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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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Spring Fever: Your Guide to Getting A Full Body Workout Outside

With the spring temperatures in full swing, many of us are trying to spend as much time enjoying the outdoors as possible. Instead of spending your normal workout time indoors at the gym, NEBH Athletic Trainers suggest a few ways you can get a full body workout outside. For a quick workout you can choose to do just the Dynamic Stretches or just the Strength Exercises instead of both.

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Cycling: Going From a Stationary Bike to the Open Road

During the colder months, you may have been getting your cycling fix by peddling away indoors, but now with spring in full bloom, it’s time to get outside and hit the open road. NEBH Physical Therapist Scott Taylor shares a few benefits of cycling and some ways you can safely go from a stationary bike to riding outside.

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