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  • Bunions: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

    Bunions: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

    Do you have a swollen, painful bump on the outside of your big toe? If so, you may have a bunion. A bunion is a common deformity of the foot most often seen in women.

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  • Simple Ways to Keep Your Heart Healthy

    Simple Ways to Keep Your Heart Healthy

    Taking care of your heart is perhaps the most important thing you can do in order to live a longer, healthier life. If you have already been diagnosed with hypertension or high cholesterol—two significant risk factors for heart disease and stroke—it’s even more important to pay attention to your heart’s well-being. By taking a few positive steps and sticking to them, you can keep your heart pumping strong. Here are a few tips as recommended by the American Heart Association (AHA) to help keep your heart healthy.

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  • Eat these five foods to keep your colon healthy

    Eat these five foods to keep your colon healthy

    The colon (otherwise known as the large intestine) is not only a key component of the digestive system—it plays a vital role in overall health, as well. Its main function is the removal of salt, water and toxins from indigestible food, keeping them out of the bloodstream where they can be harmful. The colon also helps the body eliminate solid food waste.

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  • How to Get the Most Out of Your Cold-Weather Workouts

    How to Get the Most Out of Your Cold-Weather Workouts

    Cold, wet and windy weather doesn’t have to mean putting your outdoor workout routine in the deep freeze. Follow these simple tips to stay active and fit right through the winter months.

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  • Common myths about sports injuries

    Common myths about sports injuries

    When it comes to treating sports injuries, everyone has an opinion about what works best. But most people aren’t doctors or specialists who work in the areas of sports medicine or physical rehabilitation, and some of the “tried-and-true” treatments you may have heard may not be based in sound medical knowledge.

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  • The Benefits of In-Home Physical Therapy

    The Benefits of In-Home Physical Therapy

    For those who have been through an accident, injury or surgery, physical therapy is often a recommended course of treatment to address weakness, pain, balance, range of motion and impaired mobility. Physical therapy can help restore mobility, functional ability and quality of life through physical intervention, generally in the form of stretches and exercises.

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  • 5 Low-Impact Activities to Avoid Joint Pain

    5 Low-Impact Activities to Avoid Joint Pain

    No matter your age, exercise is always important. Regular exercise keeps your heart healthy and promotes strong bones and muscles. It also boosts mood and energy, helps you look better, fights depression and keeps you feeling younger.

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  • 10 Foods for Building Strong Bones and Muscles

    10 Foods for Building Strong Bones and Muscles

    Eating right is about more than managing your weight. You’ve got to take in the right balance of nutrients, vitamins and minerals to keep all the systems in your body functioning properly, and to keep your bones and muscles strong and healthy.

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  • 7 Tips to Transition Back Into an Exercise Routine

    7 Tips to Transition Back Into an Exercise Routine

    It’s that time of year when many people are making resolutions to get in shape and be more healthy—are you one of them?

    Depending on your current fitness level, getting fit in 2015 may be a big challenge, especially if you are used to a sedentary lifestyle. Don’t let that discourage you. Resolving to live a healthier lifestyle, including regular exercise and proper nutrition, will bring benefits for years to come.

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  • Should you use ice or heat on an injury?

    Should you use ice or heat on an injury?

    Ice and heat are commonly used to treat sports-related injuries, such as sprained ankles or shoulder injuries. Sometimes, the best treatment for an acute injury or chronic soreness can be the application of ice or heat to the affected area. But how do you know whether you need to use ice or heat for your injury or chronic pain or soreness?

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