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Prepare for a hiking weekend

If you lead an inactive life, what better way to break the monotony and spend some time outdoors than on a hiking trip? Hiking offers one of the most affordable and pleasurable ways to pass the time with friends, family or alone. Also, it is a good aerobic exercise that leads to weight loss, a …

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Swimming for fitness

Are you looking for a fun, easy way to boost your metabolism, improve fitness and endurance and lose weight? Then try swimming. This low-impact activity provides aerobic benefits for young and old and can be done all year round if you have access to a heated, indoor pool. Many people who suffer from joint disease …

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Exercising during travel

Going on a business trip? A week’s vacation? Wondering how you would get your exercise in during that time? Don’t worry. Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, with a little bit of imagination you can have fun without sacrificing your fitness level. Today, most hotels have a gym, but in case yours doesn’t …

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Exercises you can do in the office

Many people who perform desk-bound jobs complain they do not have time to exercise or they simply get absorbed in their work and forget to have a break. Many suffer from being overweight and its attendant problems. The fact is you don’t have to take your office job sitting down. Wonderful opportunities present themselves to …

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Keeping lower back pain at bay

Most people will suffer from back pain at some stage in their life. Overwork, injury, poor posture or poor physical condition can all lead to back pain. Some people suffer from chronic back pain and have resigned themselves to accepting this as their fate, however with the help of physiotherapy, back pain can be eliminated. …

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Preparing for a knee replacement

When all other means of controlling knee pain have failed, a total knee replacement may be the only answer. However, the thought of having a knee replacement is enough to make most people very nervous. With some advice from us and careful preparation, you can get over the procedure with very little discomfort. Before the …

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Overcoming shin splints

The term “shin splints” refers to pain along the inner side of the shinbone or tibia. It is an injury that is seen frequently in runners, however, anyone who is active can be subjected to this painful condition. The term also includes stress fractures, inflammation of the tendons on the outside of the ankle and …

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