Tips for Reducing, Managing PlantarFascitis Pain

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Studies show about three-quarters of all Americans will experience foot pain at some point in their lives. Of them, more than 2 million people who seek treatment each year will learn they suffer from an overuse condition called plantar fasciitis. Fortunately, most cases of plantar fasciitis are both manageable and treatable. Plantar fasciitis will typically present itself as sharp pain …

How to Talk Positively to Your Kids About Exercise

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All kids need exercise. Stacks of scientific research through the years support the myriad ways exercise. This helps young bodies and minds as they develop and grow. Message for Parents & Grandparents It’s important, then, for parents and grandparents to encourage their children or grandchildren to be active and develop healthy habits. During such conversations, setting a positive tone is …

Jump into March Madness Be Mindful of Jumper’s Knee

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As a large portion of the nation’s attention turns to the “March Madness” NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament in the coming days, now is an ideal time to educate fans, young competitors and even blue-collar workers about an injury prevalent in jump-heavy activities: jumper’s knee. Among the most common injuries in sports, jumper’s knee is an overuse injury that can develop …

5 Exercise Myths for People 55 and Older

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While it’s expected that most older people tend to slow down with age, the notion that seniors and soon-to-be seniors should trade in exercise and their active lifestyles for bingo and rocking chairs is definitely antiquated, say athletic trainers. And yet, when it comes to exercise for the 55-and-older population, plenty of myths continue to drive people’s actions — or …

Five Fitness Tips to Keep Introverts Moving

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If you have a more introverted personality, joining a gym, exercise class, or workout group may not be your cup of tea. However, that doesn’t have to hold you back from achieving fitness or weight-loss goals. Finding a workout routine that fits your personality is one of the key ways to achieve optimal results. This holds particularly true for introverts …

Proper Lifting Techniques to Get You Through the Holidays

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Digging out boxes of holiday decorations, hauling packages to and from the car, hiding gifts away on the higher shelves in the back of your closet… the Holiday Season certainly requires its fair share of bending, lifting, and reaching. This, coupled with the cooler weather, makes December the ideal time for a refresher on proper lifting methods. Back pain, after …

Strength Training Critical for Active, Independent Aging

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To the 43 million Americans who have low bone density, putting them at high risk of osteoporosis, Certified Athletic Trainers have an important message: exercise is good medicine. But not just any exercise – weight-bearing, muscle-strengthening exercise. “Essential to staying strong and vital during older adulthood is participation in regular strengthening exercises, which help prevent osteoporosis and frailty by stimulating …

Pain-Free Movement is Crucial to your Quality of Daily Life

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Did You Know? “Pain-free movement is crucial to your quality of daily life, your ability to earn a living, your ability to pursue your favorite leisure activities, and so much more,” states Davonna Willis of Blue Skyes Massage and Wellness Center. Athletic Trainers all practicing under a single vision statement: transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience. …