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Exercise and Fitness

Rethinking RICE: The Old Standard Method May Not Actually Be the Best Treatment for Acute Injuries

Jul 12 2017 - 6:10pm
Sports injury RICE protocol

In my years working as a rehabilitation therapist, the standard treatment for acute musculoskeletal injuries was RICE - Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. Without fail, we recommended this protocol to reduce inflammation and pain. Inflammation, we were taught, increases pain and delays healing. But a new school of thought may be turning the RICE protocol on its head.

Top 5 Fitness Trackers for Kids

Jul 1 2017 - 2:48am
Fitness trackers for kids

As parents, we all know that getting our kids off of the couch and away from their screens can be a difficult task. It’s easy for our kids to get caught up in video games and television, but we know that it’s important for kids to be active in order to stay healthy and fit, and to build habits that will last a lifetime. As wearable technology becomes more affordable, many parents are turning to wearable fitness trackers for their kids. We have gathered the best of the best for you, here in one post, so keep reading to find our recommendations for the top fitness trackers for kids.

Wake Up And Energize Plus 9 Other Key Benefits Of A Cold Shower

Jun 28 2017 - 3:00pm
Cold shower for a horse

If you are like most people, you probably enjoy the comfort of a nice warm shower or bath. That’s great. There is nothing wrong with that. Waking up with a cold shower can in fact help energize you, inside and out, and bring other benefits making the temporary resistance worthwhile. Once you get use to it, using cold water even at just the end of the shower, can be a welcome experience with many felt benefits.

Why Early Sports Specialization is Harming Our Kids

Jun 25 2017 - 12:02am
Youth sports

There has been a trend lately of college programs offering scholarships to younger and younger kids. The Charlotte Observer ran an article today documenting the story of two young boys, aged 9 and 10 years, who have both been offered college football scholarships this month. These boys are committing to a program a decade from now, but at what cost? At nine years old, is it possible for a child to make a decision about his future? Because he has not yet even hit puberty, how can anyone say with certainty that he will even have the physical size and strength to play at the college level? And what is the cost to this child in specializing so young in one single sport?

Quick Tips to Build Muscle While Burning Fat

Jun 2 2017 - 6:43pm
Building muscle while losing weight

Recently, I was reading through a Facebook debate on whether you could lose weight and build lean muscle simultaneously. It seems there is a common misconception that you have to do one before the other but I know I’m not taking time out of my morning to flop around in front of my TV, sweating to death (all while trying to keep my toddler busy) to not have visible results.

Get Toned Arms and Shoulders like Forbes Riley in just 5 Minutes a Day without Going to a Gym – Yes, really (video)

May 27 2017 - 12:22pm
Forbes Riley on HSN with SpinGym

Forbes Riley® is perhaps best known as the queen of HSN (Home Shopping Network) and the $2 Billion Dollar Host, but she is also an award winning TV host, author, Inductee into the National Fitness Hall of Fame, motivational speaker, and host of www.ForbesFactor.com. Forbes is the Founder and CEO of SpinGym which she uses just five minutes a day without going to a gym and credits for her sexy, toned arms at age 57.

Exercising is an effective strategy for drug addiction recovery

Apr 28 2017 - 6:18am
Exercising is an effective strategy for drug addiction recovery

People who are trying to leave a situation of substance abuse may feel powerless over the power of addiction, but the key to recovery is to work consistently towards breaking the cycle that leads to substance abuse. Experts at various addiction recovery services advocate that Exercising is an effective strategy for drug addiction recovery. But how does exercising is able to affect the process of drug addiction recovery?

The One Natural Food that Cuts Recovery Time in Half at the Gym

Apr 26 2017 - 12:19pm
Gym Training Nutrition Diet

If you don't take the opportunity to replenish your blood sugar and muscle glycogen stores after a workout, forty-eight hours may be needed before these stores are refilled. This is typically the standard recovery time for most fitness enthusiasts, with the second day often feeling worse than the first, but it doesn't have to be this way. You can cut your recovery time in half by simply eating fruit.

14 Benefits of Elliptical Trainers and Impact on Workout

Apr 7 2017 - 10:27pm
Elliptical trainer

Elliptical trainers and machines have gained popularity over the last several decades especially with an aging population who may not be physically able to perform other activities due to health issues. Elliptical machines have many benefits, both physical and functional, for people of all ages over other workout machines such as a treadmill, rower, exercycle and stairclimber, although most ellipticals are designed to mimic these activities, at least to some degree.

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