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Is this Pain Really an Injury or Not?

4 Steps to Identify if you need to engage in a Formal Rehabilitation Protocol or just Rest

Runners are accustomed to a certain amount discomfort. Training can be hard and uncomfortable at times which is exactly why it’s so rewarding and addicting.

It can get a bit confusing when it comes to physical injuries and pain. Most runners have experienced that out of nowhere pain in a foot, knee or hip that had us wondering if we should really keep running.

Then just as suddenly as it appeared, it faded away. How about the all too common sentiment: “It takes me 2-3 miles just to feel warmed up from all my aches and pains.” Continue Reading →

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How to Self-Treat a Calf Strain/Pull

If you have ever suffered from a “pulled” or strained calf muscle, you know that running is difficult to near impossible and even walking can be an issue.

Calf injuries are common and occur in both competitive and recreational athletes of all kinds (such as runners, soccer players, basketball players, gymnasts, and dancers) and are frequently seen in weekend warriors as well as active individuals.

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How physical activity helps people battle addiction

The widespread “diseases of civilization,” such as changes in the lifestyle of a modern person, the presence of a large number of stress factors, and external pollution, prompts scientists to search for effective means of their prevention. One such remedy, recognized by WHO, is to increase the level of physical activity – a simple and affordable method to reduce the risk for many pathological conditions, including metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and diseases of the cardiovascular system. Continue Reading →

Calf Exercises For Toned And Strong Legs

Why should you work your calves?
Balance and correct proportions are staples of an attractive figure. You may have seen how people who tend to skip leg days have buffed upper body but thin and weak leg muscles. Such figures look disproportionately developed, and therefore a bit cartoonish and comic. And the same goes for separate parts of the body. So, if you want to have nice-looking toned legs, you need to perform calf exercises along with exercises that target your quads, hamstrings, and glutes, which are slightly more popular among fitness enthusiasts. Calf exercises will not only promote more balanced muscle development but also help you burn calories, improve your leg strength, and boost your calf flexibility. Continue Reading →

Outdoor Workouts for Any Weather

Picture this: you’re hiking a trail in the late summer with the sunshine on your face. You’re listening to the sounds in the trees around you while getting your heart rate pumping and feeling the bend of the stony path under your feet. Exercising in the great, green outdoors is a fantastic way to improve your body’s health and feel connected to the world around you simultaneously.
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