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Table Tennis

Debra Murray

  What is Table Tennis?    Table tennis is a popular option for adults interested in building cardiovascular and muscular health. The game also offers opportunities to spend time with family and friends while getting daily exercise.     Table tennis originated in England as a popular, indoor game. Also known as Ping Pong, a variation of table tennis was developed by British military officers while on duty in India. The first versions of the game were composed of a row of books on a table as a net and two other books as rackets. The book “rackets” were used to...

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Tai Chi

Debra Murray

How Tai Chi Can Aid in Reducing Pain     If shoulders are stiff, hips are creaking, or knees ache, there’s a good chance Tai Chi can help. An ancient Chinese martial art, Tai Chi has recently emerged as a popular form of low-impact exercise. Often recommended by physical therapists for back pain relief, it is an effective method of relieving osteoarthritis pain by working to improve balance and body strength. In recent research published by the National Center for Biological Information, Tai Chi was proven to relieve Fibromyalgia, lower back pain and osteoarthritis.`    Tai Chi’s recent surge in popularity...

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Tendinitis

Debra Murray

Understanding Tendinitis  Tendinitis is a condition that causes painful and pesky inflammation of the tendons. A tendon is a fibrous cord that attaches muscles to a bone. Tendons are highly critical, as they play the role of a pulley to assist the muscles to move a joint and all muscles can be susceptible to this condition. However, some of them are more exposed than others. This condition mostly affects those muscles that are actively in use, for instance, the biceps, calves, hands, shoulders, thumbs, and wrists.   Are these injuries only associated with sports and physical activities? It is a common...

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Tennis

Debra Murray

For the Love of Body & Mind Running, cycling and swimming might be the first sports to come to mind when taking up a new activity. Consider an option which not only works out the body but the mind as well, like tennis. Most people don’t realize all the health benefits of playing tennis. Many folks may not know playing tennis for one hour burns about 600 calories, making it as effective as jogging or an indoor cycling class. And the beauty of tennis is that it challenges your mind along with your body. The tactical aspect of the game...

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Thinning Hair

Debra Murray

Fight Back Against Thin Hair   Thinning hair can be caused by many factors ranging from genetics to the environment. Some people are simply born with finer hair, some are born to experience hair thinning over time, some can experience it because of external factors like fungal infections or deficiencies in essential nutrients and vitamins, or even because of the overuse of chemicals when it comes to shampooing, conditioning, or coloring an individual's hair. Regardless of the reasoning, many people seek common treatment and remedies for thinning hair.   For those wondering how to stop hair from thinning, there are some fairly easy steps to take. Balding can often be brought...

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Torn Muscles

Debra Murray

Tearin' Up Your Muscles  People from all walks of life can experience muscle injuries from time to time. These injuries can be more common if you play a sport or do a heavy workout and often vary in severity. One of the more severe categories of muscle injury involves tearing. Injuries such as these should be tended to as soon as possible to prevent further damage. Below, I'll take you through some of the best methods of torn muscle treatment and how they may help you recover faster.    Identify the Problem  Experts report that many people use the terms "muscle...

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Twisted Ankle

Debra Murray

What is a Twisted Ankle? A twisted ankle is something that happens to most people at least once in their lives. In fact, the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society estimates that about 25,000 people twist an ankle each day. Although it is a fairly common injury, a twisted, rolled or sprained ankle can vary in scope and severity. Twisting your ankle can often lead to swelling that is indicative of a sprain or tears in the ligaments.  It's important for you to understand both the causes and treatments of a twisted ankle. Knowing these things can help you to...

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