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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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Traveling With Joint Pain

At the start of the year, it’s exciting to look ahead and make travel plans for the upcoming months. Maybe your New Year’s resolution was to go out and explore the world—or maybe you’re just hoping to escape the cold by traveling to a tropical destination. Whatever your plans, traveling can be challenging when you suffer from joint pain. Here are some tips from NEBH orthopedic surgeon Chris Sambaziotis, MD to make sure your pain doesn’t cause you or your loved one to miss out on your adventures.

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Improve Your Pre-Workout Routine

Warming up is crucial in preventing injuries while exercising. When you warm up your muscles, you allow them to perform at their greatest range of motion; when you slowly raise your heart rate, you minimize the stress that exercise puts on your heart. Bryan Truscott, LATC, CSCS, an athletic trainer at NEBH, explains the anatomy of a good warm up and suggests some activities you might do before you exercise.

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We asked our experts: Tips for the New Year

It’s that time of year again when many people resolve to exercise more, lose weight, watch less television, or quit smoking. We asked several of our experts: If your patients could make one New Year’s resolution to improve their health, what would you suggest and why?

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