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Lift weights to lower blood sugar? White muscle helps keep blood glucose levels under control

Lift weights to lower blood sugar? White muscle helps keep blood glucose levels under control | Got Pain? | Scoop.it
Researchers have challenged a long-held belief that whitening of skeletal muscle in diabetes is harmful.
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How to Deal With Marathon Race-Day Problems

How to Deal With Marathon Race-Day Problems | Got Pain? | Scoop.it
If you can learn how to adapt to circumstances both in and out of your control on marathon day, you'll run a smart race. These tips can help.
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Running a successful marathon takes knowledge, planning, execution and a little courage.

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Physical Therapy or Neck Surgery?

Physical Therapy or Neck Surgery? | Got Pain? | Scoop.it
A recent study shows that physical therapy can be effective for neck disc problems.
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A recent study published in Spine indicates that physical therapy can be just as effective as neck surgery at improving function in people suffering from neck pain and radiculopathy (arm pain) from cervical disc disease.

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Randy Bauer's curator insight, April 3, 2013 11:42 AM

The primary focus in Physical Therapy is helping the client that is experiencing neck pain to Self-Manage their symptoms. The Physical Therapist will often see the client 3 times per week to gain as much insight to treatment approach, and defining a strategy to manage this condition on a daily basis. This means that the client must understand and be able to implement self-management strategies at home and work to get an upper hand on the injury. Combining the efforts of the Physical Therapist and Client is the best non-operative approach to management of neck pain, or any other injury that One is attempting to overcome.

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Why You Hate Exercise (and What You Can Do About It)

Why You Hate Exercise (and What You Can Do About It) | Got Pain? | Scoop.it
Starting a new exercise routine is tough, and when your body is in pain from getting into shape it's hard to really enjoy yourself. The Wall Street Journal takes a look at what it is that makes us hate exercise, and what we can do about it.
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Drugs to treat fibromyalgia just as likely to harm as help, review finds

Among fibromyalgia patients taking either of two commonly prescribed drugs to reduce pain, 22 percent report substantial improvement while 21 percent had to quit the regimen due to unpleasant side effects, according to a new review.
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Instead of medications, treatment should be exercise to improve mobility and therapy for coping skills

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When to Retire a Running Shoe

When to Retire a Running Shoe | Got Pain? | Scoop.it
Every runner has an opinion, but the facts to support them are few.
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 How do you know when your shoes are ready for those discard bins in gyms? And if you do get injured, is it fair to blame your shoes?

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Hard And Fast Or Slow And Steady? Choice Of Exercise Matters To Health, Study Says - Forbes

Hard And Fast Or Slow And Steady? Choice Of Exercise Matters To Health, Study Says - Forbes | Got Pain? | Scoop.it
Can short bursts of daily exercise make up for chronic sitting? Unlikely, a new study finds.
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Most every study agrees that sitting for extended periods of time will lead us down a road of poor health and early death.

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Why Four Workouts a Week May Be Better Than Six

Why Four Workouts a Week May Be Better Than Six | Got Pain? | Scoop.it
A fairly leisurely approach to scheduling workouts may actually be more beneficial than working out almost daily, a new study suggests.
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Further proof that something is better then nothing.  Why not start making the right choices now?

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Avoid the Envy Trap - The Energy Project

Avoid the Envy Trap - The Energy Project | Got Pain? | Scoop.it
Discover A Better Way of Working with this blog, by Tony Schwartz and The Energy Project, which provides ideas, tips, strategies and more.
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Is A Corporate Wellness Or Preventive Care Program Right For Your Company? - Forbes

Is A Corporate Wellness Or Preventive Care Program Right For Your Company? - Forbes | Got Pain? | Scoop.it
By Christine Hall Gaining a healthy lifestyle is often at the top of a New Year's resolutions list, but a recent study suggests companies who help their employees achieve that goal can have happier workers and also benefit from health care cost...
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Therapy Plateau No Longer Ends Coverage

Therapy Plateau No Longer Ends Coverage | Got Pain? | Scoop.it
Thousands, and possibly millions, of Medicare beneficiaries with chronic health problems can now continue to be covered for physical therapy because of an action by Congress and a recent court settlement.
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Meniscectomy in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis and a Meniscal Tear? — NEJM

Meniscectomy in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis and a Meniscal Tear? — NEJM | Got Pain? | Scoop.it
Editorial from The New England Journal of Medicine — Meniscectomy in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis and a Meniscal Tear?
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The results of the present trial by Katz and colleagues, together with prior data, suggest that surgery is not routinely needed for presumed symptomatic meniscal tears in patients with knee osteoarthritis and that physical therapy may be appropriate initial management

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I Will If You Will: What Motivates Spouses To Get Fit, Manage Illness

I Will If You Will: What Motivates Spouses To Get Fit, Manage Illness | Got Pain? | Scoop.it
Before spouses take their first step toward fitness, their partner's interest or willingness to participate can sway them, says a Purdue University family studies expert.Marriage commitm
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 "Married people are likely to engage in similar health behaviors and, in general, a married person's lifestyle choices can directly and indirectly influence their partners.

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When Kids Exercise More, Their Grades Might Rise Too – WebMD

When Kids Exercise More, Their Grades Might Rise Too – WebMD | Got Pain? | Scoop.it
Study of young students questions value of phasing out PE in public schools
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Research found that elementary and middle school students who don't get enough exercise are more likely to fail math and reading tests.

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Neck Pain: Combining Exercise and Manual Therapy for Your Neck and Upper Back Leads to Quicker Reductions in Pain - JOSPT – Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy

Neck Pain: Combining Exercise and Manual Therapy for Your Neck and Upper Back Leads to Quicker Reductions in Pain - JOSPT – Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy | Got Pain? | Scoop.it
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Heavy backpacks may damage nerves, muscles and skeleton, study suggests

Damage to muscles and the skeleton is the frequent consequence of carrying heavy backpacks and occupational gear on our backs. New research confirms that damage to the nerves that travel through the neck and shoulders is also a serious risk.
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Why Strength Training May Help You Live Longer - Forbes

Why Strength Training May Help You Live Longer - Forbes | Got Pain? | Scoop.it
Engaging in regular physical exercise or activities has been shown to promote good health, reduce your chances of developing many diseases, and assist you in living a longer, happier and healthier life.
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Yoga Poses for Cycling Back Pain | Bicycling Magazine

Yoga Poses for Cycling Back Pain | Bicycling Magazine | Got Pain? | Scoop.it
Four yoga poses to relieve neck, back and shoulder pain while cycling.
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Fitness 2.0: How to Overcome Exercise and Diet Plateaus With Minimal Effort

Fitness 2.0: How to Overcome Exercise and Diet Plateaus With Minimal Effort | Got Pain? | Scoop.it
You've started exercising better and you're right on the edge of greatness. You weigh less, people notice, and—more importantly—you feel healthier and more confident than you have in ages.
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 Here's how to push past plateaus and take your health and fitness to the next level.

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Strengthening Your Hip Muscles: Some Exercises May Be Better Than Others - JOSPT – Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy

Strengthening Your Hip Muscles: Some Exercises May Be Better Than Others - JOSPT – Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy | Got Pain? | Scoop.it
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Weak hip muscles lead to poor hip motion, and poor hip motion can cause knee, hip, and back pain.

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