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Can Regular Exercise Really Be More Effective Than A Pill?

If you could take a magical pill that would prevent a host of sicknesses and treat an array of others, would you take it? While science and medicine are still at work on that, exercise has been quoted by many experts to be that silver bullet we are all longing for. Here are 7 ailments […]

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You’re Doing It Wrong. 7 Reasons Why Your Exercise Plans Fail

The first day of a new fitness routine dawns with promise. But by the end of your exercise session, are you ready to throw in the towel? Here are some moves you could be making that could be sabotaging your fitness plans. 1. Unrealistic goals. Too much, too soon? This is a big reason why […]

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5 Everyday Foods For A Pain-Free Back

Looking for easy ways to bolster the health of your back and soothe away some pain? Back pain ranks number 5 on the list of most common health complaints in the US, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. And since 8 out of 10 people will experience back problems in their lifetime, […]

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Easy-to-Do Secrets to Better Posture in 3 Minutes

Stand up straight. Don’t slouch. Many of us grew up with these refrains and yet chances are you’re sitting slightly slouched as you read this. It shouldn’t surprise you to find that poor posture is still a problem for grown adults. Not only that, but compared to 10 years ago, it appears our posture as […]

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Mississippi Girl Review

If you would like to read an independent review of the Quattro Pro Massager, this is an unpaid for review from a runner with a blog. http://www.misssippipiddlin.com/quattro-pro-massager-review/

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Fitness Activities That Are Surprisingly Fun + Engaging

If you are like most of us, getting in the nationally recommended amount of daily physical activity is a bit of a challenge. First, we have our busy lives to contend with. Second, human nature is decidedly a lazy beast. At the end of a long day, it can feel near impossible to prod oneself […]

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Here’s How Massage Helps You Have a Better Day

Despite improved efficiency in the workplace, the average US citizen is working longer work weeks than workers did 10 years ago. And of those surveyed, 40 percent reported a 50 hour plus workweek. The stress of modern life feels like it’s only increasing, not decreasing. Amid all the demands on your time, wouldn’t it be […]

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Here’s How Massage Helps You Have a Better Day

Despite improved efficiency in the workplace, the average US citizen is working longer work weeks than workers did 10 years ago. And of those surveyed, 40 percent reported a 50 hour plus workweek. The stress of modern life feels like it’s only increasing, not decreasing. Amid all the demands on your time, wouldn’t it be […]

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The 5 Most Important Health Moves to Make During the Holidays

The aftermath of a holiday season is rarely pretty. Too much money spent. Too much food eaten. Not enough exercise. The list goes on. Starting this year’s holiday season with awareness of the pitfalls will help you end the year a step ahead of your friends and co-workers. Here are 5 health moves you can […]

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The Seven Commandments to Better Back Health

You were having a great day when a sudden, sharp pain lanced through your lower back. Now you can barely move. After a while the pain subsides, but you move gingerly about, afraid that it might happen again. Does this scenario sound familiar? It should. Eight out of ten Americans will have back problems in […]

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5 New Trends in Fitness That Will Stick Around

In 2015, the American College of Sports Medicine published a report on the top 20 fitness trends that were likely to be seen in 2016. This report was a result of surveying over 2,800 fitness and health professionals across the globe. Many of the usual suspects for fitness made the list, such as yoga, strength […]

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How to Become More Physically Active as a Family

The figures look grim. A recent study suggests that by the year 2030, 50 percent of adults in the US will be obese. And according to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, 20 percent of children between 6 to 11 years old are obese. Compare this figure to the 4 percent of obese […]

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4 Ways Your Desk Life Is Hurting You and What to Do About It

Besides having a bad boss, there are other reasons why people dislike their desk job so much. One of those reasons has to do with what sitting does to one’s body. And these complaints aren’t all hot air either. According to an article by the Washington Post, which quoted various studies, sitting too much is […]

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5 Alternative Forms of Pain Relief for Tension Headaches

According to the World Health Organization, headaches are among the most common illnesses of the nervous system. How many people suffer from headaches worldwide? The answer may surprise you. The WHO states that half the adult population has had a headache within the last 12 months. With tension headaches occurring in more than 70 percent […]

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Too Much, Too Little—How Much Exercise Is Enough?

