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  • Sports specialization: Does it help or hurt youth athletes?

    Sports specialization: Does it help or hurt youth athletes?

    It isn’t uncommon for coaches and parents to push child and youth athletes to focus on a singular sport in the hope that he or she becomes a star. While keeping aspirations high isn’t necessarily a bad thing, sports specialization may be doing your child more harm than good.

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  • Top 10 Fitness Trends of 2015

    Top 10 Fitness Trends of 2015

    The American College of Sports Medicine predicted that bodyweight training would top the fitness trends of 2015, and an analysis of data from activity tracking devices and digital fitness apps by HIS Inc. confirms it. Americans are looking for back-to-basics fitness programs that focus on building strength and the importance of recovery.

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  • Common Baseball Injuries To Avoid

    Common Baseball Injuries To Avoid

    Baseball (and softball) season is here, and ball diamonds everywhere are packed with players and fans—and we’re not only talking about the pros, but youth baseball, Little League and recreational softball leagues, too.

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  • Top 5 Outdoor Workout Spots in Dallas

    Top 5 Outdoor Workout Spots in Dallas

    Working out is great for your health, whether you do it on a treadmill at the gym or prefer to be outside. However, there is some research to suggest that an outdoor workout has even more benefits than indoor exercise. Researchers have found that outdoor activities—including walking, running and biking—have a greater impact on mental health and stress reduction than indoor activities.

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  • Tennis Elbow: Causes, Prevention and Treatment

    Tennis Elbow: Causes, Prevention and Treatment

    Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, causes inflammation and pain in the outer portion of the elbow, where the tendons and forearm muscles meet the humerus (the bone in the upper arm). Tennis elbow can affect anyone; in fact, about 80 percent of people who get tennis elbow aren’t actually tennis players. The same symptom on the inside of the elbow is a condition known as “golfer’s elbow,” or medial epicondylitis.

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  • Life After Joint Replacement Surgery

    Life After Joint Replacement Surgery

    Joint replacement surgery can be frightening. If you are facing joint replacement surgery—perhaps hip or knee replacement—you may be asking yourself some of these questions: How painful will it be? How long will recovery take? Will I truly regain mobility after surgery? What will my life be like after surgery?

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  • How to Exercise Safely After Bariatric Surgery

    How to Exercise Safely After Bariatric Surgery

    The decision to undergo bariatric surgery can be life-changing. Weight loss surgery is not the end of the journey, but it is the beginning of a new and healthier you. Following your surgery, you may be anxious to start exercising—something that may have been difficult for you prior to surgery due to the extra weight.

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  • Tennis Toe: Causes, Prevention and Treatment

    Tennis Toe: Causes, Prevention and Treatment

    Tennis toe is a painful sports-related injury you may not have heard of before. Also known as “runner’s toe,” tennis toe is a pooling of blood under the toenail called a subungual hematoma.

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  • The Truth About Shin Splints

    The Truth About Shin Splints

    Shin splints are a painful, exercise-related problem. Shin splints are defined as pain along the front and inner part of the leg—the shinbone (tibia). They are common among people who are physically active, particularly runners and dancers.

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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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