keep your back as healthy as possible,…
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Does Preventive Ankle Taping Actually Help?

  Ankle sprains are very common sporting injuries(1). So one might think, “Let’s just get our ankles taped to prevent an injury.”  Not so fast. Recent research has shown that taping or bracing an ankle has a significant impact on the knee on the same side(2). Taping an ankle often limits the amount of ankle movement…
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How to Avoid or Treat a Minor Injury

  Fall is an amazing time of the year –– school starts back up again and the weather starts to cool down. Autumn here Mankato is arguably the best time of the year from the changing colors of leaves to enjoying the outdoors. With all of the great reasons to be outside, people will likely…
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Protect Children’s Elbows With These 4 Tips

  Protect Children’s Elbows with some simple tips. Kids love to swing. When a child is holding hands between two adults, it is very tempting to grab the child’s hand or wrist and give them a swing. Although this can be fun, it can also be dangerous, leading to dislocation of the elbow or shoulder….
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Improving Balance with Exercise

  Every day, we partake in activities throughout our daily routines that require good balance. Things like walking up and down stairs, standing on our tiptoes while reaching up to a shelf, or even just crossing the street –– all require good balance. Most of us probably don’t think much about improving balance and take…
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3 Ways to Help Break a Bad Habit

  We all have one bad habit (okay maybe we have more than one)… Some of us bite our nails, some of us spend too much time on our phones, some of us crack open the fridge for a late night snack. Everyone has a bad habit or two, we’re human! Now, how many of…
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Neck Pain and the Power of Posture: 5 Great Tips

  Neck pain, headaches, migraines, upper back pain, and numbness down the arm could all have a common link: your posture.   The joints of the neck can refer pain to different areas of the body, from the head, down to the middle back1. The cervical spine is made up of seven vertebrae that all…
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9 Foods That Boost Fat Burning

While there’s technically no food, or pill, or magic dance out there that can literally “burn fat” while you eat… there ARE smart choices you can make to help your metabolism perform at it’s best and help your body boost it’s fat burning potential. According to the USDA’s recent research, Americans’ snacking habits consist of…
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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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