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How Does Exercise Affect Your Heart, and What are the Benefits?

Cardiovascular (heart) disease is the nation’s number one killer of both men and women. However, there are steps you can take to reduce the risk of developing heart disease. Dr. Frederick Basilico, Physician in Chief of Medicine and Chief of Cardiology at NEBH notes that one of these steps includes exercise, which can improve heart health, reverse some of the risk factors of heart disease and help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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No-Equipment Workout You Can Do at Home

If you prefer to work out at home, or find yourself pressed for time and unable to make it to the gym, there are many exercises you can do right at your own home. From your upper body to your core to your lower body, NEBH athletic trainers put together a full body workout that you can do anywhere-with no equipment necessary.

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Getting Ready for the Golf Course

For those who love to play golf, you might spend the winter months just waiting for the snow to melt. However, even when you can’t be out on the course, you can be preparing your body for a successful season. With advice from NEBH athletic trainer and Titleist Performance Institute certified golf expert Bryan Truscott, LATC, CSCS, you can start the season off strong even before the grass reappears.

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The Importance of a Post-Workout Cool Down

Exercise is an essential factor in maintaining your joint health, as well as your overall health and wellness. Warming up before you exercise not only helps prepare you for your workout but also promotes greater strength and flexibility and prevents injury. NEBH Athletic Trainers and Physical Therapists explain why your cool down is just as important as your warm up, and should be more than an after-thought when you work out.

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Why Do Female Athletes Suffer More ACL Injuries than Males?

High school female athletes in the United States suffer 20,000-80,000 ACL injuries per year.1  The issue isn’t only that female athletes are prone to these potentially season-ending injuries: the National Institutes of Health reports that female athletes are two to eight times more likely to suffer an ACL injury than their male counterparts. NEBH orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine expert Paul Weitzel, MD, discusses why females are more susceptible to ACL tears and offers advice on preventing these serious knee injuries.

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