Ultra-Processed Foods and Increased Cancer Risk

A new European study published in The BMJ shows a potential link between the consumption of “ultra-processed” foods and illness — specifically, a 10% increase in the proportion of these foods in a person’s diet was associated with a more than

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Does Physical Therapy Work to Relieve Tendinitis?

You’ve got an ache or a pain and you’re wondering if it’s tendinitis. Or you know you have tendinitis, and you’re wondering what type of treatment is available. Will physical therapy help? Or maybe you’re just wondering what the difference

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The Physical Therapist’s Guide to Stretching

We know we need to stretch. People have been telling us so our entire lives. It’s like the wisdom of the ages, passed down from your middle school P.E. teacher to that guy at the gym who keeps offering to critique your deadlift. But while stretc

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Can A Person Be Both Fat and Fit?

There was a time not too long ago when fitness and fatness might have seemed mutually exclusive. Lately, however, the idea that you can be fit and fat at the same time has been debated with increasing frequency—and it’s not likely to go away any

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How to Maintain Your Balance (Literally) as You Get Older

Feeling wobbly? You’re not alone. Loss of balance isn’t just for old people anymore, according to a study from the Journals of Gerentology. The two-year survey of mobility, strength, endurance, and balance showed the expected results of steady de

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A Common Answer to Common Health and Fitness Questions

When it comes to health and fitness, there are a number of long-running (occasionally passionate) debates that could each be settled by the same one-word answer: Diet or exercise? Strength training or cardio? Weights or resistance bands?

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Exercise Alone Is Not Enough for Weight Loss

We promote exercise at every opportunity with good reason. Exercise is the number one thing you can do to start improving your health today, unless you’re a smoker. If that’s the case, the first best thing you can do is quit smoking — and also

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