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Ways Health/Fitness Professionals Can Continue to Learn
Ways Health/Fitness Professionals Can Continue to Learn

1. Have an open mind. Realize that opportunities for learning abound. They are everywhere if individuals can learn to recognize them for what they are. The key is to be receptive to and tolerant of new ideas, new notions and conceptual links, and the potential of embracing new challenges.

Chocolate milk: recovery drink
Chocolate milk: recovery drink

Okay, first things first. I LOVE the taste of chocolate milk, it is delicious. That being said I have never confused it with being a particularly healthy or low calorie beverage option. Often times, the inspiration for these articles are from patients or friends who are interested in this particular topic. After many, many TV commercials over the last couple of years with basketball players chugging back some chocolate milk following a workout and having it appear at the end...

Nice to Know Facts About Caffeine
Nice to Know Facts About Caffeine

1. THE NUMBERS DON'T LIE. Caffeine is a naturally occurring mild chemical stimulant that exists in a variety of foodstuff, including coffee, tea, chocolate, and cola drinks. Without question, the average individual consumes a copious amount of caffeine annually. Just in the United States, for example, more than a million metric tons of coffee and three billion pounds of chocolate are ingested each year. As such, caffeine in one form or another is America's most popular drug by far.

Recovering from a torn tendon in the ankle
Recovering from a torn tendon in the ankle

The process of recovery from a torn tendon in the ankle can be long, slow and very painful at times. As well as dealing with rehabilitation issues and any problems arising from pain management, active people can feel very frustrated and upset that they won't be able to get back to a full training programme any time soon – it can take months to recover, and you won't be able to get back to the same level of performance you...

Core stability myths exposed
Core stability myths exposed

Every time I see a new patient for low back pain (which is often, being a chiropractor and all), I always ask them what they are doing for core stability exercises. When they inevitably show me exercises such as Supermans or sit-ups, flattening their backs and sucking in their abs to try and activate their TRANVERSE ABDOMINIS (which is a near impossibility and a total myth), I know there is a lot of work to do. I first regretfully inform...

Nice-to-Know Facts About Happiness
Nice-to-Know Facts About Happiness

1. DEFINING MOMENT. Truth be known, happiness defies having a precise definition. What most people agree on with regard to happiness is that it is personal, as well as a great thing. As such, it can be argued that happiness lies in the way an individual lives and looks at the world.

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