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Seven Tips For Summer Running Success

Runners are a dedicated bunch.  Most pound the pavement in every kind of weather: rain, snow, hail and even the blazing heat.  But did you know that running in the hot summer heat can actually be hazardous to your health if not approached correctly?  It absolutely can – here’s an overview of how and why, and what you can do […]

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How to Avoid an Injury

While injury isn’t always avoidable, you can reduce your risk, which will allow you to continue working toward your health and fitness goals — without pain holding you back. Here’s how to do that: 1. Do the Right ExercisesThe right exercises depend on your goals, health, and fitness level. Doing exercises that are too much or not right for you […]

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Why Not to Skip Your Rest Day

The success of an exercise program doesn’t come solely from performing the exercises themselves. It also entails taking adequate rest and recovery days so that your body isn’t overloaded with stress and has time to repair and recoup. The Benefits of a Regular Rest Day Recovery happens when we rest. In fact, this is an essential part of the success […]

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Lower Back Pain: How Exercise Helps

If you have low back pain, you are not alone; in fact, nearly every adult will encounter low back pain (LBP) at some point in their lives, which makes this an important topic of discussion.Research clearly shows that physical activity is beneficial in the prevention and management of low back pain. Below are answers to common questions that we get […]

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How to Reduce Your Fall Risk

According to a 2019 scientific review, about one-third of individuals aged 65 years and older fall each year. And about one in every five falls results in broken bones or head injuries, which can significantly reduce quality of life.The good news? Exercise can reduce the risk of falls by 50% in those 70 years and older. At Nielsen Fitness, this […]

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Is Collagen Worth The Hype?

What does collagen do? Collagen is a supplement that’s getting a lot of attention these days. It is found in skincare products because of its anti-aging and skin-firming benefits – and also available as a supplement, which many people put in their morning coffee and other beverages (tea, smoothies, etc.)Below is some more information on collagen, its benefits, and how […]

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Can Exercise Reverse Osteoporosis?

Can Osteoporosis be reversed by exercising? After the age of 50, bones begin to breakdown faster than they are formed. As a result, bones that were once very solid become more porous as time goes on.The good news is that, even though we can’t stop the clock, we can defer and even prevent osteoporosis so you can continue to feel […]

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Working Out With an Injury

How to workout with an Injury? There’s no doubt about it – injuries can be frustrating, especially for those who exercise frequently. But you don’t have to stop working out – in fact, staying mobile is one of the best things you can do for yourself while nursing an injury. Below is our advice for coping with, diagnosing and healing […]

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Why are my muscles sore after exercising?

WHY ARE MY MUSCLES SORE AFTER EXERCISING? ‘No Pain, No Gain’ used to be a pretty common phrase. Plastered across graphic tees, bumper stickers, and other advertisements suggesting people need to feel pain in order to get fit.Truth, or a rhyme with no reason? This phrase could be responsible for the culture of pain pushers. Thankfully, this theory isn’t considered […]

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