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  • How Does Exercise Affect Sleep?

    How Does Exercise Affect Sleep?

    Having trouble falling asleep and staying asleep at night? Try exercise—just don’t expect to see improvements overnight.

    Research has long suggested the sleep benefits of exercise, but more recent studies reveal that you won’t see those benefits immediately. In a 16-week study, volunteers didn’t notice much improvement in their sleep patterns until the end of the 16 weeks. In the same way that getting good sleep depends on exercise, getting a good exercise in is often dependent on getting a good night’s sleep the night before.

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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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  • 5 Exercises For People With Knee Pain

    5 Exercises For People With Knee Pain

    Your knees take a beating day in and day out. Every step you take puts a force equal to 1.5 times your bodyweight on your knees—and that’s when you’re walking on level ground. That force is greater on an incline, and even an activity as simple as squatting to tie your shoelace puts a force equal to four or five times your bodyweight on your knees.

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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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  • The link between changing weather and joint pain

    The link between changing weather and joint pain

    Do you feel like you can predict changes in the weather based on how your joints feel? Millions of Americans suffer from joint pain due to arthritis and other joint-related issues, and many of them are able to recognize a coming change in weather based on an increase in pain. While it might sound crazy, there may actually be science to explain the correlation between joint pain and weather changes.

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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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  • Best Green Foods for a Healthy Lifestyle

    Best Green Foods for a Healthy Lifestyle

    The foods you eat are largely responsible for your overall health. When you eat the right foods, you give your body the fuel it needs to burn calories and fight illness and disease. You may not be fond of many green vegetables, but you’ve got to get your greens if you want to keep your body strong and healthy.

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  • 10 Activities to Keep Your Brain Healthy

    10 Activities to Keep Your Brain Healthy

    Staying healthy isn’t only about exercising your body, but about exercising your brain as well. Your brain is a muscle, and it needs activity to stay healthy and to preserve cognitive function and memory.

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