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Injury Prevention

5 Things You'll Probably Do Wrong Shoveling Snow This Winter

Michael A. Gleiber, M.D. | Posted 10.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael A. Gleiber, M.D.

Listen to your body -- if you are feeling strained or tired, it's time to take a break. It's better to take the extra time to prepare yourself and do it the right way than to spend weeks with a hurt back. I wish you all a safe and happy winter season!

Piriformis Syndrome: A Real Pain in the Butt for Runners

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 09.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

The injury often occurs when runners bump up their mileage too quickly, introduce speed sessions or sprints, or suffer a fall that directly injures the piriformis muscle. This is an injury that can sideline runners for weeks or months at a time.

How CrossFit Saved This Doctor's Health

Eva M. Selhub, M.D. | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Eva M. Selhub, M.D.

I practiced what I preached for the most part. The part that I didn't practice was regular physical activity. I lacked motivation to go to the gym. But I had to do something.

Why You Should Get 'Hip' to Yoga Injuries

Dr. Joseph Horrigan | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Horrigan

Those who practice yoga need to realize that our differing anatomies mean every yoga position is not for every person. Injuries may be reduced considerably if both instructors and students are more patient in pushing the body's physical limits.

Orthopedic Injuries: Prehab to Avoid Rehab

Mirabai Holland | Posted 10.26.2013 | Fifty
Mirabai Holland

If you want to stay active and mobile in the second half of your life, consider prehab today to avoid rehab tomorrow.

5 Strength-Building Exercises For A Better Yoga Practice

David Magone | Posted 10.15.2013 | Healthy Living
David Magone

If yoga-based cross-training can help athletes achieve physical balance, then does the same hold true for a yoga practitioner? Can supplementing the time we spend on the mat with strength and cardiovascular training help us optimize health?

Could This High-Tech Running Shoe Help Prevent Injuries?

Posted 07.09.2013 | Healthy Living

By Elizabeth Palermo, TechNewsDaily Contributor Published: 07/05/2013 02:05 PM EDT A new running shoe literally puts a spring in your step. Rese...

Stretch It Out! 5 Yoga Poses For Runners

David Magone | Posted 08.24.2013 | Healthy Living
David Magone

It's important to stretch after you run in order to reduce muscular tension and maintain a healthy degree of overall mobility. The next time you head out for a jog, take five minutes to integrate these four yoga stretches into your post-run cool down routine to keep your body functioning right!

Tennis Injuries Are More Than Meets the Elbow: Ever Heard of Tennis Leg?

Dr. Joseph Horrigan | Posted 07.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Horrigan

Notorious for their lack of proper warmup, tennis players set themselves up for a common affliction. You've probably already heard of tennis elbow, but few people are familiar with tennis leg, even though it also occurs in weekend warriors who neglect to properly warm up before play.

Do Leg Extensions Have a Place in Your Workout?

Dr. Joseph Horrigan | Posted 07.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Horrigan

Many gym veterans can recall how doctors and other healthcare providers maligned squats and recommended leg extensions. Squats were supposed to be "bad" for the knee and leg extensions were supposed to be "good" for the knee.

Do More Gun Laws Lead to Fewer Gun Deaths?

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 05.06.2013 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

A study just released in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has found that the states with the most firearm legislation have fewer deaths from guns than the states with the least firearm legislation. But is having more laws the cause?

Finding the Right Health and Wellness Programs For Corporate America (PART 3)

Melissa Nordin | Posted 05.01.2013 | Business
Melissa Nordin

Corporate America has begun to realize just how much of an impact the health and wellness of their employees has on the overall costs of running a business.

The San Francisco 49ers Stretch -- Should You?

Estelle Underwood | Posted 04.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Estelle Underwood

As a trainer devoted to regular stretching during workouts, I was thrilled to read that the 49ers' workout format is similar to the workout format I use with my clients. In both scenarios, no one begins lifting weights until they have done a cardio warm up to get blood flow to the muscles.

10 Tips For Safer Exercise

Abby Sims | Posted 03.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Abby Sims

Fine-tune exercise accordingly so that while your program remains challenging, you avoid overdoing it. Set yourself up for success by establishing a routine that works for you and that includes proper nutrition, adequate rest and sufficient water intake.

The Business of Wellness for Yoga and Fitness Professionals

Melissa Nordin | Posted 12.03.2012 | Business
Melissa Nordin

Yoga teachers and exercise specialists are now creating healthcare promotion plans such as fitness and yoga in the workplace aimed to lower healthcare spending and maintain a more sustainable workplace environment.

How to Recover Like an Olympian -- And Finally Understand Men at the Same Time

Peter Abaci, M.D. | Posted 10.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Peter Abaci, M.D.

What interests me is thinking about exploring how some of these clever tricks used by elite athletes can be harnessed to improve the lives of everyday people.

Growing Up Injury-Free in the 21st Century

Larry_Cohen | Posted 08.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Larry_Cohen

Earlier this month, the European Safety Alliance released Child Safety Report Cards for 31 countries -- and here in the U.S., we would do well to learn from this far-reaching, comprehensive thinking.

Safety First, Yet the Facts Hurt: How Injury Prevention Can Save Lives

Jeffrey Levi | Posted 07.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Levi

If we're going to lower the number of injuries in America, we need to redouble efforts. We need to adopt, implement and enforce evidence-based approaches, and increase public awareness of ways we can all keep ourselves and our families safer.

Flexibility Fixes for Golfers and Tennis Players

Stacey Nemour | Posted 03.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Stacey Nemour

Regularly playing a one-sided sport that for the most part uses a single side of the body, such as bowling, baseball and racket sports, can cause one ...

As Autumn Begins, Fall Prevention Awareness Day Will Keep You Off the Ground

Dr. Caroline Cicero | Posted 11.07.2011 | Impact
Dr. Caroline Cicero

The change in season that September 23 brings offers an opportune time to examine your own and your aging parents' physical activity levels, fall risk factors, and environmental hazards.

10 Ways To Prevent Accidents At Home

Health.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Ah yes, home. The place where you can chill out, relax, unwind--you name it. But your home can be more hazardous than you think. Nearly 8 million p...

Mastery of Martial Arts in Sports and Life

Stacey Nemour | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stacey Nemour

I have learned the hard way in my younger years about obsessing and trying to force things to happen. By doing this I unknowingly created resistance to what I would be trying to manifest.

Flexibility At Any Age

Stacey Nemour | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stacey Nemour

Flexibility is key to working out at your highest level because it increases the range of motion in your sport or daily activity which burns more calories. Ninety-eight percent of injuries are due to a lack of flexibility.