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Four Natural Ways to Ease Your Back Pain

With 80% of Americans experiencing back pain at one time or another, there’s a good chance you or someone you know has suffered from this condition. While many people will reach for an over-the-counter pain reliever like Advil or Tylenol when they first experience pain, there are some natural remedies you can try first. Here, Physiatrist Kevin Bernard, MD offers some advice.  

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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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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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Stay Healthy This Holiday Season

With Thanksgiving and the holiday season upon us, one thing that most of us try to avoid is holiday weight gain. Weight can impact your health in many ways, including the health of your bones and joints. When a person is even slightly overweight, it can add stress to their joints, especially their weight-bearing joints like the knees and hips. For example, every pound of weight gained puts an extra 3-5 pounds of pressure on knee joints.

So how do you make it through holiday gatherings filled with sweets and indulgences without packing on extra pounds? Follow these tips for eating healthy during the holidays.

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