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What are the Key Differences Between Sleeve and Wraparound Knee Braces?

McDavid 429 Hinged Knee Brace

Two different knee brace options are sleeve and wraparound application styles. They are not created equal, and serve different roles, depending on the injury, patient age, activity level or sport, and condition of the knee joint. Find out what the key differences are between these two styles, and you’ll be better equipped to reach for the right brace for yourself.

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ACL Injury Prevention Programs

BOSU Ball used to train balance and help reduce ACL tears

Athletes should incorporate ACL prevention programs into their daily workout routines to help reduce the chances of suffering a possible season ending ACL tear. Programs can be incorporated into a warm up, strength training, or as a standalone program in only about 15 minutes per day. Programs that focus on plyometrics, balance, stretching, and strengthening exercises seem to work best.

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Types of Knee Braces: A Guide to Finding the Right Knee Brace

hinged-knee-brace

Knee pain is a very common ailment affecting a wide range of people. A variety of knee braces from many well-known manufacturers such as DonJoy, Breg, Ossur, McDavid, and Cho-Pat are available to help alleviate the pain associated with different knee injuries. With the help of a medical professional, finding the right brace for a specific injury can be easy.

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Lose Weight, Stay Fit, Without a Fad Diet

Eating healthy can help you lose weight

Fad diets require you to eat fewer calories than you need to live. Many involve risky behaviors and restrictions that can adversely affect your health and even slow down your metabolism. Once you have completed your crash diet you are left with a body that burns calories slower than before you started, resulting in weight gain. Don’t give in to instant gratification, learn to spot fad diets and how to lose weight and maintain gains the healthy and responsible way.

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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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