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Gym Class At Home: How to Keep Your Virtual Learners Active

With school gone digital, parents and caregivers are getting creative to keep their virtual learners physically active. Matt Erbe, PT, walks through how he brought gym class home for his two elementary-school-aged kids.

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The Collagen Connection: Everything You Need to Know

Collagen is to bone what 2x4s are to the frame of a house. As we grow older, natural collagen production slows in our joints and may lead to osteoarthritis.

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Tennis Elbow Can Serve Up Real Pain

Don't let its name fool you. Tennis elbow is a common tendon injury infamous for chronic pain and weakness focused on the outside of the arm, where the elbow and forearm meet. 

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: What to Know

Pain, burning, numbness or tingling in your hands? You may be suffering from a common condition called Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

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Why Cycling is a Great Sport to Pick Up in Your 50s and Where to Go Around Charlotte

The health benefits alone are a good enough reason to start pedaling around town no matter your age.

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How Your Mood Impacts Your Workout & Vice Versa

How can you get the most mood-boosting endorphins out of your workout? Start slowly and exercise consistently.

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Healthy Habits Lead to Healthy Aging

A healthy diet and active lifestyle is the best way to protect your health as you age.  Balanced meals contain protein to keep you full and satisfied, plenty of fruits and veggies to provide vitamins and minerals, and just enough healthy fats to provide flavor.

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6 Nutrients You Could Be Lacking

Are you getting enough vitamins and minerals to keep training hard? These 6 nutrients will help you build muscle, fight fatigue, reduce injury and recover safely.

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How to Prepare for Race Training: Mobility Workouts, Warm-Ups & Cool Downs

We often forget to consider what to do before launching a regimented training program. It’s important to incorporate mobility exercises and proper stretching both before and after excerise to make sure your body is primed for more intense workouts.

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Foam Rolling the Tension Away After Sitting All Day

Looking for ways to relieve tension after a long day in front of the screen or behind the wheel? Try using a foam roller. 

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10 Ways to Keep Your Back Healthy

Does your job or day-to-day activities leave you with neck or back pain? 30-50 percent of the general and work population report back pain annually, meaning it’s one of the most common musculoskeletal problems. 

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5 Ways To Fight Heart Disease And Live Longer

It's never too late to start making the health of your heart a priority. Choose now to develop habits that will keep your heart beating strong for a long time to come.

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Back on Your Feet: Sciatic Pain Relief

The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the human body, so it’s not surprising that when it flares up, it feels intense.

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How to Replenish Electrolytes

In your body, electrolytes are essential for transmitting signals that help to maintain a balance of fluids, healthy muscle contraction, and normal function of the nervous system, which includes the brain.

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Are My Shoes to Blame? Common Foot Problems & How to Minimize Pain

Wearing shoes that fit poorly can lead to a myriad of problems, from minor foot discomfort to stress fractures and meniscus tears.

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The Top 3 Ways to Spend Your Rest Day

Rest days give your muscles time to heal from the stress of physical activity while giving your mind an opportunity to reset.

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7 Ways to Lower Blood Sugar

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that without changes in diet and exercise habits, one in three Americans will develop type 2 diabetes. The good news is that most cases can be prevented.

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Hiking for Beginners: Where to Start & How to Stay Safe

The weather is warm, trails are open and the great outdoors is calling. Wherever you go, keep these tips in mind for a fun and safe hike.

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How to Choose the Right Athletic Shoes

Choosing the right athletic shoe for your foot is key to moving comfortably, efficiently and safely. Get to know your foot type and follow the tips above to choose an athletic shoe that’s right for you.

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Are You Underfueling?

Underfueling means not eating enough or not eating the right types of foods. If you’ve been underfueling, eating more of the right foods at the right time can help you achieve the intensities and results you have been missing.

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How To Stay Fit From Home If You're Feeling Bored & Unmotivated

Take a look at why it's so important to have an at-home workout routine in place — and how to keep it up even when you're feeling listless or unenergized. 

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Stretches for Runners: How to Warm Up & Cool Down

How you prime your body for a run and how you recover afterward influence your overall performance. PTA Mary Jean McKinnon explains dynamic and static stretches to enhance your next run.

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Nordic Walking for a Full-Body Workout

Nordic walking, or pole walking, is a low-impact, full-body exercise that combines strength and cardiovascular fitness.

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9 Ways to Get Outdoors and Help Your Community and Why It’s Important For Your Kids

Being good stewards to the environment is a great way to support your community and bring your family together, and the earlier you start, the better.

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How to Get a Stronger Core & Better Posture

Your core strength and posture are more linked than you might think. Learn why they're crucial to your overall physical health, how they're related and ways you can improve both.

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