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Pump Up the Jams! It’s Science.

Earbuds seem ubiquitous in gyms and parks. The mood-lifting role of music in our lives is inarguable, but an interesting question remains. Does the music serve as only entertainment, or is music a performance enhancer? Science says . . . music actually enhances your workouts

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Pump Up the Jams! It’s Science.

Earbuds seem ubiquitous in gyms and parks. The mood-lifting role of music in our lives is inarguable, but an interesting question remains. Does the music serve as only entertainment, or is music a performance enhancer? Science says . . . music actually enhances your workouts

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Gardening: Yes, It’s That Good

As advocates for health, wellness, and injury prevention, we routinely promote exercise such as running, swimming, bicycling, weightlifting, competitive sports, etc. What matters is finding the activities that boost your heart rate for a sustained amount of time, challenge your muscles, and – most importantly – keep you interested and engaged. So what about gardening?

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Plantar Fasciosis (Heel Pain) – What Works Best?

Historically, this diagnosis has been called plantar fasciitis. The “itis” in that word means inflammation. However, histopathologic studies now show us that inflammation is not a part of the condition we have traditionally labelled plantar fasciitis.

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Weight Loss: Aerobics Versus Resistance Training

Weight loss is a common fitness goal, and it can be highly beneficial for managing many orthopedic and metabolic conditions. With this is mind, a debate has raged for decades over the most efficient category of exercise for achieving weight loss: aerobic exercise versus resistance training.

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Gamify Your Fitness and Weight Management Routine

A study published recently in the Journal of the American Medical Association adds to the mounting research showing how gamification gets people more involved with their fitness and rehab routines.(1) What’s more, researchers compared different types of gamification and found one to be the obvious winner.

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Document Holders: Do They Really Help?

Many people prefer having devices that hold pages upright near their computers. At first glance, they appear to improve the ergonomics of computer workstations, which can reduce fatigue, improve productivity, and prevent repetitive stress disorders leading to neck and shoulder pain

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Inactivity More Deadly than Obesity

Did you know that twice as many premature deaths occur due to lack of activity compared to the premature deaths attributed to obesity? The good news is that even a little exercise goes a long way.

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What is Postural Balance, and the Role of Pilates

Would you like to improve your balance? Did you know balance may come in two parts or how to train in a way that improves balance? A new systematic review and meta-analysis concludes that Pilates has high practical effects on improving postural balance, even among healthy older adults

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Running Still Does Not Cause Arthritis

It is a popular belief that the wear and tear of running spurs osteoarthritis of the knees and other joints. In 2013, we reported how the National Runners Health Study followed nearly 90,000 runners and found that running did not increase the rates of osteoarthritis.(1) In fact, compared to walkers, runners had half the risk of osteoarthritis.

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Exercise for Diabetes . . . But Wait

Some experts define physical activity as any movement that increases energy use while reserving the term exercise for planned, structured physical activity.(1) Regular exercise is thought to prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes.(2) In active Type 2 diabetes, exercise improves blood glucose control, reduces cardiovascular risk, contributes to weight loss, and improves well-being

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Advanced Physiotherapy Launches Telehealth Rehab

Are you ready for telehealth physiotherapy? People have been researching telehealth for years, including using it to extend physiotherapy practices. In our case, telehealth will involve paid, professional, one-to-one consultation delivered over the phone or by videoconferencing.

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Muscular strength as a strong predictor of mortality, not just in the elderly

There is a plethora of evidence regarding the need for muscular mass and strength in the elderly population, to combat sarcopenia and reduced functional capacity1. With this in mind researchers are looking into the effect of muscle mass and strength on other chronic disease conditions. They are also trying to elucidate the protective physiology muscular strength and mass.

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