Category Archives: Exercise/Yoga

Charley Horses: What They Are, How They Happen, and How to Treat Them Effectively

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Have you heard anyone scream out “charley horse!” It’s one of those old American expressions that has outlived its folklore. But while the origin of this term may be faint, the experience is not. In fact, it can be unbearably painful. While a charley horse can occur without explanation, there is much we know about […]

Feeling Sore After a Workout? Don’t Do These Things if You Have Muscle Pain or Joint Pain

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Working out in the gym, beginning a new workout routine, or taking up a novel sport can both challenge and support the body. While exercise is regarded as one of the best ways to maintain your physical and psychological wellbeing, sore muscles and aching joints are an inevitable result of new and strenuous exercise. You […]

Wilderness First Aid Guide for Common Muscle and Joint Injuries

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You’ve been practically locked indoors for nearly two seasons and your feet are getting itchy. So, what do you do? You toss your old, dusty camping gear into your camper van (hopefully with your trusty first-aid kit) and make a beeline to a remote nature reserve far beyond civilization with Fido and your bestie—say Death […]

How to Work in Exercise When You Work From Home + 5 Exercises to Get You Started

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Are you struggling to stay active while you’re cooped up and wondering how you can stay healthy and fit while in quarantine? You are definitely not alone. In the current circumstances of lockdown, working out may sound like a farfetched idea. But there are exercises you can do at home without the need for fancy […]

5 Simple Chair Exercises for Pain Relief

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Believe it or not, it is possible to work out while sitting in a chair. And it can be an effective workout, too. Chair exercises are especially effective for seniors, as they offer extra support, enhance stability, improve range of motion, and can be done without any additional equipment besides a chair. They can also […]

How to Reduce Corona Anxiety with Mindfulness & Meditation

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If you have found yourself feeling anxious during the past few weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic, you are not alone. Some of us are living in areas of the country that have been hit harder than others, and the uncertainty of what will come is extremely unsettling. For most people, not knowing what will […]

Physical Education Games for Kids at Home

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If you have found your kids stuck at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, they might be getting a bit antsy as they transition to online learning and spending more time in the house. They may be missing their friends and even be getting tired of watching TV (did you think this was even possible?). […]

Mindfulness and Yoga Exercises for Kids

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The coronavirus pandemic has put our everyday lives on hold, forcing schools to close and kids to spend most of their time inside at home. Even if they have an outdoor space like a backyard available to them, your kid(s) might be starting to go a bit-stir crazy (as you may be, as well). But […]

What Is the Runner’s High and How Can I Get More of It?

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If you are a long-distance runner, you’ve probably experienced the “runner’s high” take over your body. You go into autopilot and the outside world disappears. Your legs seem to float across the pavement – and you no longer feel the stabbing shin splints, side stitches, and anything else that ails you. You are invincible. Happiness […]

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