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Healing Bruises -

Bruising is a part of life. If you are active, you can get bruises from exercising vigorously. Or you are participating in a sport and crash full force into an opponent - or the equipment - or the ground. But you can also get a bruise from bumping into a piece of furniture or tripping over the dog. So let’s take a look at what, exactly, a bruise is, and how to treat it. Basic information According to WebMd.com, a bruise happens when the small blood vessels under the skin break and bleed. But the skin isn’t broken, so the...

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Get K-Tape To Stick -

So you’ve invested in kinesiology tape and are excited to use it. But it starts peeling off long before the minimum three days it’s supposed to last. How frustrating! Before you write off the tape or the brand as unworkable, stop. Are you applying it correctly? There are many factors that could be affecting how well the tape adheres to your skin. Below is a list of tips that will help improve your ability to make the tape stick. Preparing the Skin Remove excess body hair. Kinesiology tape is made to stick to the skin. If there is too much...

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Blisters -

When we think of sports injuries, our minds jump to strains, sprains and even breaks. But the lowly blister is responsible for putting athletes, from the recreational to the professional, out of commission as well. Just think of marathon runners, tennis players, soccer players, golfers, hikers, rowers, weightlifters and crossfit athletes. These guys and gals get blisters on their feet and hands regularly. The internet is full of blogs where professionals share their stories and advice on how to treat blisters. What Is A Blister? A blister is a sac of serum, plasma, blood or pus that forms between the...

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Soccer Injury Prevention -

Goal! Soccer fans around the world are immersed in the glory that is the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament. But more than just the magnificent display of skills and the spectacular goals are catching our attention. In the heat of the match, and even during training sessions, players are getting injured. For example, the Independent reported that Brazil defender Danilo was pulled from the match against Costa Rica because he “tweaked” his thigh during training. While soccer is generally considered safer than full body contact sports such as American football, the quick start and stop motions, as well as inadvertent...

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Warm Ups -

Your Gym Teacher Was Right: Warming Up Is Important I remember my junior high school gym teacher making us run laps and do jumping jacks and lunges before we got to play volleyball or dodgeball. “Warm-ups help you perform better,” she used to tell us. And, though we rolled our eyes as only pre-teens can, research has shown she was right. But not just any kind of warm-ups will do. Experts, such as professional trainers, the American Council on Exercise and Harvard Medical School, recommend a gradual approach that combines aerobic exercise with dynamic stretching that works the muscles that...

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