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02
Jan
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Fit Your Bike Properly

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Bicycle riding is great exercise, as long as you are positioned correctly. Otherwise, you may be injured from improper use, repetitive injuries or even crashes!

02
Jan
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Food and Exercise Journal

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Question: I have struggled with keeping my weight under control. I am moderately overweight and exercise, even though I am very sporadic. Do you have any suggestions?

Answer: For most of us, weight management is simply burn as many calories as you take in. Or burn excess calories to lose weight. For those with metabolic disorders such as a thyroid condition, this statement may not be true.

02
Jan
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Form and Function

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Form and function is a basic concept in biology. That is, form will determine function. For example, since we walk upright, our form dictates that we would also run upright. We would not run on all fours. Conversely, function affects form. As you run more, your muscles increase in size to manage this task.

02
Jan
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Gymball Strengthens Your Core

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Question: I keep seeing people use the large exercise balls at the gym. They tell me they are strengthening their core. What is core strength and do these balls really work?

Answer: Yes, the exercise balls really do work to strengthen your core. They are known by many names, such as Stability Balls, Fit Balls, Swiss Balls, and Gymnic Balls. They are low cost, easy to store and a very versatile piece of equipment that you easily can use at home.

02
Jan
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Heel Lifts for a Short Leg

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Heel lifts are used to treat patients that have one leg shorter than the other.  The goal is to balance your pelvis and have you walk evenly.  Various studies have found that at least 50% of all people have one leg shorter than the other.  This is known as Leg Length Inequality. (LLI)

02
Jan
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Hip and Knee Replacement May Cause Uneven Legs

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Hip and knee replacements are common surgeries and may result in one leg longer than the other.   After the new hip or knee parts are implanted, the overall length of your leg may cause you to walk and stand unevenly.  Usually, the surgical leg will become longer rather than shorter.

This is a more common problem with hip replacements rather than knee replacements.  During a hip replacement, the surgeon cuts away the old hip ball and replaces this with a new ball and shaft.  The surgeon must drive the shaft down inside your femur (thigh bone).  It can be difficult to have the new hip match the length of the old hip.

02
Jan
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Holidays Put On Pounds

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Question: Every year I gain seven pounds over the Holidays. How can I avoid this?

Answer: A good way to keep your weight under control is to keep a food and exercise journal.

02
Jan
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Hormone Replacement Therapy

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Question: I am going through menopause and am confused whether to take estrogen or not. Are there any natural supplements that can help?

Answer: Yes, there are natural ways to reduce your symptoms of menopause. But first, let me explain some of the risks and benefits of hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

02
Jan
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How Much Water to Drink

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Question: I am trying to drink more water as I think this is healthy. I am confused as to how much I should drink.

Answer: You are absolutely right. We all take a shower or bath regularly. Drinking a lot of water is like taking a bath on the inside. It helps to flush your system and remove toxins.

02
Jan
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May is Correct Posture Month

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Question: I think I have poor posture and am wondering if there are any changes I can make that would help?

Answer: Poor posture can cause more problems than you may think. When you slouch, you add more stress to your muscles and joints, which in turn can lead to arthritis and degeneration in your joints. It also impairs your breathing, depriving you of oxygen and making you more tired. It impedes circulation and even digestion. Not to mention that it has a negative effect on our attitudes.

What are the benefits of good posture? By keeping bones and joints in correct alignment, there is less wear and tear.