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Exercise bands - Dr. Axe

Exercise Bands & Tubes for Strength, Rehabilitation and Arthritis-Friendly Workouts

Exercise bands, also known as resistance bands or resistance tubing, are one of the best ways to build strength. These affordable pieces of exercise equipment can even help serve as a remedy for joint pain. Even better? They’re super travel-friendly. In fact, they serve as the perfect option for adding resistance when traveling, since they take up very little space in the suitcase. … Read More

Exercise bands - Dr. Axe

Exercise Bands & Tubes for Strength, Rehabilitation and Arthritis-Friendly Workouts

Exercise bands, also known as resistance bands or resistance tubing, are one of the best ways to build strength. These affordable pieces of exercise equipment can even help serve as a remedy for joint pain. Even better? They’re super travel-friendly. In fact, they serve as the perfect option for adding resistance when traveling, since they take up very little space in the suitcase. … Read More

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Calf Exercises & Tricks to Prevent Pain, Injury & Muscle Imbalances

Ever notice how the calf muscle seems to get little attention? Rarely do group fitness classes dedicate blocks of time to calves like they do for ab workouts or the butt. While the calf muscle often goes unnoticed as an important muscle, but it’s more important than you think. And sure, some are born with a nice set of calf muscles, and … Read More

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Psoas muscle - Dr. Axe

A Weak Psoas Muscle Could Be the Cause of that Back Pain

All too often we find ourselves experiencing aches and pains in our bodies, especially in the low back. If you find yourself commonly searching for remedies for fast back pain relief, it may be time to investigate the psoas muscle. The psoas major, technically named iliopsoas, may very well be one of the most important muscles in the body. Why? This … Read More

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Shoulder pain - Dr. Axe

11 Natural Treatments for Rotator Cuff Pain + Best Rotator Cuff Exercises

It’s likely that most of us are unaware of just how important the shoulder is. Well, that is until you injure it. A shoulder that is in pain of any sort, including rotator cuff pain, can cause daily activities such as brushing your teeth, taking a shower, getting dressed, combing your hair and even sleeping very difficult and frustrating. And … Read More

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5 Plantar Fasciitis Natural Remedies + 5 Key Stretches

Roughly 10 percent of the adult population suffers from the type of heel pain known as plantar fasciitis. (1) Plantar fasciitis is caused by inflammation of the thick fascia tissues of the heels. It’s a common running injury and usually triggered due to overuse of the feet during exercise, or from working out with poor form. It can affect either … Read More

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6 Natural Tennis Elbow Remedies for ‘Pain-Free’ Status

Tennis elbow is a painful condition that affects athletes most often, especially those that use their arms frequently and in repetitive ways, like tennis players and golfers. Tennis elbow (the common name for the condition known as lateral epicondylitis) is caused by inflammation around the elbow, which causes stiffness, swelling, joint pain and trouble moving the arm normally. It affects … Read More

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How to Run Light on Your Feet & Avoid Injury

Running is one of the best full-body aerobic exercises known to mankind, great for burning calories and working multiple muscle groups. Unfortunately, it also leads to common running injuries, such as shin splints, a stress fracture or a heel spur. The good news is there is new research out that may give runners a guide on how to run to … Read More

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4 Proprioception Exercises to Improve Balance and Strength

How is it that professional dancers can glide across the room, without looking where they are going and not bump into each other along the way? Proprioception. How can we walk down a flight of stairs at night when the lights are off? Same. Proprioception, simply put, means sense of self. The proprioceptors are sensors that provide information about joint angle, muscle … Read More

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5 Ways Foam Roller Exercises Can Improve Your Workout

If you’ve ever been in a gym, sporting goods store or even the fitness aisle at Target, you’ve probably seen a foam roller. If you felt confused about how to use one, you’re not alone. While becoming more mainstream, foam rollers still remain a mystery to many people and even trainers. Foam roller exercises, also called myofascial release, is a … Read More

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The Best Knee Strengthening Exercises to Relieve Pain

Knee pain is a common ailment among all ages. It can strike young women, as early as teenagers or before, and derail a promising (or at least fun!) athletic career. It can result from chronic exercise and, for example, be a common running injury. The knee problems can also be anatomical or hereditary, or knee pain can gradually become an issue … Read More

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