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How Exercise Can Help Banish the Winter Blues

Feeling down during the long dark winter months is more common than most people think. According to studies on both sides of the Atlantic, between 3% and 5% of people suffer from acute ‘Seasonal Affective Disorder’ (SAD). Symptoms include mild depression, lack of motivation and listlessness. Of course, that figure does not include those people that feel a little down – though not badly enough … Continue reading How Exercise Can Help Banish the Winter Blues

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5 ways to make your bike quicker

Bikes are a great environmentally friendly way of getting you from A to B as well as offering you a number of health benefits. You might enjoying BMXing, riding a road bike or going mountain biking. Whichever form you choose, one thing we all look for is how we can go that little bit quicker. Here, we provide five top tips to make your bike … Continue reading 5 ways to make your bike quicker

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Fat Blasting Workouts for Women – The Perfect Way to Lose Weight

Men and women typically have different goals. But one goal that both men and women have in common or something we all want to achieve is a firm, toned and sexy body. Women in real life don’t have perfect skinny bodies and getting that slim, attractive body like a fitness diva is a lifelong goal for many women. There isn’t any quick solution for shedding … Continue reading Fat Blasting Workouts for Women – The Perfect Way to Lose Weight

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6 Physical Advantages Of Jogging

Jogging might bring forth flashbacks from childhood gym classes. While not all of those memories are pleasant, it’s time to overcome them and make some new ones – by starting up a new jogging regimen. If you want to lose weight, get in better shape, and improve your health, then it’s time to begin jogging several times a week, if not daily. Here’s more information … Continue reading 6 Physical Advantages Of Jogging

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Four Simple Changes to Overhaul Your Workouts

Have you been hitting the gym diligently but seeing limited progress? It may be time to switch up the way you train and start working smarter, rather than harder. These four simple swaps can help you overhaul your workouts and see better results from your gym sessions. 1. Stop Relying on Machines How often do you sit on a chair and push a ton of … Continue reading Four Simple Changes to Overhaul Your Workouts

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Home Remedy Tips to Relieve the Agony of Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is characterized by an agonizing heel pain when you walk. This condition happens when your plantar fascia, a thick band of connective tissues at the base of the foot, is inflamed due to overuse injuries, playing high impact sports, wearing tight and uncomfortable shoes, and obesity. This condition is so common that it affects more than 2 million people each year in the United States. … Continue reading Home Remedy Tips to Relieve the Agony of Plantar Fasciitis

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The Health Benefits of Jogging – According to Science

Jogging is a great exercise for people who are looking to improve their physical fitness level. Unlike running, jogging is done at a steady, leisurely pace that incurs minimal stress on the joints. It can also be considered as an endurance training when done in long distances. Most people start jogging because they want to lose weight. In fact, in the United States alone, there … Continue reading The Health Benefits of Jogging – According to Science

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Physically Active? Here’s Why You Need to Use Insoles

Being physically active has a lot of health benefits but it also increases your risks of developing foot injuries. In fact, it has been shown that almost 21 percent of physically active adults suffer from exercise-related injuries. Foot injuries commonly result from muscle overuse, improper workout techniques, accidents, and wearing the wrong shoes. When working out, it is best to wear the right gear such as insoles … Continue reading Physically Active? Here’s Why You Need to Use Insoles

Knee Osteoarthritis Facts You Need to Know

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, besting more than 100 other types. In fact, among the 700,000 people who require knee replacement surgeries in the U.S., a majority of those cases are due to knee osteoarthritis (KOA). There has been a remarkable rise in the prevalence of osteoarthritis, some of which is linked to a rise in obesity. Some cases of KOA have … Continue reading Knee Osteoarthritis Facts You Need to Know

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Key Facts About Knee Dislocation

It’s painful to see someone suffering from a dislocated knee, but even more so if it happens to you. Although knee dislocations are considered rare and account for less than 0.5% of joint dislocations, they can happen to anyone. Women, such as female athletes, are at higher risk of having knee dislocations due to their body structure. Wider and more shapely hips add more stress … Continue reading Key Facts About Knee Dislocation