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Should I use Static or Dynamic Stretching in my Workouts?

Static Stretching

Static and dynamic stretching are both effective methods to increase joint motion and flexibility. Choosing which type of stretch to use in your exercise routine, how to safely perform it and when to do it is more complex.

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5 Best Ankle Braces for Basketball Players

Basketball Player Wearing an Ankle Brace

What type of ankle brace is “the best” for basketball players? With the countless options available, it can be a very daunting task picking the one that is right for you. This article will examine 5 of the best ankle braces readily available to consumers, and discuss the differences in support and comfort of each.

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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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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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