All Posts in Category: Physical Conditioning

ice baths to reduce inflammation

Ice Baths to Reduce Inflammation – Do They Really Work?

It has been a long-established idea within sports science that it was practical, following intense workouts, to use ice baths to reduce inflammation. However, in 2015, a study was released in the Journal of Physiology that suggested this tactic could backfire: without the inflammation to indicate to your muscles that they need to repair and strengthen, ice baths could actually impede your fitness progress.

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good pain

How to Know If Your Pain Is Telling You to Stop or Go

Movement may exacerbate your aching muscles and joints; nonetheless, exercise is an excellent way to treat chronic pain. Simply put, working out is helpful because it allows your body to maintain strong fitness, lowering pain by improving the body’s functionality. Plus, regular activity helps in the prevention of mood disorders and obesity – both of which can develop in patients with chronic pain conditions.

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anti-gravity

Anti-Gravity Rehabilitation Promotes Progress and Hope

One of the biggest challenges to recovery from a sports injury is gravity: the weight of your body can make it difficult to exercise. An FDA-approved solution first used by astronauts and professional athletes, the anti-gravity treadmill is now available for anyone to recover from sports injuries and improve form.

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prevent acl injuries

How Athletes Prevent ACL Injuries

In 2015 as many as a quarter of a million people, primarily athletes, injured an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Women are especially vulnerable to these incidents. Protect yourself and avoid the potential of being sidelined for months by adding specific balance and strength exercises that help prevent ACL injuries.

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working out in pain

Working Out in Pain: Is It Worth It?

Many people overdo it when using their bodies – a primary reason there are nearly half a million exercise-related injuries each year. Let’s look at when it makes sense to recognize you are too sore to work out rather than working out in pain.

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