Ever feel like you are on information overload when it comes to exercise facts and figures? With new studies being published all the time, it can be hard to keep up with what is the right amount of exercise for your situation. If you are an average Joe, or Jane, and you want a clear […]

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5 Unusual Gifts for That Runner in Your Life

Do you often find yourself faced with last-minute panic because you’re headed to a birthday party empty handed? You aren’t really at fault either. You were dealing with your kids all day and barely had enough time to get dinner on the table, let alone look for a present. Yup, that happens. Finding gifts for […]

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How to Minimize Soreness After a Run—6 Tips

Ever experienced something like this? You’re excited about your new fitness routine and on your first day out, you run 7 miles. When your run is over, you drag yourself into the house, throw yourself onto the couch, and then you can’t stand back up. Your muscles ache and your find it painful to move. […]

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6 Facts About Exercising That Will Make You Get Up and Move

You really hate exercising. We get it. Outside of slightly crazed fitness fanatics, there aren’t that many people who can say they love exercising. We know this is true because a recent study done shows that about 95 percent of us do not meet national exercise recommendations. The good news is that an increase in […]

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How to Fight Common Running Ailments

Most anyone can use running as a means to get fit, lose weight, and stay healthy. But with this high participation rate and due to the ease with which anyone can engage in it, running-related injuries are common. According to a study by Sports Medicine Australia, almost 70 percent of runners will injure themselves at […]

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How To Motivate Yourself When You Don’t Feel Like Exercising

It happens to everyone. You were doing so well in sticking to your exercise routine, but then you hit a low. Your interest has flagged, and you’re finding it really hard to work up the motivation to put on your exercise clothes and work up a sweat. If this hasn’t happened to you yet, you’re […]

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5 Steps for Better Back Health at the Office

We know that sitting all day is bad for us. WebMD tells us that research has linked it to a decline in mental health, greater risk of being injured, and a higher risk of heart diseases and more. But for those of us who work all day at an office, is using a standing desk […]

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The Surprising Role Sleep Plays In An Athlete’s Life

Generally, we all know that sleep is necessary and good. Though we might hem and haw when asked why and how. But even if we do not know specifics, we do know that there is nothing like the feeling of waking up after a solid night of rest. Feeling refreshed and rejuvenated is worth pursuing […]

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How to Find Relief from Muscle Pain

After all your hard work to get back into a daily fitness routine, the last thing you want is to feel sore between sessions. It was hard enough to convince your mind and body to get yourself exercising in the first place. So the last thing you want is to feel sore after a workout. […]

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The Science About Your Muscles

Muscles. We have them. Even if obscured by layers of skin and fat. No wonder they remain a mystery to most of us in our quest to get toned. Is that you? Do you ever wonder why your body isn’t developing at the same rate as others who are doing the same type of training? […]

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A 7-Day Exercise Plan You Will Actually Stick With

Life is busy. We get that. Each time we opt to skip our exercise time in favor of something else, we usually have what we think is a legit reason to back it up. Even if it’s just “Hey, I’m tired. I can’t do it.” But if the term “exercise” has you imagining gym equipment, […]

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How to Combat the Wear and Tear of a Runner’s Life with At-Home Massage

Running is one of the simplest and most straightforward ways to get a full body workout. And for dedicated runners, there’s more at play than just the exercise. Many runners appreciate the quiet morning solitude. The increase in calorie burn. And don’t forget the runner’s high that kicks in as you run. Unfortunately, there is […]

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How Athletes Can Use the Benefits of Massage to Strengthen Their Bodies

When milliseconds can mean the difference between the gold and the silver in swim meets and sprints, what can athletes do to gain an advantage? Want to learn of an edge you can give yourself that doesn’t involve heading to the gym? A massage might be just what the doctor ordered. In fact, most athletes […]

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8 Ways to Trick Yourself into Getting Back on Track with Regular Exercise

You know you should hit the gym, but you don’t. Sound familiar? Don’t worry. It happens to most of us. Think of all the times you promised yourself at the beginning of the New Year that this was the year you would get fit. See what we mean? It doesn’t help that we’re also pretty […]

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Strength Training Without the Body Builder Physique

The benefits of building muscle are clear. Without muscle, we’d be a heap of bones and skin—a rather unattractive mess. Muscle keeps us standing straight and moving strong. Athletes show us what is possible when muscles are used to their fullest potential. But perhaps you aren’t looking to have a body like Arnold Schwarzenegger. And […]

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Prevention and Pain-Relief Tips and Secrets for That Pain in Your Neck

There’s a term for that pain you feel at the base of your neck that crops up after staring at your phone too long. It’s called “text neck.” According to WebMD, if left untreated, it could cause wear and tear up and down your spine. How does that happen? When your head is tilted down […]

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