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Bouncing Back after an Injury

Emily was just weeks away from a big race when she was hit by a car. Find out how she kept her spirits up--and how she's doing now.
Posted 3/8/2011  6:01:29 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 64 comments   20,180 views
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The Benefits of Cross-Training: Now Iím a Believer

A running injury has forced me to try other activities and has shown me that Iím not really as fit as I thought I was. Could there really be a benefit to cross-training?
Posted 11/16/2010  5:55:39 AM By: Jen Mueller : 57 comments   17,754 views
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I'm Injured. So Now What?

Donít get me wrong, Iím totally bummed that Iím injured and can't run. But there are a few reasons it hasn't been as terrible as I expected.
Posted 10/22/2010  3:06:52 PM By: Jen Mueller : 102 comments   24,015 views
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Basketball Leads the Pack for Traumatic Brain Injury

According to a study released last week in Pediatrics, youth basketball is responsible for more traumatic brain injuries in our youth in comparison to other sports.
Posted 9/18/2010  9:29:28 AM By: Nancy Howard : 32 comments   14,922 views
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Running Inconveniences Part 3

Many runners have experienced shin splints at least once in their running careers, but just by making some small alterations in their training can help offset the risk.
Posted 6/12/2010  10:00:00 AM By: Nancy Howard : 53 comments   18,747 views
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Running Inconveniences Part 1

Running injuries go beyond the scope of knees and hips, many times the smallest inconveniences can sideline a runner if proper preventive measures are not taken.
Posted 5/19/2010  4:00:00 PM By: Nancy Howard : 60 comments   20,600 views
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Runner's Knee: Exercise or Rest, Which is Best?

One of the most common injuries to plague a runner is known as runner's knee. Is it best to rest or does exercise therapy help relieve the pain?
Posted 11/18/2009  4:00:00 PM By: Nancy Howard : 45 comments   119,971 views
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85% of Us Are Wearing the Wrong Workout Shoes--Are You Among Them?

When it came to workout shoes, I always chose style over support. What a mistake!
Posted 9/4/2009  10:27:07 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 113 comments   63,323 views
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Want To Avoid Knee Problems? Start Running!

Although it's a common perception that running causes knee problems and will leave you hobbling around in your later years, does research support that idea? Not necessarily.
Posted 8/28/2009  2:17:09 PM By: Jen Mueller : 120 comments   39,578 views
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Improve Your Balance in 3 Simple Steps

How often do you exercise to improve your balance? Here are some easy ways to add balance training to your workouts without spending more time in the gym.
Posted 7/22/2009  11:15:30 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 54 comments   24,512 views
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5 Tips to Keep Kids Safe around Home Exercise Equipment

I heard the story about Mike Tyson's 4-year-old daughter dying in a freak treadmill accident, I assumed this kind of thing was pretty rare. I was surprised to learn it isn't.
Posted 7/7/2009  6:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 37 comments   24,186 views
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Wii Warriors Outnumber Weekend Warriors in the Doctorís Office

Can lunging across your living room, Wii remote in hand, to return a vicious topspin forehand from your TV set be more risky to your health than a real game of tennis?
Posted 4/28/2009  7:02:40 PM By: Dean Anderson : 97 comments   6,073 views
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5 Winter Weather Risks to Avoid

With many parts of the country experiencing harsh winter weather conditions so early in the season, take time to read how to protect yourself from the elements.
Posted 1/3/2009  6:00:04 AM By: Nancy Howard : 70 comments   8,099 views
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Fitness Defined: Open and Closed Chain Exercises

You've probably never heard of these exercises, but chances are, you do them all the time without even knowing it...
Posted 10/3/2008  6:03:43 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 80 comments   224,225 views
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