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Suffering from Chronic Inflammation? These 3 Exercises Just Might Help

Suffering from Chronic Inflammation? These 3 Exercises Just Might Help When the body sustains an injury, it reacts by initiating an inflammatory process to increase nutrients to the injured area and promote healing. This process is marked by redness, warmth, and swelling in the area. This is an important part of recovering the health of …

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The Best Ways to Recover from a Painful Running Injury

The Best Ways to Recover from a Painful Running Injury We can all agree that runners make the healthiest group of injured people. Unfortunately, even with a perfect form, injuries are unavoidable and are always undesirable side effects of exercise. It should nonetheless stress you less given that you can get back to form by simply observing …

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A Beginner’s Guide to Sleeping with Lower Back Pain

A Beginner’s Guide to Sleeping with Lower Back Pain Over the course of the past several days, the invigorating experience of a good night’s sleep has escaped your grasp, interrupted by the reemergence of your chronic lower back pain. And no matter how you’ve tossed and turned, trying to get positioned comfortably upon your worn …

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A Beginner’s Guide to Preventing and Correcting Forward Head Posture

A Beginner’s Guide to Preventing and Correcting Forward Head Posture Another busy workday at the office is drawing to a close. You’ve spent the past 3 hours hunched over in front of your desk, leaning in and squinting intently at figures on your computer screen. As you get up from your chair, a sharp pain …

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5 Exercises to Restore Your Muscles After a Hard Run

5 Exercises to Restore Your Muscles After a Hard Run Proper muscle recovery is essential to prevent running injuries and to help facilitate the healing and building of your muscles. Stronger muscles are built via small tears created during exercise. During the rest and recovery period following a run, your body is working hard to repair …

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5 Essential Strength Training Exercises for Proper Running Form

5 Essential Strength Training Exercises for Proper Running Form Strength training is an important aspect to include in your regular workout routine. As a runner, many believe the more running the better. However, regular strength training is significant in injury prevention. Balance is key. Strengthening the muscles involved in running can support joints prone to injury …

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The 5 Best Exercises for bad Knees

The 5 Best Exercises for bad Knees Running places a lot of stress on the knee joints. Many running injuries, such as ‘runner’s knee,’ specifically involve the knee joint. Many may further experience arthritis in the knee over time causing pain. It is, thus, of utmost importance to ensure proper strengthening around the knee. Strengthening exercises …

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3 Exercises to Help you Achieve (Near) Perfect Running Form

3 Exercises to Help you Achieve (Near) Perfect Running Form Good running form helps prevent injuries from occurring. The body is made a certain way. Good posture often refers to the sitting or standing form where the muscles, tendons, and ligaments are under the least amount of strain. The same thing goes for running form. Improper …

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The Best Way to Prevent Painful Shin Splints Before They Start

The Best Way to Prevent Painful Shin Splints Before They Start (Hint: It Could Be Your Running Form) Shin splints oftentimes sideline even many seasoned runners and can be among the most nagging of running injuries.  Also, medically-classified as “tibial stress syndrome”, an athlete’s running form is one key mechanics indicator to predict their susceptibility …

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How to Improve your Running form to Avoid Injury

How to Improve your Running form to Avoid Injury Instead of concentrating on the mind-boggling and exhausting technicalities to avoid running injuries & improve running form, adhere to these basic, actionable, and, easy-to-implement running tricks. Not only will improving your running form drastically cut your risk of running injuries, however, you’ll likewise enjoy it progressively and …

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7 Effective Stretches to Relieve Tight Hamstrings and Prevent Running Injuries

7 Effective Stretches to Relieve Tight Hamstrings and Prevent Running Injuries Tight hamstrings can be a major contributor to several different types of pain or orthopedic injury. Running injuries, back pain, hip pain, and knee pain can all be stemmed from short and tight hamstrings. Use these 7 effective stretches to relieve tight hamstrings to …

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Gait Retraining: 4 red Flags to Look out for in Your Running Form

Gait Retraining: 4 red Flags to Look out for in Your Running Form Contributed Piece By: Dr. Rebecca Shultz, PhD in Biomechanics Gait training is the clinical term for learning to walk or run. Gait retraining then is learning to walk or run again. This relearning may need to occur after an injury and after an …

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5 Running Form Techniques Every Runner Should Know

5 Running Form Techniques Every Runner Should Know Informal poll: how often do you spend time thinking about your running form? For the most of us, our guess is “not often, if at all”. There’s something intimidating about running form that makes it seem like it’s only relevant for professional or elite runners. But, running form …

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Safety Tips for Running in Hot Weather [Infographic]

Safety Tips for Running in Hot Weather [Infographic] As we head into the height of the summer season, it’s hard to not enjoy the extended daylight hours, warmer weather, and our sun-kissed complexions. But as runners, summer training can be a real challenge, and not to mention dangerous. With the temperature on the rise, it’s time …

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How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep with Lower Back Pain

How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep with Lower Back Pain The right sleeping position, mattress, posture, and activity level can all help you get a good night’s sleep, even with lower back pain. Developing healthy habits throughout the day and at bedtime can create the optimal conditions for proper rest. Page Contents Healthy Habits …

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5 Common Myths About Back Pain

5 Common Myths About Back Pain Back pain comes in many forms. It can be chronic, from a recent injury, due to illness, or from bad posture. Back pain can be referred to from other systems of the body, or it can be related to nerve damage. Regardless of the source, many people are plagued …

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