Health Tips

Strength Training to Prevent Shin Splints

Medial tibial stress syndrome, more commonly known as shin splints, is a common annoyance for beginning and even the most experienced runners. The tibia absorbs a lot of impact when running, which is why it is particularly prone to injuries. Each time your foot hits the ground, the force travels up your tibia, putting stress […]

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Skin Infection Prevention Strategies for Wrestlers

Serious skin infections such as Methicillin-Resistant Staph Aureus affect more and more high school athletes, especially wrestlers, each year. They are particularly more susceptible to infections because of the constant skin-on-skin contact. Every tackle and throw puts the athlete at risk. Other common infections in wrestling include Ringworm and Herpes Gladiatorum. Early diagnoses and prevention […]

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Stretches to Increase a Swimmer’s Flexibility

Increasing flexibility is an important component of a swimmer’s training regime. A wide range of motion is needed for swimmers to achieve optimal power and speed. Flexibility is often overlooked in swimming, but it is an important step to prevent injuries. Focusing on areas such as the shoulders and hips keeps you in the water […]

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How to Prevent Achilles Tendinitis

Achilles tendinitis is one of the most common overuse injuries in athletes. The Achilles tendon consists of a band of tissue that connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. This tissue is used to walk, run, jump, or push up on your toes. Tendinitis often occurs in the lower limbs, and athletes such as […]

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Common Basketball Injuries and Prevention

      With any sport, we run the risk of injury when playing, and basketball is no exception. Basketball is a fast-paced game that utilizes most, if not all, muscle groups, especially in the lower extremities. While our bones are strong, sometimes overuse to these areas can lead to injuries. Common injuries associated with […]

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Desk-ercize to Relieve Pain and Stress

When people think of a work-related injury, they imagine it happens in a factory setting or on a construction site, but in reality, injuries can happen in all types of industries. While certain jobs can be more tasking on the body, simple things such as sitting in an office chair for 40 hours a week […]

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How to Prevent Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a bone disease that causes bones to weaken to the point that even simple activities, such as coughing, can cause a fracture. While this condition affects men and women of all races, it is more common in older white and Asian women who are past the menopause stage. A number of factors can […]

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Stretches to Help Volleyball Performance

Stretching is an important part of keeping athletes healthy and limber, no matter the sport. Without it muscles become tight, and that leads to injury or poor performance. Increasing flexibility prevents these conditions. In volleyball, quick movements are required to react to the ball. Players must utilize muscles from the upper legs and hips, calves, […]

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Preventing and Treating Pain Caused by Your Computer

For most people who work nine-to-five jobs, sitting in front of a computer for eight hours a day is normal. It’s the 21st century, and everything we do involves some sort of screen. Whether you’re a person who works on the computer or uses their phone for work, some pain or soreness in your joints or […]

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How to Prevent Rotator Cuff Injuries for Overhead Athletes

One of the most common injuries for overhead athletes involves the rotator cuff. The rotator cuff is made up of four muscles all originating on the scapula (shoulder blade) and attaching on the humerus (upper arm). These muscles help stabilize the shoulder during movement. It’s important to locate the problem early to prevent overexertion and […]

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