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Tips for raking leaves

Written by: Trisha West, DPT, LAT, Agnesian HealthCare Sports & Spine Center Whether you’re getting ready to head out onto the football field or raking all those leaves this fall, it’s important to remember three key things before starting to prevent injuries and be able to enjoy the fall. The first thing is to warm […]

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Five benefits of doing planks

Planking has become increasingly popular for core strengthening, and for good reason: it works – in large part because it engages multiple muscle groups simultaneously. What are some of the benefits you can expect from adding this exercise to your regular routine? A Toned Belly Planking will help build your deep inner core muscles that […]

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Bust that plateau

Have you been trying to lose weight but seem stuck on a plateau?  This happens to everyone who tries to lose weight at some point.  You feel stuck, and despite doing everything right or just as you have been, the weight isn’t coming off – this can last for days or even weeks. What causes […]

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Is there such a thing as ‘too much’ sleep?

Written by: Lindsay Dorn, REEGT, RPSGT, Agnesian Center for Sleep Disorders When it comes to sleep, can you have too much of a good thing? It’s true that a good night’s sleep is essential for health. Oversleeping has been linked to a host of medical concerns, including diabetes, heart disease and increased risk of death. […]

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