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flexibility

Exercise, Fitness & Muscle
November 23, 2020

Exercises to keep your spine healthy

Sore back? Stiff shoulders? Painful hips? A lot of these complaints can be related to one thing: your spine. Learn how to keep your spine happy and healthy, and say good-bye to aches & pains.
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Exercise, Fitness & Muscle
October 22, 2018

Why you shouldn’t stretch before a workout

All your life you’ve probably heard that a good stretch before working out helps you reduce the risk of an injury. Warming up prepares your body for the demands of physical activity. It sends more oxygen and blood flow to your muscles and mentally prepares you for what's to come, in terms of concentration, motivation and coordination. These benefits are true, but stretching before your exercise session may not be all that good for you. Sometimes they may even weaken your muscles. Static stretching Static stretching involves stretching a muscle to the point of mild discomfort and holding that position…
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Exercise, Fitness & Muscle
May 9, 2017

Exercise like someone half your age

Think back to when you were in your teens or twenties. You were fit and flexible, and ready to take on any physical challenge. Now you’re a little older and your body isn’t quite as resilient and can’t share the same sentiment. The good news is that you can still exercise. In fact, regular exercise will give your body the boost it needs to stay strong and supple and help you get through normal daily activities. Try these quick wins and enjoy the benefits. Flexibility Your muscles, ligaments, and tendons weaken as you age. Cartilage, the connective tissue that cushions…
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Exercise, Fitness & MuscleFirst Aid, Accidents & Injuries
January 11, 2017

Why that workout shouldn’t wait till the weekend

A recent study suggests that training on weekends only (also known as being a 'weekend-warrior') can decrease your risk of death. Well, that's good news, right? Sure - if your only life goal is to 'not die too soon'. But, what if you want to stay healthy, live it up, enjoy pain-free movement? Then you need to read the full story. (more…)
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