Category Archives: Advice

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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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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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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Carbohydrate myths

When it comes to weight control, carbohydrates get a bad rap. In the past, fats were the bad boy, driven mostly by misinformation. However, the truth is in finding the right dietary balance; not indiscriminately excluding a key macronutrient. The … Continue reading

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Repetitive Motion Injury

What is a repetitive motion injury (repetitive stress injury)? Repetitive motion injuries, also called repetitive stress injuries, are temporary or permanent injuries to muscles, nerves, ligaments, and tendons caused by performing the same motion over and over again. A common … Continue reading

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Arthritis

Arthritis and other rheumatic diseases are characterized by pain, swelling, and limited movement in joints and connective tissues in the body. According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), nearly 50 million people in the U.S. have some … Continue reading

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6 common myths about physical therapy (physiotherapy)

Physical Therapy or Physiotherapy is a specialised and useful mode of treatment, which helps recovery from neuromuscular injuries and joint conditions, among other health problems and complaints. Some people think of physical therapists as either drill sergeants or glorified exercise … Continue reading

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When exercise results are slow…

Is it time to pull the plug on physical fitness and go back to your past bad habits? Absolutely not! Regular physical movement is vital for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. However, realize that training smart is just as important as training hard. … Continue reading

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How to find the Motivation to Exercise

You have heard the expression “where there’s a will there’s a way.” This applies to exercise as it does to everything else. It is not easy to get out of bed early in the morning or head for the gym … Continue reading

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How to start a Walking Program

Whether you are an athlete in the prime of life, an elderly person or someone recuperating from an illness, walking is one form of exercise that nearly everyone can, and should, participate in. All you need is a comfortable pair … Continue reading

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