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Fitness Lifestyle

Fitness Lifestyle

Living a Fitness Lifestyle is something I talk about in many of my articles. Living a Fitness Lifestyle is something that we should all strive to live. It does not happen overnight, but is a progression of small steps that leads to a healthier you. A small step toward living a fitness lifestyle is incorporating regular exercise into your life. Regular exercise can play a key role in living a fitness lifestyle by reducing the risk of medical problems, and aiding in any existing medical problems. Striving to live a fitness lifestyle is literally a matter of life

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Benefits of Massage and Self Massage

Benefits of Massage and Self Massage

Benefits of massage and self massage was a topic that was posed to me recently by a journalist for Trail Running magazine. Below is an excerpt from the questions.

TRM: Massage and self massage has played an intricate part of your becoming an ultra trail runner. I understand you had a few nagging injuries associated with your shins. What was the benefit of massage and self massage in enabling you to become an ultra trail runner?

HWR: As you mentioned, my major issue with running was dealing with shin splints. You can read my

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Exercise

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and exercise is possible, even recommended. It is possible to slow damage to the lungs and feel better. Exercise plays an important role in the life of someone with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Yet another benefit of adopting a healthy fitness lifestyle. Before I discuss the exercises that might be appropriate for someone with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), I will go over what conditions lead to COPD, the symptoms of COPD, and the possible medications that someone with COPD might be taking along with their side effect on exercise. Then I will describe a

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Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) and Exercise

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) and Exercise

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure): Adopting a healthy lifestyle can have a positive effective in preventing and treating hypertension. Here is what you can do…

Q) Ask Ray! Ray, I have been diagnosed with hypertension. My resting blood pressure is 145/92. Besides just taking medications I want to start an exercise program. What considerations should I have before I start?

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A) I understand the basis behind the question and will discuss hypertension and how to prevent hypertension, proper breathing during exercise and why it is important,

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Outcomes Management and its Relationship to Fitness

Outcomes Management and its Relationship to Fitness

Outcomes management and its relationship to fitness is as follows: The bottom line of the principles of outcomes management is that the final arbiter of the quality of health care should be the patient. The major focus of outcomes management principles are the “measurements of quality and the impact of the health care interventions received” on the quality of the patient’s lives. Just as important as the health care interventions, is the fact that the patient will play a key role in assessing the outcomes.

Outcomes management links both health care practices and

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Exercise and Cancer Survivors

Exercise and Cancer Survivors Exercise and Cancer Survivorship

Regular and vigorous physical exercise has been scientifically established as providing strong preventative medicine against cancer with the potential to reduce incidence by 40%. The effect is strongest for breast and colorectal cancer; however, evidence is accumulating for the protective influence on prostate cancer, although predominantly for more advanced disease and in older men. Following cancer diagnosis, exercise prescription can have very positive benefits for improving surgical outcomes, reducing symptom experience, managing side effects of radiation and chemotherapy, improving psychological health, maintaining physical function, and reducing fat gain and muscle and bone

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Good Posture: Do you have it?

Good Posture: Do you have it?

Good posture: do you have it, or do you only think you have good posture? Can you define good posture and the benefits that you get from having it? Do you know what the downfall and physical ailments that arise from not having good posture? After reading this article on good posture you should be able to answer all of these questions and hopefully take the necessary steps to correct any deficiencies in your posture.

Good Posture: What Does it Mean to Have it?

When you have good posture your muscles are in balance

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