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Tips to Avoid and Treat Whiplash

Tips to Avoid and Treat Whiplash

Whiplash is a common injury following automobile accidents. Notable symptoms include neck pain, headaches, tightness, and decreased range of motion.     An Ounce of Prevention It is always easier to avoid a car crash than recuperate from one. Stay focused on the road and get rid of distractions so that you are driving safely. Starve – Not really. Just don’t eat while you’re...

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Pet Chiropractors – It’s a “Thing”

Pet Chiropractors – It’s a “Thing”

We all want what’s best for our pets. We buy them the most nutritious food, the coolest toys, and sometimes we treat them even better than our children. So why not give them the best healthcare possible? In today’s pet-crazy world, caring for your pet entails far more than simply feeding them and providing shelter. Like us, our pets have complex bodies, so keeping those...

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Desk Job Back Pain – 6 Stretches That Help

So you’ve finally landed that new gig – the one in the fancy air-conditioned office generic cubicle with poor air circulation, overlooking a vast city skyline an ever-amassing pile of post-its. Your first day nearly causes you a heart-attack goes swimmingly, but afterwards as you recline at home you begin to feel some unfamiliar aches and pains. You have two options at this point. You...

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8 Exercises for Contractors to Stay Healthy & Avoid Injury

In a world where most industries are dominated by desk jobs and where people find their extra pay by driving, it is easy to focus on fitness solutions for the problems that plague those sedentary lifestyles. It is equally easy to take for granted the contractors and workers who construct those offices in which those workers live those sedentary lives, and easy to overlook...

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Stretches to Help Nurses Prevent Pain – The Backbone of Healthcare

Nurses are the backbone of the healthcare world. They are simultaneously the support and the front lines, and they carry an extraordinary burden, both emotionally and physically. Because of this, nurses are uniquely susceptible to a variety of back and other health issues. Fortunately, there are also a variety of stretches and exercises nurses can do to stay healthy and pain-free while they keep the...

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7 Pain-Relieving Stretches for Professional Drivers

The professional driving business has been booming across the Pacific Northwest. For passengers, this is a guaranteed convenience, as companies such as Lyft and Uber have a constant presence on the roads. For drivers, however, this means many hours spent sitting in seats that are not exactly ergonomic, and options for staying limber while in the car are painfully limited, in more ways than...

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How to Best Protect Your Muscles and Joints during Cold Winter Months

How to Best Protect Your Muscles and Joints during Cold Winter Months

Feeling a little stiffer after a day in the office now that autumn has turned to winter? Does it take your arms and legs a little longer to wake up when you’re preparing for your workout? Is your uncle complaining that his knee hurts so a storm must be coming? Well the good news is that you’re not alone. These are all just symptoms...

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6 Tips for How to Safely Exercise During the Extreme Heat of the Summer

6 Tips for How to Safely Exercise During the Extreme Heat of the Summer

Whether it’s exercising more often to keep up that ‘summer bod,’ or just having more fun playing sports outside on a nice day, when the sun comes out, we become active. Yet with that summer sun comes the heat, which can have significant effects on your muscles and the way your body works. Here are a few things to be aware of when playing...

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How To Warm Up Your Arm For Throwing

How To Warm Up Your Arm For Throwing

When you’re a pitcher on a baseball team, you have to make sure that your shoulder and arm are prepared to throw 50 to 75 pitches during a game. Injuries happen when your muscles aren’t ready to exert that kind of force. It stresses your muscles and joints, so you need to have a plan to warm up. Before you do anything, make sure...

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Sitting Is The New Smoking

Sitting Is The New Smoking

There is no denying that smoking is a lifestyle choice with serious health repercussions. Most people are aware of this and have made a conscious decision not to start smoking. Unfortunately, these same people may face just as high of a cancer risk if they lead a sedentary lifestyle. Unlike past generations where most people engaged in physical labor to earn a living, we live...

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