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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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The Truth About Fad Diets

Maintaining a healthy weight and providing your body with the vitamins and nutrients it needs are essential to joint health. Furthermore, when preparing for surgery it is important that you are well-nourished and not nutritionally deficient so you get the best possible outcome and surgical recovery. Many popular fad diets threaten this healthy balanced diet. NEBH Dietitian Kristen Vicidomino, MS, RD, LDN guides you through why fad diets should be avoided. 

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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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Safe Shoveling-Tips to Avoid Injury

Every winter, after snowstorms, people develop back pain as a result of shoveling, sweeping, clearing snow, breaking up ice or cleaning off the car. There is no way around the strain of shoveling heavy snow, so here are some key tips for avoiding injury while shoveling from Dr. Carol Hartigan, Medical Director of the NEBH Spine Center and Spine Rehabilitation Program.

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