Fitness for seniors

You look at your figure in the mirror and ask yourself, “When did this happen?” Or, you painfully drag yourself out of bed and ask, “What did I do to deserve this?” The fact is, life happens. People grow older, muscles, bones and organs begin to break down and pain sets in. Is there hope? …

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Strength training mistakes

Many people join a gym or buy expensive exercise equipment and begin strength training without knowing how to properly lift weights. Remember the cliché: “what you don’t know can hurt you”. The experienced weight lifter may be able to execute movements that may very well be dangerous for a beginner, therefore it is better to …

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The importance of stretching

Stretching is a part of exercise that is often ignored, by seasoned athletes as well as ordinary people. Eager to begin their workout, they jump right into it without properly stretching. This can lead to pain and tightness in the muscles after a workout and can even adversely affect their overall performance. Most exercises subject …

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Poor posture problems

One of the major contributors of back, neck pain and general fatigue is poor posture. This throws the spine out of alignment and puts added strain on muscles. Over time this may lead to a change in the anatomical structure of the spine, and affect blood vessels, nerves and other organs. Bad posture can be …

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Shoulder injuries

Shoulder injuries are common among athletes such as baseball players, golfers, cricketers who overuse their arm in their sporting activities. Players of contact sports like football and rugby are also susceptible to shoulder injuries. This article highlights some of the most common shoulder injuries. Acromioclavicular joint injury or AC joint injury The AC joint is …

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