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5 Lifestyle Changes for Mental Health and Wellness

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5 Lifestyle Changes for Mental Health and Wellness Self-care is something that most Americans tend to neglect, thinking it means indulging in expensive clothing, taking time away from family, or spending hours primping before the day even begins. But nothing could be further from the truth. The reality is that self-care, which is paramount to …

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The Best Walking Shoes for the Elderly and Arthritic Feet

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The Best Walking Shoes for Elderly and Those with More Experience at Life The importance of walking shoes in regards to staying active is often underestimated. A good pair of shoes can be the difference between getting up and moving or remaining stationary and sedentary simply on the comfort and functionality of the shoes. A …

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The Best Whole Body Vibration Machines

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The Whole Body Vibration Machine: What Is It? The whole body vibration machine was designed originally for athletes to enhance the effectiveness of their athletic sessions. Vibration machines could be used in a fitness center while performing physical activities such as press up and squatting. The machine typically oscillates in a horizontal plane at an …

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The Best Elbow Brace for UCL Sprains and Tears in Overhead Athletes

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The Best Elbow Brace for UCL Injuries in Overhead Athletes One of the most common injuries in overhead athletes is to the Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL).  The UCL is on the inside of the elbow and helps stabilizethe elbow, particularly during activities with our arms above our head and away from our bodies (i.e throwing). …

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Bosu Ball Exercises: The Best Exercises to Improve Strength and Balance

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The Best Bosu Ball Exercises To Improve Strength and Balance What is a Bosu Ball? If you’ve seen someone using what looks like a large swiss ball cut in half and thought “What is that,” this a Bosu Ball. Bosu stands for “both sides up,” meaning that you can use either the blue squishy side …

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The Best Hip and Glute Strengthening Exercises To Make You Stronger, Faster, and Prevent Injuries

Glute strengthening exercises are extremely popular and can be found all over the internet. You may want to strengthen your glutes for aesthetic reasons like toning for bikini season, for injury prevention such as reducing your risk for an ACL injury, or simply to perform better in activities such as hiking, jumping, or running. One …

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The 5 Best Mini Band Sets for Stronger Legs, Hips, and Glutes

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The importance of hip and glute strength is often understated. Weakness the hip abductors and external rotators is considered a risk factor for several running-related injuries, including Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) (1) and Iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS) (2). Female athletes who experienced a lower extremity injury were more likely to have decreased hip strength as …

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Why The Lateral Step Down is one of the Best Strengthening Exercises for Knee Pain

The Lateral Step Down is one of the Best Strengthening Exercises for Knee Pain The prevalence of knee pain is extremely common in the United States, affecting nearly 25% of people at any given time (1). Knee pain limit a person’s ability to work and earn income for their family. There are many different causes …

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