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Tape All Hype or Scientifically Sound

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It’s difficult to find a single sporting event where you won’t see an athlete wearing colorful tape somewhere on their body. You may have wondered what it is, and more importantly what it’s used for. The tape is called kinesio tape and was initially developed by a Chiropractor about 40 years ago. It works by providing a slight mechanical assistance to joints and muscles and by stimulating proprioception, which is your body’s ability to know where it is in space.

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Posted in Pain Relief, Sports



Dynamic Stretching A New Way to Feel Better

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You’ve probably been told many times that you should stretch before and after a workout. Most people never do because static stretching is boring and takes some extra time at the gym. However, there is a way to combine stretching with your workout. It’s called dynamic stretching, and not only is it more fun, but researchers have discovered it’s more effective at reducing injuries and increasing range of motion than static stretching alone.

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Posted in Sports



Foam Rolling It Hurts So Good

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Foam rolling has exploded in popularity over the past few years. No longer used only by athletes and trainers, foam rolling, a type of myofascial release, is now used by people at all levels of fitness. The goal of foam rolling is to improve muscle function, performance, and range of motion. When a tight muscle or trigger point is released, you’re better able to move freely, move with less pain, and improve your overall performance.

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Posted in Sports



Moving Kids Towards Better Health

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Life is motion. Moving every day is crucially important to your overall health and wellness. Everything from cardiovascular disease to depression has been tied to a lack of physical activity. This isn’t something that only adults need to be aware of. Getting enough physical activity as a child is an important step in reducing the risk of chronic disease in adulthood.

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Posted in Healthy Living



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