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Shoulder Dislocations: How they happen and what to do

The shoulder is a fascinating joint with incredible flexibility. It is connected to the body via a complex system of muscles and ligaments. Most of the other joints in the body are very stable, thanks to the structure of the bones and ligaments surrounding them. However, the shoulder has so much movement and flexibility that stability is reduced to allow for this. Unfortunately, this increased flexibility means that the shoulder is more vulnerable to joint dislocations. What is a dislocation...

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Tips for beating post workout soreness

Nothing can ruin your enthusiasm for a new workout program faster than the pain and stiffness that sneaks up on you the day after. This delayed reaction from your muscles, known as DOMS or delayed onset muscle soreness, has affected almost all of us at one time or another. While there is no sure-fire cure or prevention for DOMS, here are a few tips to help reduce your symptoms next time you hit the gym Understand what it is. DOMS...

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Five shortcuts to improve your health

Better health isn't just about looking better. It can also help you to feel stronger, more flexible, reduce pain and feel happier overall. If you're an inactive person, it can be challenging to change your lifestyle. Here are a few tips that might make it a bit easier. Sign up for a race or event Fear is a powerful motivator, and having a challenge looming can create a sense of urgency to improve your fitness. You don't need to sign...

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Focus On Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a widespread condition characterised by low bone mass or density. It is primarily a metabolic disorder related to age and general health with a variety of risk factors and causes. The most common and well-known consequence of osteoporosis is weakened bones that can break from small forces that would usually be harmless. In osteoporosis, both the matrix of the bone (similar to scaffolding) and the density of the bone are affected. While bone seems like a static part...

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Exercising and playing sport in the warmer months

As we move from the cooler to the warmer months, we start to consider the impact that the heat can have on the way our body functions when we play sport. However, it should be acknowledged that heat illness can occur even in the cooler weather, after exercising for more than 45 minutes at high intensity. What temperatures should we be concerned about? The guidelines for exercising in the heat suggest that 26-30 degrees produce a moderate to high risk...

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