Fitness

How to Choose the Right Tennis Racquet to Help Prevent Tennis Injuries

June 1, 2012 Ask an Expert
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By Dr. Trina Rowe, DPT Bauerfeind Performance Center Choosing the Best Tennis Racquet for You My clients frequently ask me about how to pick a tennis racquet that is best suited for their needs, particularly if they have had a tennis injury. Retailers carry a variety of different brands—all professing that their technology is superior […]

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Core Exercises for Baby-Boomers: Stage 1

May 11, 2012 Exercise Routines
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Stage 1 core exercises to help you develop the core strength and endurance you need to maintain great posture, a healthy spine, and stable movement patterns as you age.

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A Complete Guide to Curling

April 23, 2012 Sports & Activities
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Although curling has been called “chess on ice” it provides more than just a mental work-out. Curling involves muscular endurance, strength, coordination and cardiovascular conditioning to play well and improves hand-eye coordination.

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Injury Prevention Tips for Active Older Adults

February 28, 2012 Ask an Expert
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By Dr. Andrew Pritikin, DPT Bauerfeind Performance Center No matter how hard you may try to avoid them, all sports have a risk of injury. And the more contact in a sport, the greater the risk of injury. Now, this doesn’t mean that non-contact sports don’t have injury risks at all. In fact, the most […]

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Snowshoeing: Fun, Easy, Affordable

February 23, 2012 Sports & Activities
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By Denise Lodge Snowshoeing requires three elements: you, a snowy area, and snowshoes. More than 6,000 years ago, snowshoeing was a means of travelling across vast snowy plains. By the 1600s, snowshoes had become vital to the Canadian fur trade, and to daily winter travel. Now, while people continue to snowshoe for transportation, the activity […]

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Health Benefits of Cross-Country Skiing

January 12, 2012 Sports & Activities
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By Denise Lodge If you are looking to shed some holiday weight, want to maintain the fitness you enjoy during the summer, or prefer being in the winter wonderland instead of watching it from your window, cross-country skiing is a fun, easy-to-learn option. Cross-country skiing has been a method of traveling over snow-covered terrain for […]

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6 Tips to Manage Knee Pain for Active Adults

November 28, 2011 Ask an Expert
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By Dr. Trina Rowe, DPT, SCS, CSCS at the Bauerfeind Performance Center As a physical therapist treating active patients across the age spectrum, one of the main topics my patients talk to me about it how to manage knee pain non-surgically so that they can continue to enjoy the sports they love without having to […]

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A Complete Guide to Pickleball

November 18, 2011 Sports & Activities
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By Denise Lodge Not all activities are best suited to an outdoor arena, but cold weather does not mean inevitable hibernation. Indoor sports provide excellent opportunities to have fun and be fit, and they do not rely on a particular climate. Badminton, squash, and tennis may first come to mind when you hear “indoor sports,” […]

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6 Ways Exercise Helps People with Osteoporosis

November 14, 2011 Exercise
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By Tanya Long The Importance of Exercise for People with Osteoporosis Regular physical activity improves health in so many ways. Physically active people have a lower risk of developing most chronic diseases. They sleep better and have better emotional health; they have greater energy and stamina; they have more self-confidence and are more productive. The […]

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Cold Therapy vs Heat Therapy: Which is Better?

October 19, 2011 Ask an Expert
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By Dr. Trina Rowe, DPT, SCS, CSCS at the Bauerfeind Performance Center When To Apply Heat or Ice to Injuries It’s the age old question relating to injuries: “Should I apply heat or ice?”  I’m actually surprised at the confusion surrounding this issue. The answer is almost always ice. Heat can actually be detrimental to […]

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