Category Archives: Exercise & Injury Prevention

3 Powerful Steps to Improve Your Range of Motion

It happens so slowly you don’t always notice it: as you age, your range of motion has a natural tendency to decrease. You may see that you have a harder time reaching behind you, for instance, to get your glasses off the counter. Or, when you drop something, simply bending over to pick it up isn’t as easy as it used to be.

As you get up there in years, you find that you can’t get down there quite as easily as you could when you were younger!
While that’s the bad news, the good news is this: it’s not inevitable. A combination of targeted physical activities and dietary changes can stave off stiffness and improve your active range of motion.

7 Joint Tips for the Lifelong Athlete

Joint discomfort impacts millions of people in the United States and abroad.  Chronic joint stiffness and achiness can become debilitating, particularly when it results in fatigue, weakness, and lack of range of motion.

For the lifelong athlete, lack of movement translates to a lack of play, fun, and wellbeing.

Aging is an inevitable process, but there are strategies and daily habits that can help you manage and support your joints and the quality of life you want.

Everyone is different, so try to see which tips and combinations offer you the best results. 

Heat vs. Ice for Joint Care

 

Heat and ice packs are common recommendations for joint injury, but which is better and why? What is it about these two seemingly forms of therapy that can help joints move and feel better? 

If you want to know whether you should ice that sore knee or put a heat pack on it, this post can help you decide.

15 Snacks to Keep You Fueled During Your Workout

Everyone’s requirements are different, based on their own physiology, goals, and the activities that they include in their workout. But, there are a few consistent themes in which snacks work best to keep you fueled and energetic during your activities.   When to Eat Your Pre-Workout Snack Nutritionists recommend having your snack 45 minutes to […]

5 Common Golf Injuries

Effective swings in golf require strong effort. The explosive nature of the move can be a great deal of stress on your body, particularly your joints. Because of this, most professional golfers deal with some sort of golf-related injury eventually. However, golf injuries are not limited to the pros; casual golfers get injured, too. Let’s […]

Structuring Your Workouts: Exercise Order & Type

The common wisdom is that you need at least thirty minutes of physical activity a day at least five days a week. But, there are many different types of exercises that can be incorporated into a workout. Understanding which to choose and what sequence is most beneficial can help you get the most out of […]

Joint Knowledge: Ankle Sprains

Sprained ankles can happen when you twist or turn your ankle in an awkward or unusual way. This can force the tissue that holds your ankle together beyond its natural range of motion and stretch or tear the ligaments. Common Causes of Ankle Sprains When you have an active lifestyle, there are often risks of issues […]

What is Zone 2 Training?

The older we get, the more important our cardiovascular health. When it comes to aerobic training, how you exercise is just as important as how often you exercise. The heart rate zone model is a popular approach to monitoring your endurance training. There are five heart rate zones ranging from 1 being low intensity to […]

Structuring Your Workouts: Reps, Sets, and Rest

After you’ve chosen the exercises your workout will contain, the next step is choosing how many reps and how many sets your workout will include. One of the most important factors in choosing is identifying what your goals are. Structuring Your Workout for Strength Your first reps are the ones that are the ones building […]

Joint Knowledge: Shoulder Impingement

The human shoulder is perhaps one of the most fascinating joints in the body. This joint has a simplistic structure where bones are concerned, a complex setup of soft tissues, and the most range of motion out of all joints. The shoulder can develop a series of problems, however, and shoulder impingement happens to be […]

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