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Fitness & Sports Health

How exercise can improve your blood pressure

If you have it, this article concerns your least favorite subject. The ever-looming elephant in many of our rooms—high blood pressure. The medical condition known as high blood pressure (HBP), or hypertension, is simply when the long-term force of blood against one’s artery walls is consistently too high. Commonly referred to as the silent killer, …

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4 ways to prevent meniscus tears in your knees

As a sports surgeon, meniscal injuries are one of the most common reasons people come to see me. The meniscus is a cartilage cushion layer that acts as an important shock absorber in the knee. This is crucial for the protection of the cartilage in the knee joint. Meniscus injuries are common and lead to …

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Keeping knee ligaments in line: 4 ways to strengthen your knees and avoid injury

The most common knee injuries orthopedic specialists see in many types of sports are ligament sprains, ligament tears, meniscus tears, dislocations and fractures. These types of injuries typically occur in younger athletes as a result of sports-related contact, falls, twisting or pivoting motions. However, these injuries can also occur in non-athletes—also often as a result …

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Gym safety: How to exercise safely during COVID-19

Exercise for each and every one of us is important — and exercise during the COVID-19 pandemic is equally, if not more, important. No matter what type of exercise is right for you, it’s a way to not only keep your body moving, but also give your mind a break for the sake of your mental health.  The caveat? …

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How to exercise for heart health at home

In the era of COVID-19, many people face new challenges in remaining active. It is well known that exercise and an active lifestyle greatly reduces risk factors for and risk of developing cardiovascular disease, the No. 1 cause of death in the US. However, many traditional methods of exercise are now inaccessible (gyms, sporting groups, cardiac rehabilitations, etc.).  …

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Is exercise the key to happiness? The movement-mood connection

Picture this: you are helping a friend move. You spend the day bending at the knees and picking up boxes and furniture. Stairs may be involved, and you are in utter disbelief by the amount of things your friend owns. By the end of the day, you have easily surpassed the 10,000-step mark, and you …

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30 minute at-home bodyweight workout routine

If you’re working from home, you may find yourself sitting more often than you’re used to. Now is the perfect time for bodyweight exercises to have a spotlight moment in your life. The great news is that an amazing and challenging workout at home is possible with no equipment at all! My personal favorites and …

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9 self-massage exercises to relieve work-from-home stiffness

Working from home certainly has its perks but it can also come with a few drawbacks, like poor posture, muscle pain and increased stress. Fortunately, these are all things that a little massage therapy can successfully address.  The following self-massage techniques can be performed at home to enhance your physical and mental well-being. The only …

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Move better while walking or running in your neighborhood

Have you found yourself running or walking regularly for the first time in a while? Running through your neighborhood streets is an easy and efficient form of exercise and a good way to get some fresh air. There are numerous physical and mental benefits to exercise and sometimes, it’s just fun to see your neighbors spending …

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