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Stretch of the Week: Lower Back Stretch

July 29, 2015

Persistent back pain affects more of your life than you would expect. It limits your physical activity, occupies your mind which leads to stress, and often forces you to adjust your social life to accommodate your pain. Did you know that you can alleviate back pain right at home? Try this stretch to loosen your hip, leg, and back muscles. Read More

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Stretch of the Week: Wall Shin Raises

July 22, 2015

This week’s stretch is brought to you by the bane of every runner’s existence: Shin splints. Whether you regularly suffer from them or you’ve always worried that they’ll creep up on you and cramp your style, you can benefit from doing preventative stretching. Here’s a stretch that you can incorporate into your day to help reduce your chances of getting shin splints on your next run: Read More

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How to Prevent an Injury

July 17, 2015

If you recently started working out to get ready for your beach vacation, you may not have considered that suddenly putting your body through all that stress and strain puts you at risk for injuring yourself. Here are a few things you can do to prevent an injury and maximize the results of your summer workouts: Read More

Things That Slow You Down

July 15, 2015

Getting into a running routine seems easy enough, but sometimes your body doesn’t want to cooperate right away. Shin splints, muscle strains, fatigue, and shortness of breath are just a few of the things that can ail someone who’s just starting out. Don’t get discouraged, get educated! Here are a few ways that you can coax your body into a running routine: Read More