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How to Exercise Safely When It’s Cold Outside

How to Exercise Safely When It’s Cold Outside

Plunging temperatures do not necessarily mean that one has to abandon their exercise routine. With proper precautions, one can still exercise safely outside in the winter. Below are some tips to keep in mind when exercising in colder weather. Check the weather before you go out. Knowing what to expect will help you prepare. The
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Tips for Sticking with Physical Therapy “Homework”

Tips for Sticking with Physical Therapy “Homework”

Most physical therapy and rehabilitation programs have patients do exercises at home as part of the regimen. In many ways, take-home exercise is just as important as the work done in the clinic. However, research shows that as little as 35% of patients adhere to these exercises. It’s important to stay on top of at-home
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Identifying and Dealing with Shin Splints

Identifying and Dealing with Shin Splints

Shin splints refer to lower leg pain that occurs below the knee. It can occur either outside or inside that part of the leg. This pain often springs up in runners, athletes, and dancers. It is often the result of doing too much too quickly when adopting a new training regimen, but it could also
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Exercises to Help Prevent Falls in Older Adults

Exercises to Help Prevent Falls in Older Adults

Falls are the leading cause of injury in older adults. Falls result in more than 2.8 million injuries each year. Quite a few of these will require some sort of rehabilitation to heal properly. One reason falls become more prevalent in older adults is that our bodies tend to lose muscle as we age. We
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Review Finds Exercise is Great for Preventing Low Back Pain

Review Finds Exercise is Great for Preventing Low Back Pain

Low back pain is a leading cause of disability worldwide. Almost 8 in 10 U.S. citizens will experience back problems at some point in their lifetimes. Since this is a major medical issue, much research has gone into it. A recent study reviewed the previous research. It confirms that exercise may prevent low back pain
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