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Summer Strength

Summertime is unofficially here (did we even have a spring?)! Summer is such a great time. I look forward to working out in the yard, taking the kids to the pool and seeing all of our friends out and about in the neighborhood. I also look forward to going to many bar-b-ques, and baseball games.…

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Exercise and Type 1 Diabetes

Exercise and Type 1 Diabetes

Exercise and Type 1 Diabetes Type 1 diabetes is a disease that affects the body’s ability to use sugars, starches, fats and proteins. Because the body needs various fuels for energy, this disease disrupts normal energy metabolism both at rest and during physical exercise. Following digestion, a hormone called insulin is released into the blood…

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Exercise and Fibromyalgia

Exercise and Fibromyalgia

Exercise and Fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia is a debilitating condition affecting between 1 and 3% of the general population. The syndrome is characterized by widespread muscle aches and pains, stiffness, fatigue and muscle spasms. Many people with fibromyalgia report difficulty doing everyday activities such as carrying objects, walking and working with their arms. Pain, fatigue, helplessness, psychological…

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Exercise and Arthritis

Exercise and Arthritis

Exercise and Arthritis Arthritis is becoming a more prevalent health problem—and not just among the elderly. More than 40 million people have arthritis, including 33% of individuals over the age of 65. The good news is that a program of moderate exercise can offset the pain associated with this indiscriminate disease. What is arthritis? Arthritis…

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