Author Archives: Virgínia Helena

Remain positive: Win the recovery battle with the help of positive thoughts

Have you heard of or read Norman Vincent Peale’s ‘The Power of Positive Thinking’ (1952)? This self-improvement classic has inspired countless people over the years in a variety of fields. While Peale is often criticised for the religious overtones of … Continue reading

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6 crucial ways to lower your stroke risk

A stroke can turn your world upside down. When you have a stroke, your brain is suddenly hit by an interruption in its blood supply. One could end up being crippled, a lifelong invalid or even dead. So how can … Continue reading

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Assistive Device: Walkers

There are three major categories of ambulatory assistive devices: canes, crutches, and walkers. This post is the last of the series, and we will talk about walkers. Visit our previous posts about canes and crutches. Assistive devices are prescribed for a … Continue reading

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Assistive Devices: Crutches

There are three major categories of ambulatory assistive devices: canes, crutches, and walkers. In this post, we will talk about crutches. Stay tuned for the next post about  walkers, and visit our previous post about canes. Assistive devices are prescribed for … Continue reading

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Assistive Devices: Canes

There are three major categories of ambulatory assistive devices: canes, crutches, and walkers. In this post, we will talk only about canes. Stay tuned for the next posts about crutches and walkers. Assistive devices are prescribed for a variety of reasons, … Continue reading

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Is warming up and cooling down a waste of time?

You must have seen athletes warming up before their competitions. Why do they do it? Well, it has multiple benefits. If you have ever struggled with muscle soreness after exercise, maybe it was because you skipped the warm-up. The warm-up … Continue reading

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Better rehabilitation starts in the mind

If you’re in rehabilitation, you probably had a major surgery, an accident which knocked you out of action for some time, or you’re suffering from overuse injuries. Or you may be trying to get back to active sports from a … Continue reading

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Guide to exercise equipment: Part 2

The pitfalls of buying “infomercial” exercise equipment The desire to get physically fit sometimes drives people towards impulsive, silly and expensive purchasing decisions. Unfortunately, the fitness industry is rife with gimmicks that not only fail to produce the claimed results, … Continue reading

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Guide to exercise equipment

Everyone wants to get into great shape, but it feels like only a select few actually achieve their fitness goals while exercising at home. One reason may be the difficulty people experience when selecting and using exercise equipment. Thanks to … Continue reading

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7 fitness blunders – and how to avoid them

Even if you don’t have a perfect body, you need to be healthy enough that you can live and move with ease and efficiency. But the path to fitness is littered with obstacles. Read on to find out some of … Continue reading

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