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. Finding the Proper Stretch: 5 Ways to Get a Proper Warm Up to Avoid Injury. Engaging in regular exercise is one of the keys to achieving optimal health and longevity, but unnecessary injuries can disrupt an exercise regimen or cause an individual to completely stop performing a certain type of exercise due to chronic discomfort. Although injuries cannot always be prevented, individuals can protect themselves by stretching and warming up the muscles before exercising. This process increases b...
Posted on 2019-11-30
Movement Vital Signs??? Most people think of heart rate or blood pressure when they think of vital signs. It is common to use numbers to quantify health and risk of disease. The American Heart Association encourages people to "know their numbers" referring to blood pressure, blood cholesterol, blood glucose, and weight. However, research is now showing the importance of moving properly for health. Let's take a look at some of the numbers you can use to quantify your movement health: they are ...
Posted on 2019-11-27
. Five Most Challenging Sports and Their Long-Term Impact on Our Bodies. Five sports that currently have a high ranking in terms of being among the most challenging include: boxing, competitive gymnastics, wrestling, competitive swimming, and ice hockey. These sports offer competitors the thrill of demonstrating their strength, skills, and agility, but they are also physically demanding and may lead to injuries that can have a long-term impact on the body. Let’s take a closer look at how...
Posted on 2019-10-31
Four Side Effects of Having TMJ and How to Avoid Them. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a sliding hinge that connects the jawbone to the skull. There is one joint on each side of the jaw. TMJ disorder is characterized by pain in the joint as well as the muscles that control jaw movements. Common causes of TMJ disorder include disk erosion, a jaw joint that becomes misaligned, damaged joint cartilage that is caused by arthritis, or an injury or other incident that results in joint damage. In...
Posted on 2019-09-30
How NOT to Treat Your Pulled Muscles at Home. A pulled muscle refers to a strained, twisted, or torn muscle or an injured tendon, the latter of which is a strong elastic-like tissue that connects muscles to bones. The symptoms of a pulled muscle include: swelling and bruising at the injury site, muscle weakness, the sudden onset of pain, soreness, reduced mobility, stiffness, and pain during movement. There are a number of beneficial home remedies such as the use of over-the-counter nonsteroid...
Posted on 2019-08-31
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