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Cross Country Skiing: The Ultimate Winter Workout

Looking for a way to get an intensive workout in while enjoying the outdoors this winter? Try cross country skiing! This Olympic sport provides an aerobic workout that utilizes your whole body by building muscle strength in your arms, back, legs and core. Get in shape before you hit the trails with these four exercises from athletic trainers in the NEBH Sports Performance Center.

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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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