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Avoiding Running Injuries by Sheila Yonemoto, P.T. and Doug Gulick, P.T.

Many years ago Alhambra had the good fortune to interest a world-class runner, Lynn Jennings, in running in one of their Moonlight 8K races. She later went on to win the Bronze medal in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics in the … Continue reading

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Exercise and Aging

Raymond Francis, author of “Never Be Sick Again,” states exercise prevents disease by promoting efficient nutrient delivery to the cells and stimulates the lymphatic system, which is vital for removing toxins from cells. One study shows inactive people are twice … Continue reading

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Travel Fitness

With the holidays upon us, many of us are traveling long distances to visit with friends, relatives or just taking advantage of vacation time. Sometimes this means lifting heavy luggage, sitting for long periods of time or disrupting normal routines … Continue reading

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Understanding Muscle Soreness

Understanding what causes acute muscle soreness can help you deal with it and may help the pain go away faster.  Acute muscle soreness starts during or immediately after strenuous activity and may persist for several hours. Stress-induced ischemia (oxygen starved … Continue reading

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Easy Does It: Pacing Yourself

People need to learn to pace their daily activities in order to “go the distance.” Many times a person wakes up feeling energetic, proceeds to do as much as possible before the pain sets in, and then collapses for the … Continue reading

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Travel Fitness Tips

Even with the high price of gasoline nowadays, many people still travel long distances on business trips or to visit friends and relatives especially over the holidays. Sometimes this means lifting heavy luggage, sitting for long periods of time or … Continue reading

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Flexibility, Stretching, and Range of Motion

The importance of range of movement is readily apparent when working with seniors at a nursing home. One 87-year-old woman who had been active all her life had problems putting on her socks and shoes. Her program consisted of increasing … Continue reading

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Muscle Spasms and Cramps

The Body’s Way of Protecting Itself Have you ever wondered why you get a muscle spasm when you’re merely turning in bed after a quiet and relaxing sleep? Or why a simple heel-cord stretch before running sometimes produces a cramp … Continue reading

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