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The Importance of Fitness as We Age

The Importance of Fitness as We Age

There are countless reasons why we tend to slow down and become more sedentary as we age. Health problems, weight gain or pain issues, together with a fear of falling, are some of the most common reasons the elderly refrain from engaging in exercise.
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Travel Bucket List: Top 6 Places to See in Your Lifetime

Travel Bucket List: Top 6 Places to See in Your Lifetime

Delicate pink cherry blossoms are a lovely sight to behold anywhere, but they’re especially beautiful in Japan’s Meguro River, where over 800 trees release their blossoms into the water each spring. Walking down the riverbanks while gazing upriver, watching the petals shimmer and scatter on the smallest breezes, is truly breathtaking.
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The Biggest Golf Injuries and How to Treat Them

The Biggest Golf Injuries and How to Treat Them

Nothing ruins your golf game like a golf injury. Whether you suffered the damage during a golfing match, or some other fitness activity, it's impossible to maintain a good swing when your elbows, wrists, shoulders, or legs are in pain. Here are a few of the most common golf injuries to look out for, as well as the best ways to treat them.
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How to Help Flat Feet

How to Help Flat Feet

We’ve all heard the expression, “flat-footed,” but what exactly does it mean? Pes Planus, also known as “fallen arches”, affects about 60 million Americans, or about 25% of the population. While flat feet are usually painless, they can sometimes lead to a number of problems and health complications. In this post, we will discuss the causes of flat feet and some treatments that can help.
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How to Keep Your Muscles Strong As You Age

How to Keep Your Muscles Strong As You Age

As you age, the muscles in your body age with you. Even if you have stayed in shape throughout your entire life, it is very likely that your muscles will weaken over time. In fact, most people begin to experience muscle loss in their early- to mid-40s. Known as sarcopenia, this gradual loss of muscle continues as we become seniors, often with dangerous and detrimental results. Luckily, there are a number of things that you can do to keep your muscles strong and healthy as you age.
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The Best Low-Impact Fitness Activities

The Best Low-Impact Fitness Activities

At some point or other, most people will find themselves recovering from an injury or suffering from a chronic, painful condition such as rheumatoid arthritis. Whether you are concerned about potential weight gain or simply want to maintain your cardiovascular health and fitness, low-impact exercises will allow you to reach your goals without damaging your body further.
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Top 10 People Who Benefit from Compression Sleeves

Top 10 People Who Benefit from Compression Sleeves

Sitting, standing, or remaining in any position for long periods of time can result in venous insufficiency. The walls in your veins can weaken, valves can be damaged, and blood flow through your veins can be restricted. A compression sleeve on your feetlegsknees, or wrists can stimulate venous activity by increasing the flow of blood through your veins and to your muscles and heart.
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Why our Calf Sleeves and Leg Sleeves are so Comfortable

Why our Calf Sleeves and Leg Sleeves are so Comfortable

If you’ve spent some time exploring our site, you already know that our compression sleeves use patented compression zone technology to improve circulation, support muscles, and aid in recovery.
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Make Her Day with These Unique, Last-Minute Mother's Day Gifts

Make Her Day with These Unique, Last-Minute Mother's Day Gifts

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, which means you only have a few precious days left to buy the perfect Mother’s Day gift. No need to panic, though: you have technology. With the help of free shipping and this handy gift guide, there’s no need for your mother to ever know how late you are (although, as they say, a mother always knows).
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What is Edema?

What is Edema?

If you’ve ever been stung by a bee or bitten by a mosquito, you have had edema. Edema is simply the medical term for the swelling of tissues as the body responds to injury or discomfort. In some cases, edema can result from something as small and simple, such as a twisted ankle or bug bite; in others, it can be a result of a serious condition which requires immediate medical attention. In this post, we discuss the causes, symptoms, and risk factors for edema, as well as treatment options which can prevent it from returning.
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6 Stretches that can Help Relieve Shin Splints

6 Stretches that can Help Relieve Shin Splints

Earlier this month, we wrote 7 Tips to Relieve Shin Splints, a practical guide to help relieve the symptoms of this common, painful condition. Among our many suggestions was that of performing stretches in order to aid your recovery. In order to assist you, we’ve created this handy collection of simple calf and heel stretches. 
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How Compression Sleeves Can Help Rheumatoid Arthritis

How Compression Sleeves Can Help Rheumatoid Arthritis

If you’re one of the 53 million Americans suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, even routine tasks such as climbing the stairs or opening a jar may be painful, difficult obstacles. However, while many people simply accept chronic rheumatoid arthritis pain as “part of getting older”, there are steps you can take to help control it. In the following post we discuss how medical-grade neoprene compression sleeves can be part of an effective rheumatoid arthritis treatment that will reduce your discomfort and help you walk easy again.
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