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Monday, July 10, 2017

Work Giving You A Headache?

Many people complain that their headaches start while at work. It is more than just coincidence that this phenomenon is, indeed, a staggering statistic when looking at what factors trigger headaches. If you are finding that you often get headaches while at work, consider the following triggers most commonly associated with headaches that originate in the workplace and what you can do to reduce or eliminate them...

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Is Vacuuming Hurting Your Back?

For those who dislike housework, is this the news we have all been waiting for? Vacuuming, or any activity that involves pushing and pulling, can indeed be bad for your back if you are not using proper body mechanics. Any repetitive movement that involves bending and twisting your spine places you at increased risk for a back injury...

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Sunday, July 09, 2017

Saving Your Body At Work

The Harvard Business Review reported in June of 2017 that the average worker in the United States spends 90 minutes traveling to and from work. Then, while at work, a vast majority of those people spend significant lengths of time in front of a computer screen. Undoubtedly, the amount of neck and head pain people experience is also on the rise, as our commuting and working habits push us toward worsening posture habits. To help reduce the strain our posture places on our shoulders, upper back, neck and head...

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Friday, July 07, 2017

As A Female Runner...

There are many concerns that women should consider when running. Sure - we could focus on technique, speed, or race strategy buuuut... let's chat about three things that most women don't tend to discuss as much...

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Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Can You Prevent A Concussion?

Concussion is a risk that is taken when we engage in any activity in which our head is at risk for either striking another object or being involved in a whiplash-type motion. Concussions regularly occur from events such as collisions in sports, motor vehicle accidents, and falls. While concussions are not fully preventable, there are things that we can do to minimize the risk and impact of a concussion...

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Swimming Made Easier

There are many misconceptions about swimming, but one of the greatest is the idea that there is no support when you are in the water. This idea stems because water is fluid. However, it is important to note that the hand acts as support for the body and that our body moves relative to the hand when swimming. It is much easier to move our body in relation to our hand than make our hand move our whole body...

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Monday, May 22, 2017

The Key To Trail Running

It is imperative that trail runners learn to quickly pull their foot off the ground and focus their training on agility. Because of the challenge of running on uneven terrain, trail runners have a higher risk of injury. The likelihood of twisting an ankle because of stepping on a rock, root or into a hole is very high, especially for an untrained trail runner...

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High school athletes who have been concussed are three times more likely to suffer another concussion in the same sports season. Why? Athletes are not taking the appropriate amount of time to recover fully following a concussion...

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Tuesday, May 02, 2017

What Makes A Headache A Migraine?

When asked, most people express having experienced a headache at some point in their lives. If you are someone who experiences head pain, how do you know what type of headache you have? There are over 150 types of headaches. One of the more common types of headache is called a migraine.

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Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Now Partnering with SportsBrain!

When you have a concussion, your symptoms include mental fogginess, impaired memory, inability to recall or remember words, and delayed reaction times. But through your recovery, how do you ever know if you are back to your “normal”?

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