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  • The benefits of post-workout stretching

    The benefits of post-workout stretching

    Do you tend to forgo stretching after a workout when you’re short on time? Although studies on the benefits of stretching show mixed results, taking five to ten minutes to stretch after your workout may improve athletic performance and help prevent injury.

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  • Best exercises to improve joint pain

    Best exercises to improve joint pain

    Do you often experience throbbing, aching joints? Do you have osteoarthritis or another condition that causes chronic pain in your joints? Old injuries, poor posture, aging and inactivity can all contribute to pain in your joints and low back.

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  • Groin pain: Symptoms, causes and treatments

    Groin pain: Symptoms, causes and treatments

    Injuring your groin isn’t necessarily something that’s easy to “walk off.” A groin strain or pull—a tear or rupture in one of the muscles of the inner thigh—can be debilitating.

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  • Should you stretch before or after your workout?

    Should you stretch before or after your workout?

    Stretching improves muscle flexibility and helps to maintain range of motion in your joints. It also lowers your risk of injuries, such as joint and muscle strain. According to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), healthy adults should do flexibility exercises, such as stretching, yoga or tai chi, for all major muscle groups at least two to three times a week.

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  • Stretching for your daily exercise

    Stretching for your daily exercise

    Most of us have been taught to stretch before we exercise ever since our days playing dodgeball in P.E. class. Although there’s still debate over whether stretching before exercise can actually prevent an injury, there is no doubt that stretching is beneficial to your physical health. It increases circulation by encouraging blood flow and supplying nutrients to muscles and cartilage, and has been shown to reduce stress by easing tense muscles and even alleviating lower back pain.

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