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Tips to Avoid Joint and Hip Injuries

Hip Joint

Joints take quite a beating over the course of a person’s life, causing wear-and-tear damage that can lead to osteoarthritis and other chronic joint conditions. Weight-bearing joints, like hips and knees, are among the most vulnerable to this type of damage. Avoiding joint and hip injuries is an important step toward that goal and can help prevent disabling joint problems later in life.

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Ankle Sprains: Anatomy, Symptoms, and Treatment

Ankle Sprain

One of the most common injuries in athletics is a lateral ankle sprain. This is when the foot is inverted (foot rolls so the inside of the foots arch is facing up) and one or more of the ligaments on the outside of the ankle is damaged. There are different grades of ankle sprains depending on severity as well as the ligament that is injured. The signs and symptoms of the injury help determine the grade, treatment and healing time of the sprain.

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Flexibility: An Important Component in Your Fitness Regimen

Woman working on Flexibility

Flexibility is a key contributor in injury prevention and should be an important part of any fitness program. When performed regularly and correctly, stretching can decrease the likelihood of injury and increase overall performance. Stretching can also assist in the development of motor skills, improve body positioning and strength for sports, and relieve aches and pains from stress or being in a stagnant position for a long period of time.

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An Athlete’s Guide to Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating for Atheltes

Simple suggestions that active individuals and athletes should take into consideration when attempting to improve eating habits to obtain a healthier way of life and better overall performance. Carefully following these guidelines will be beneficial to you when training as an athlete and help provide an overall healthier lifestyle.

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