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Fitness & Sports Health

How to stay active while working from home

Working from home has its obvious upsides: staying in your PJs, zero commute and maybe the occasional lunchtime nap. But it unfortunately has its downsides as well, one of the biggest being inactivity. For some of us, the physical activity we get while going to work and walking around is the majority of our movement …

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What is collagen and can it boost your fitness?

Collagen products have become widely popular recently, making it one of the trendiest supplements currently on the market. Global Market Reports noted that in 2018 alone, the Collagen Peptide Industry brought in around $2950 million in revenue and that number is expected to grow to $4150 million by 2025. There are many collagen products out …

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Do I really need to consult my doctor before starting a new diet or exercise program?

It happens to most of us as we age, unfortunately: it becomes easier to put on the pounds and much harder to take them off. As a family doctor whose favorite primary care topics are fitness, nutrition and preventive medicine, I often hear about this issue from my patients. The discovery always seems to come …

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Why it’s time to redefine how we think about exercise

Have you ever wished you loved working out as much as you love eating? I know I have. For years, we’ve heard over and over about all the benefits of purposeful physical activity, including prolonging your lifespan and lowering your risk of chronic disease. But why is that not enough to get us motivated? The …

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Injury prevention: It’s all in the warm-up

How can I possibly prevent a multitude of potential injuries in a short amount of time? Let’s face it, in today’s world we are lucky if we have enough time to fit in exercise, let alone an injury prevention program. However, there are some basic things you can do to help keep your body functioning …

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Shin splints: Treatment and prevention tips you need to know

Have you ever wondered why your shins were throbbing after running or catching a pickup basketball game with your friends? Typically, this displeasure is called “shin splints,” but a doctor may refer to shin splints as “medial tibial stress syndrome”. What Are Shin Splints? Shin splints is a pain that occurs below the knee at the …

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What the color of your urine says about your hydration

We all know how important it is to stay hydrated, especially when exercising and especially in the heat. But how do you know if you’re really drinking enough water in proportion to your size and activity level? That’s where the “Pee Chart” comes in. New University of Texas head football coach Tom Herman created the …

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An hour of running could add 7 hours to your life

As a marathoner, recent news about the health benefits of running grabbed my attention: for every hour you pound the pavement, you add an extra seven hours to your life, according to new research. Running has been widely studied for its impact on health, but the new findings dig deeper into how the activity may …

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