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The Latest Post-Exercise Recovery Drink: Got (Chocolate) Milk?

As a mountain biker, I have definitely noticed a big difference in my rehabilitation after rides when drinking two post-exercise recovery beverages commonly used by endurance athletes: Endurox and Accelerade. My first time being introduced to these exercise drinks was after a sprint Triathlon in Cape May. Afterwards, I really had little to no muscle […]

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How To SAFELY Begin a CrossFit Program

Click here to view my quick video on how to safely begin a CrossFit Program!  I recently joined CrossFit located at Gold’s gym in Paramus after feeling my own workout routine was becoming stale and boring. After I signed up, I was carefully guided through a series of movements that make up the core of the […]

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(Safely) Walking in a Winter Wonderland *

We have been quite spoiled with the mild weather so far this winter, haven’t we? The forecast does call for chillier days ahead however. Don’t let the chilly temperatures keep you from enjoying the beauty of winter! If you take your workout outside, follow these safety tips. 1. Warm up for 10 minutes. Starting slowly […]

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Is it best to exercise alone, with a partner, or a group?

Some people view their workouts as a chance to grab some personal, meditative time, while others think of exercise as a social event. Some find that they adhere better to an exercise routine if they work out with a friend or family member. Does exercising alone or with others make a difference to your health? […]

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Get the Skinny on Diets and Exercise

Diet and exercise go hand in hand for people who want to lose weight and maintain good health. High-protein diets, such as the Atkins and South Beach Diets, are popular because they generally result in quicker weight loss than do diets featuring more carbohydrates. But is the high fat content of a mostly protein diet […]

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Putting Your ACL Back Together Again

The ACL—anterior cruciate ligament—provides stability to the knee by keeping the tibia (shinbone) from sliding in front of the femur (thighbone). About 250,000 ACL reconstructions are performed annually in the United States on individuals who experience the condition. ACL tears are not usually sutured together because the repairs do not fare well over time. Instead, […]

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Alleviating Heel Pain with Physical Therapy

Heel pain can be a complex problem, but many times it results just from overuse of the foot.   Heel pain can also result from running, especially with poor form, shoes with insufficient support, a sudden injury to the heel, and physical conditions, such as Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, a pinched nerve at the back of […]

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Vary Your Exercise Routine for Health and Fitness

For exercise to be effective, it must become a regular habit. But precisely because it is a habit, you may easily fall into the trap of doing only one form of exercise that works on a limited set of muscles. However, recent research suggests that health as well as fitness benefits can be gained from […]

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Working Out in the Great Outdoors

Say your gym is expensive, and there are long waits to use certain exercise equipment. Maybe it is time to return to the basics and exercise outdoors. There is considerable evidence that an outdoor workout can be more beneficial than indoor exercise in several ways, especially to improve your mood and relieve stress. One reason […]

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Getting the Right Amount of Exercise

How much exercise is enough? There is no one answer. Age, sex and current fitness level, along with risk factors such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke and excessive weight, must be factored into the equation. All of these considerations may make it impractical to compare various fitness programs. But the following guidelines can help you […]

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