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Foam Rolling

What Does Foam Rolling Do?

Slow Your Roll: Investigating the Effects of  Foam Rolling  By Casey Jackson and the ReQuest Team    There seems to be a lot of mystery surrounding the act of foam rolling. Rumors of foam rollers decimating knots in the muscles, significantly reducing…

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Happy person– good mood!

Why Does Exercise Impact Mood?

Feeling Good from the Inside-Out Are you feeling sad or down? Exercise might help your mood! Exercise can positively impact your health in a myriad of ways, with the most well-known benefits including improvements in strength, stability, and endurance that…

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Side plank for lower back pain

How Can You Strengthen Your Core & Reduce Chronic Low Back Pain?

The Top 4 Exercises That Will Reduce Chronic Low Back Pain.   According to a 2006 study(1) nearly half of the United States population will suffer from Chronic Lower Back Pain (CLBP) at some point, and another study(2) indicates that chronic lower…

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woman using elastic resistance band

Elastic Resistance Band or Traditional Weight Training?

How do the Results of Elastic Resistance Bands Compare to Traditional Weights? Anyone who has practiced strength training or rehabilitation has probably used an elastic resistance band or seen someone using one as part of their exercise routine. It’s reasonable…

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Physical Therapy Can Help You Leave The Pain Relievers Behind

If you’re taking pain relievers and just don’t want to stay dependent on them forever, physical therapy can be exactly the solution you need. Physical therapy can be very beneficial for both short-term pain (usually, that which lasts just a…

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Man stretching his hamstring muscles to prevent injury- may not be the best option.

Hamstring Injuries- How to Prevent Them

The Most Effective Exercises for Strengthening and Preventing Injury in the Hamstring! Hamstring Injuries Hamstring injuries have been the bane of many athlete’s existence, because the lightlihood of reinsuring is high. They are also often extremely painful in the initial phase. These injuries…

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