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Fitness & Sports Health

4 common injuries in female athletes and how to prevent them

Staying active means staying healthy. It’s frustrating when pain or injury slows us down. Adding some simple strengthening exercises to your routine can prevent many common causes of knee and hip pain. Here’s what you need to know. Why injuries happen in female athletes Most of the activity we do—walking, running, stair climbing and even …

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Mindful movement: How to incorporate more joyful exercise in your life

In the busyness of life, finding time to prioritize movement and self-care can be a challenge. And when we do find the time, hitting the gym or going for a run often feels like the last thing we want to do. Mindful movement, however, can help you reap all the benefits of exercise—both physical and …

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How to start exercising: A beginner’s guide to working out

We all know the benefits associated with regular physical activity—lower blood pressure, lower risk of chronic disease, better mood, to name a few—yet many of us struggle to find the motivation to fit exercise into our daily routine. For many, it’s simply a matter of not knowing where to start. It can be overwhelming choosing …

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Exercise guidelines for cancer patients and survivors

It’s a well-known fact that regular exercise has several health benefits regardless of age, shape, size, ethnicity or co-morbidities. According to the US Health and Human Services, about $117 billion in annual healthcare costs and about 10% of premature mortality are associated with inadequate physical activity. But did you know exercise can actually help you …

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4 myths about lifting weights for women

There are loads of misconceptions that make women wary about lifting weights. But whether you call it weight training, resistance training or strength training, the facts are the same: working out with weights can help you get leaner, stronger and maintain bone density as you age—and there’s more. Recent studies, highlighted by 2019 research published …

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Exercise: The key to healthy aging in older adults

Regular exercise benefits us all—and the older we get, the more important it is to keep moving. The good news: it’s never too late to start. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, regular exercise can help you maintain the ability to live independently, reduce the risks of falls and fractures, and prevent …

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Marathon running tips to prep you for the big race

Preparing for a marathon requires as much strategy and dedication as the race itself. It takes a special commitment to train, exercise, and mentally prepare for the 26.2-mile race. We’re here with some tips and information to get you geared up for your big race. Talk about training A quick Google search can provide weekly …

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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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