Category Archives: Exercise & Fitness

Posts on exer­cise, fit­ness, body align­ment, pos­ture, car­dio­vas­cu­lar fit­ness, flex­i­bil­i­ty, strength and con­di­tion­ing, weight train­ing tech­niques, pro­pri­o­cep­tive exer­cise, exer­cise with­out equip­ment, fit­ness equip­ment reviews, and the active lifestyle

Nordic hamstring exercises and why you need them

Eccen­tric train­ing of the ham­strings with Nordic ham­string curls reduces the inci­dence of ham­string injuries. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Running biomechanics and the “preferred path” theory

The pre­ferred path mod­el of run­ning bio­me­chan­ics points to a new way to help run­ners improve speed and pre­vent injury. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Running is healthy for your knees

Sci­en­tists now believe that run­ning helps pre­vent knee arthri­tis, not cause it. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Love exercise? Loathe exercise? It may be in your genes.

Genet­ics may part­ly explain why some peo­ple don’t enjoy exer­cise. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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The hidden side of fitness

The brain is one of the impor­tant organs in exer­cise. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Tendon Problems and Your Brain

The brain is invari­ably involved in chron­ic ten­don prob­lems, and cre­ative treat­ment solu­tions are need­ed. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Got Tight Hamstrings?

Stretch­ing doesn’t nec­es­sary help your mus­cles to become less stiff. But it has an effect on the brain. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Better to Set Modest Goals?

My expe­ri­ence train­ing for a 5K Con­tin­ue read­ing

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My Brother-In-Law Keeps a Supply in His Golf Bag

Using NSAID’s to alle­vi­ate the pain of mus­cle and ten­don injuries will get you back onto the field of play soon­er but may lead to poor­er results in the long run. Here are some alter­na­tives.… Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Speed Counts

Sci­en­tists are now study­ing how the bio­me­chan­ics of your gait changes as you age. Aware­ness of basic move­ment pat­terns can help you main­tain speed — and health — at any age. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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