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Exercising for Leg Pain

What are the best leg exercises for knee pain? It's such a common question and over many years, working with hundreds of patients, I’ve pulled together a selection of mid-level exercises that I have found work well for all sorts of knee pain.

Here you will find some of the best leg exercise...

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A Few Ways to Boost Your Metabolsim

Power Up With Proteins

Since protein has a high thermic effect, your body will burn more calories to digest it. Score! When it comes to protein, Amanda Carlson-Phillips, vice president of nutrition and research for Core Performance, recommends including a lean protein source in every meal.

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Will 10,000 Steps a Day Make You Fit?

Will 10,000 Steps a Day Make You Fit?


Wearable devices that monitor physical well-being and fitness are incredibly popular. The number sold is expected to increase from 17.7 million in 2014 to more than 40 million this year.1

Personally, I use the Jawbone UP24 and have found it ver...

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Walk Everywhere you can!

I have fallen in love with walking!

When I first started, I had gained enough weight that it was adversely affected a seriously degenerated spinal condition I have....and it was very painful and very difficult.

Sweat would also just pour off me! But I kept it up - my brother has lost ...

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Eat less food (calories in), work out more (Calories burned)

Stop half ass-ing the workouts, go at it hard for a solid hour to hour and one half. When finished, you should look like you came out of a pool, no matter what you do. Forget having the latest gadgets to monitor your activity. Go old-school and earn it. If you are retired, wasting away time and l...

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My Newest Fitness Favorite

Recently I made a challenge to get in some fitness training. I knew if I was challenged and had someone to answer to I would be motivated to meet the challenge. A team member had made the challenge to herself and posted it on our team page. The challenge was to do at least 20 minutes or more st...

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5 Foam Rolling Mistakes to Avoid

5 Foam Rolling Mistakes to Avoid

Foam rollers are inexpensive, easy to use and take up little space, so it’s no wonder they’re now popular in health clubs, physical therapists’ offices, and home gyms. What’s more, they’re incredibly effective for working out "knots" or trigger points in your ...

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Track Exercise and Housework Activities Every Day to Help Keep Your Exercise Program Challenging

I find that tracking my exercise program is just as important as tracking my food intake. As with recording my food intake, I have the greatest success when I make it a point to track all of my exercise activities every day. Tracking lets me know what types of activities I am doing and how long I ...

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Exercising for Lower Back Pain

A Marathon of Sitting Leads to Low Back Pain

Upon awakening one may sit to have coffee or breakfast before sitting to drive to work. When arriving at work the corporate employee will often sit at a desk or in meetings until lunch. Lunch involves more sitting, before sitting at the desk to fin...

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Love your workout

This is what works for me:

Choose an exercise you love or you won't stick to it, it will become a chore. It is more expensive to go to a gym that is 'cheaper' if you never show up. Go to a gym that is convenient to either your home or your job, you can go right from work then have the added b...

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