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Is It Pain or Muscle Soreness?

Is It Pain or Muscle Soreness?

When you’re staggering out of your first spin class with aching legs, the first thing crossing your mind is probably not “I wonder if this is exercise-related muscular soreness or pain?” But for safe, injury-free exercise, it’s important to be aware of the difference. Sore calves after a strenuous uphill hike is healthy and expected.
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Take a Load Off of Your Knees

Take a Load Off of Your Knees

A brand new study finds that shedding those extra pounds can take a load off of the knees.1 Excess weight puts a strain on the knees that can result in osteoarthritis and possibly the need for joint replacement. However, the research shows people who lost five percent or more of their weight over a four-year
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Smoking Has Long-Lasting Effects on DNA

Smoking Has Long-Lasting Effects on DNA

A new study finds that smoking cigarettes can leave a lasting imprint on DNA. This bad habit can alter more than 7,000 genes, which in turn can contribute to the development of smoking-related diseases, such as cancer, COPD, heart disease, and more. Cigarette smoking remains the leading preventable cause of death worldwide, accounting for nearly
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Exercise Training + Patient Education for Neck Pain

Exercise Training + Patient Education for Neck Pain

Exercise training and patient education are both common approaches for helping people with neck pain. Multiple studies have emerged to help find the most cost-effective path for patients. This often involves breaking common treatment ideas into their components and seeing if we can get the same results with less investment. A recent, randomized-controlled trial takes
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Best Exercises for Staying Healthy and Independent

Best Exercises for Staying Healthy and Independent

As we age, it is important to take part in physical activity to stay healthy and independent. There are so many benefits of exercising, from protecting us from diseases to boosting our mood. The National Institutes of Health recommends these four types of exercise to maximize those benefits.   Strength exercises – builds muscle, increases
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