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Feeling Your Age?

We may not want to admit it, but we are all getting older, especially if your now considered a member of the “Baby Boomer” generation.  Being between the age 50-65 is not a bad age group to be a member of. After all, our generation did a lot, not the least leading the way for the computer, cell phones and wasn’t it Al Gore that invented the internet, Right?  But being that age also means our muscles, legs, arms, basically our bodies may be just a little bit on the worn side.  So, this time of year when the...

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Winter Bike Excursion, Don’t Be Caught While Your Out On The Trail

The Fall and Winter, depending on where you live, is one of the best times of the year to get out and shake the dust off that mountain bike of yours. It’s time to go enjoy the cool, crisp feel of that cold, crisp air as you  bike over those mountain trails and climb up higher up into the hills.  There is just something about being outside this time of year with the leaves beginning to change and that sun, while it may have lost the intensity of the summer time, it’s still enough to provide you with a good...

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Why And When To Use Cold Therapy Treatment

Why Use Cold Therapy? Cold therapy penetrates into tissues to slow circulation, decrease pain and relax muscle spasms. Athletes have long known the benefits of cold therapy, and even "week-end warriors" will find it beneficial in preventing or reducing swelling after exercise. In addition, using cold to slow circulation is helpful in reducing inflammation, swelling and/or bruising after any type of trauma, dental procedure or even an insect bite. Cold therapy is also used on burns to prevent further tissue damage.  Typically, treating an injury, muscle strain or even post-operative care was done using ice. Whether it was a cold...

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Patellar Tendinitis, or Jumper's Knee

If you enjoy running and have  adopted the “Runner’s Lifestyle” where you constantly get out to push yourself a little further  each week, then you’re going to experience some aches and pains  every now and then.  It’s a given, since you’re putting a lot of force on several “Key” joints and muscle groups as you run. When you have consistent aches and pains, especially in your  lower and upper legs that seem to center around your  knees you could be experiencing one of two painful  issues that will need care and cause you to rest those knees for a bit. ...

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A Funny Thing Happened While Hunting For Mushrooms

Fall has to be my favorite time of year. When else can you see the seasons change right before your eyes. The air begins to have a crisp feel to it as the morning and evening temperatures begin to drop and its going to be any day now when you wake up and find that first frost turning the ground and grass a silvery color in the moonlight, right before the sun rises for the day.  And you know that sun is rising a bit later now this time of year, right? But for me, this time of year has...

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