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Three Simple Exercises for Your Upper Body

Strengthening your upper body has a number of health benefits, including helping to keep your back and upper body stable. Keeping these muscles strong and flexible can relieve back pain, restore range of motion and help reduce muscle soreness.

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Three Simple Exercises for Your Core

Your core is made up of your pelvis, lower back, hips and abdomen. Strengthening your core can improve balance and stability, and help with everything from sweeping the floor to perfecting your golf swing. Planks, bridges and abdominal crunches train your muscles to work together.

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Three Simple Exercises for Your Lower Body

Strong legs and hips can help take the strain off your back. These three exercises strengthen the key muscle groups that provide strength and stability to your hips and knees, which is important for a healthy and active lifestyle. These muscles include your quadriceps, hips, and your gluteus (muscles of the buttocks). The quadriceps extend and stabilize the knee; while your gluteus and hip abductors (muscle on the side of your hips) extend and stabilize your hips.

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Short and Long Term Effects of Exercise on the Cardiovascular System

Many people know that regular exercise can aid in weight loss, improve your mood, and boost energy. But did you know that exercise has both short and long term effects on the cardiovascular system? In honor of American Heart Month, Dr. Frederick Basilico, Physician in Chief for Medicine at NEBH explains the benefits of exercise on the cardiovascular system, and what you can do to gain the benefits.

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Preventing Winter Sports Injuries

Winter sports are a nice way to get outdoors and enjoy the season, and provide a number of health benefits. At the same time, injuries from winter sports are very common. Dr. Jeffrey Zilberfarb, an avid skier and sports medicine specialist at New England Baptist Hospital, has the following tips to prevent injuries and help to make sure you get the most out of your winter experience.

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