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Olympic Sport Highlight: Skiing

Skiing has been an Olympic sport since the first Winter Games in 1924 in Chamonix, France. This popular winter sport provides a number of health benefits for both the professional and casual athlete. It offers a great cardio workout while building various muscle groups including hamstrings, quadriceps, calves and hips. Additionally, it can improve balance, flexibility, agility, leg, and core strength.

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Olympic Sport Highlight: Hockey

Hockey is an exciting Olympic sport that originated in Canada in the early 19thcentury. Men’s ice hockey has been a staple in the Olympics since the first Winter Games in 1924 in Chamonix, while women’s ice hockey was added in the 1998 Nagano Olympics.

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Olympic Sport Highlight: Snowboarding

Snowboarding is a fairly new sport to the Winter Olympics, debuting for the first time at the Nagano games in 1998 with the giant slalom and half pipe competitions. Snowboard cross was added to the mix in 2006 at the Turin games.

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Keeping Your Heart Healthy

February is American Heart Month, which is celebrated every year to raise awareness for cardiovascular disease. In honor of this month, Frederick Basilico, MD, Chair of the Department of Medicine and Chief of Cardiology at NEBH has five tips to keep your heart healthy.

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Staying Active with Orthopedic Issues

For many people, the New Year comes with resolutions to eat healthier and get back in shape. However, if you are living with orthopedic pain and reduced mobility, you may wonder what exercises are safe to do, and if it is safe at all to exercise. New England Baptist Hospital recommends four basic strengthening exercises that are specifically designed for those living with orthopedic pain. 

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