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Prevent Repetitive Strain Injuries by Sitting properly

If you work in an office and use a computer, you can avoid injury by sitting in the right position and arranging your desk correctly. Follow these tips: Support your back Avoid back pain by adjusting your chair so that your lower back is properly…
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Back Pain: The fast facts

What Is Back Pain? Fast Facts: An Easy-to-Read Series of Publications for the Public http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Back_Pain/back_pain_ff.asp Back pain can range from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp pain that makes it hard to…
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Handout on Back Pain from the National institute of health

Handout on Health: Back Pain http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Back_Pain/default.asp This publication is for people who have back pain, as well as family members, friends, and others who want to find out more about it. The publication describes…
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Doctors writing prescriptions to get patients active

Canadian doctors are increasingly turning to prescriptions of exercise as a means to prevent and treat a host of illnesses. In Leduc, Alta., south of Edmonton, family doctors realized the authoritative impact of a physician's prescription. For a…
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Exercise 'as Good as Medicines' in Treating Heart Disease and Diabetes

Exercise may be just as good as medication to treat heart disease and should be included as a comparison when new drugs are being developed and tested, scientists say. In a large review published in the British Medical Journal on Wednesday,…
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Choosing the right Footwear

  Wearing the appropriate athletic shoe for specific sports activities can improve comfort and performance, and most importantly, prevent injuries. Sports can place tremendous pressure on the feet, ankles, and legs. Running and jumping,…
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Herniated Disk Causing Back Pain

Herniated Disk in the Lower Back Sometimes called a slipped or ruptured disk, a herniated disk most often occurs in your lower back. It is one of the most common causes of low back pain, as well as leg pain (sciatica). Between 60% and 80% of…
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Running Injury Prevention

Tips for a Safe Running Program   Although running injuries are quite common, you can reduce your risk for injury. Be sure to follow the proper conditioning and training programs, wear the appropriate apparel and footwear, and be aware…
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Would you benefit from Orthotics? Here's what research tells us.

Orthotics Custom molded Orthotic devices like these are frequently used to treat various conditions of the foot and ankle. They are often very effective in relieving common lower extremity complaints. Orthotic devices may be recommended for…
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Exercise for Bone Health

Exercise and Bone Health Most people are familiar with many of the benefits of exercise, such as reducing the risk for heart disease and stroke, and preventing obesity. Perhaps not as well understood is the importance of regular physical activity…