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Skiier _Blog

Preventing Common Ski Injuries

Skiing is a popular winter sport that 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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Biker _blog

Training Tips to Prevent Cycling Injuries

For cyclists, the most commonly reported injuries come from overtraining, improper bike fit and overuse. Scott Taylor, physical therapist at NEBH, avid cyclist, and program designer for the Cycling Performance Improvement Program, has the following tips to cycle safely this season.

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Warm Up Before Exercise this Winter

Warming up is crucial in preventing injuries and in overall safety while exercising. When you warm up your muscles, you allow them perform at their greatest range of motion; when you slowly raise your heart rate, you minimize the stress that exercise puts on your heart. Athletic trainers at the NEBH Sports Performance Center suggest some activities you might do before you exercise.

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Get Moving: Ways to Stay Active This Fall

Now that the long days of summer and vacations have come to an end, many people are back to their work or school routines and struggle to fit exercise in. Or, if after the lazy days of summer you are looking to get more active, try these tips to keep moving this fall.

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The yoga craze: How to enjoy at any age

Yoga originated in ancient India with the focus on breathing and spirituality. In more recent years, it has transformed into a popular workout that combines deep stretching and strengthening while building mental focus. Even if you can’t master the headstand or turn yourself into a pretzel, yoga can be tailored to all abilities and can improve your health in a number of ways.  NEBH Athletic Trainer Annie Chen, MS, LAT, ATC offers a few ways on how Yoga can improve your health. 

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