Health Tips

Sitting or Standing Desks: Which Is Better for Your Health?

Many offices provide desks for their employees, but they often require long sitting periods. While most don’t recognize that standing desks exist as an alternative, they are rising in popularity, bringing workers with them. As with all new replacements, the debate over which is better comes into question. This time, it’s for health, but the […]

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Common Larcosse Injuries, Treatment, and Prevention

Although lacrosse may not receive the same attention as other sports, the game involves running and body contact that can easily lead to injury. It’s important that lacrosse players know the risks so they can better protect themselves and properly treat injuries when they occur.   Common Lacrosse Injuries Ankle sprains Knee sprains (ACL or […]

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Getting Ready for Occupational Therapy

Whereas Physical Therapy focuses on strengthening the function of the human body, Occupational Therapy focuses on the individual’s ability to perform activities, or occupations, in daily life. As with any other, the first appointment for Occupational Therapy can be both exciting and anxiety inducing. However, knowing what to expect can reduce stress and leave patients […]

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What to Expect at Your First Physical Therapy Session

Physical Therapy is a common form of treatment for injured athletes. While some anticipate the first appointment, others might feel anxious and unprepared, which is natural. Injuries can be discouraging and can often feel like a setback, especially when an athlete has a goal or participates on a team. Knowing what to expect from Physical […]

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Common Overuse Injuries for Cross Country Runners

Running isn’t always good for your health. Cross country runners often find themselves facing serious injuries that can affect their ability to compete, as well as their overall well-being. Since running lacks the physical force that’s present in some sports, like football, the impact isn’t always evident. It’s important to be aware of potential injuries […]

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What Too Much Exercise Does to Your Health

Is there such a thing as exercising too much? If exercise is good for the body, why not keep increasing how much you do? You actually can exercise too much, and something that was once positive can negatively affect your health. Too much exercise can damage the heart, arteries, and cause your brain to become […]

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How to Hone Hand-Eye Coordination

Hand-eye coordination is a huge factor in many sports and can be a useful tool in any athlete’s arsenal. Several activities and exercises can help hone hand-eye coordination, such as playing catch, learning to juggle, and exercising the eyes. When someone hears “playing catch,” they generally think of two people throwing a ball back and […]

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Good VS Bad Muscle Soreness

Pain is not always a gain, and it can show up in many forms when you exercise. The most common type of good pain is the burning muscle pain that is experienced when you engage your muscles more than they are used to, such as when you run for a longer distance or lift a […]

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Sleep Is Good for Your Health

Loss of sleep is a common problem for many people. Sleep deprivation occurs when an individual gets less sleep than the needed amount to feel awake and alert. Lack of sleep can lead to excessive daytime sleepiness, emotional difficulties, poor job performance, obesity, and even a lowered perception of quality of life. Whether it be […]

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Stay in the Swing of Things, Avoid Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis, is a painful condition that occurs when tendons in the elbow are overloaded or overused, usually by repetitive motions of the wrist and arm. The extensor carpi radialis brevis muscle helps stabilize the wrist when the elbow is straight; overuse of this muscle weakens it, and microscopic tears […]

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