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Hamstring Injuries

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 11.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

The hamstrings are a group of muscles located on the back of the upper leg (thigh) (Figure 1). The muscles of the hamstring are the semimembranosu...

Hamstring Strain: So Many Tears, So Little Time

Carolee Belkin Walker | Posted 02.02.2017 | Healthy Living
Carolee Belkin Walker

The purpose of warming up before you exercise is to increase tissue temperature for better extensibility and injury prevention, said Lathrop, who recommends taking your body into active stretching by mimicking the movement that is going to be performed, for example, walking before running.

Running Injuries: 5 Steps to Recover Like a Champion

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 07.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

An injured runner is like a feral animal. Our instincts tell us to move, to flee, to run like we have for so long. But, we know that we must stay still and heal before we can go back to doing what it is we love. The trail beckons, but we have to resist.

How To Be More Flexible

Allen N. Wilkins, M.D. | Posted 09.21.2011 | Healthy Living
Allen N. Wilkins, M.D.

There are many good reasons to stretch, especially for those who want to age gracefully, because improving physical condition inside the body also shows on the outside.

Burning Up Calories in Madonna's New Gym

Leslie Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Leslie Goldman

Downward dog your way to flexibility in Madonna's Ashtanga-centric studio, where Gwyneth Paltrow is rumored to stash her own mat and blocks and Sting may guest teach.