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Anyone who’s ever played a sport is familiar with the agony of defeat. But many athletes — whether they be weekend warriors or marathon masters — are also familiar with another kind of very real agony: the sports injury. During activities in which we move unpredictably at high speeds, collide with other human beings, leap, spin, and swing, the chance for something to go wrong […]

Fitness

You might think of spring training as something only professional athletes go through as winter gives way to kinder days. Yet, many of us embark on a spring training program every year as the realization comes that in just a few months we’ll no longer have sweaters and jackets to hide our pale and possibly paunchy bodies. Along with this realization often comes another: “I […]

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Even though yoga is over 4,000 years old, studies about how it improves health are still relatively new. The work that has been done in the field however, has shown that the practice can lower blood pressure, reduce stress, and increase muscle tone, strength and flexibility. It can also help reduce or eliminate chronic pain and let you get a better night’s sleep. While you […]

Monitor on an office desk

Our ability to stand upright is a crowning achievement of human evolution (along with opposable thumbs and the ability to make pizza). Yet as more and more of us find ourselves attached to a computer during the workday, our once-proud postures are turning into seated slumps. Here are 10 reasons why you might want to consider using a standing desk at work (if distinguishing yourself […]

Professional swimmer

When it comes to the best activities for overall fitness, swimming invariably floats to the top of the list. It’s an aerobic exercise without the jarring shock to the body that comes from jogging. It’s a strength-building exercise that uses the body’s natural motions, creating long lean muscles and functional strength, as opposed to the compact, movement-specific muscle gains achieved in weight lifting. And it’s […]

Woman with trainer at gym

You’ve invested in attractive workout clothes and a pricey a gym membership across town. You drive to the gym with every intention of clocking in a 30-minute jog on the treadmill. But after only 10 minutes, you’re huffing and puffing and you feel like your heart is about to explode. Dripping with sweat already, you slow to a walk and realize you’re starving and that […]

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