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Exercise-Associated Heat Cramps

Tis the season for all sorts of athletes to get cramps when exercising. Whether you play football, tennis, run or bike, exercise-associated heat cramps (EAHC) can be quite painful and debilitating. As an athletic trainer, I am often called out on the field during a football game to stretch out a calf. Athletes are usually [...]

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Self-care for helpers: caring for yourself so you can care for others

You became a teacher, nurse, therapist or other helping professional because you want to make a difference; because you enjoy caring for others; because you have gifts that allow you to do things that are important to others. It is that passion that makes you a great professional – the same passion that can also [...]

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Realistic versus reality to be a big loser…

Have you seen the biggest loser or are you a fan of the show? Well, I am not a fan…why you ask? It is reality TV, not real life and most people reality. Think about it…the contestants are taken to a ranch and have nothing to do but work out and eat the healthy food [...]

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12 quick exercises for a home workout

The beauty of these exercises is that you can do them at home with body weight, gravity, and a few simple resistance items like free weights and a resistance band. To improve muscle tone and strength, exercises should be done to fatigue to overload the muscle with excellent technique and form. Don’t worry so much [...]

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Resistance tube exercises for a quick home resistance workout

The beauty of these exercises is that you can do them at home with body weight, gravity and a resistance tube. To improve muscle tone and strength, exercises should be done to fatigue to overload the muscle with excellent technique and form. Don’t worry so much about the number of reps, think about the mind [...]

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What breast feeding moms should know about weight loss

While there are many things moms wish they had known about breastfeeding, one of the most common concerns relates to frustration at not losing all their pregnancy weight. Not eating enough calories is the biggest barrier to weight loss success during breastfeeding. Many times moms incorrectly believe that cutting calories is the key to weight [...]

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Body weight exercises for a quick home resistance workout

The beauty of these exercises is that you can do them at home with body weight, gravity, a step and a set of free weights. To improve muscle tone and strength, exercises should be done to fatigue to overload the muscle with excellent technique and form. Don’t worry so much about the number of reps, [...]

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Exercise for osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a bone disease that is characterized by low bone mass and the deterioration of the structure of bone tissue. This results in fragile bones and increased risk of fracture. Osteoporosis also affects the posture, balance and breathing in by changing the center of gravity in later stages. It is a disease that affects [...]

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Changing your attitude to loose that spare tire

Are you carrying around a few extra pounds and not sure how to get rid of it? Have you tried every fad diet, bizarre food combination or late night TV gadget that promises weight loss? Well, you must face this fact – no matter what late night TV fitness guru preaches – gimmicks do not [...]

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How to recover after a tough workout

What do you do when your muscles are really sore after a hard workout? Please don’t tell me you lay in bed! What you should be doing to recover from a hard workout or training session is called regeneration. Regeneration allows you to “recharge” your batteries. The stress from exercise is good, but not allowing your [...]

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