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Is Plantar Fasciitis Ailing You?

By Michele Monaco Contributor, Sports & Fitness Network Plantar Fasciitis is a chronic inflammatory condition that occurs overtime, yet can strongly hinder your activities of daily living. Sharp pain in the morning is a key symptom that the plantar fascia is aggravated. There are many biomechanical causes for this condition, any many predisposing factors. This ailment can be treated but it will take time and diligence on therapy compliance.
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Designing Better Programs for Better Results

By Karyn Gallivan, MS, ATC, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, NASM-CPT Contributor, Sports & Fitness Network The Health & Fitness Assessment – Resting Heart Rate, Blood Pressure, & Body Composition Last month, I discussed the fitness evaluation process and its components. In this installment, we will look at resting heart rate, blood pressure, and body composition.
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The Health and Fitness Assessment, Part 1

By Karyn Gallivan, MS, ATC, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, NASM-CPT Contributor, Sports & Fitness Network Last month, I discussed the need for better evaluating a client’s needs in order to help them progress toward their goals safely. Now I’d like to discuss the evaluation process in a little more detail. A pre-participation health and fitness assessment will help ensure client safety and well-being, ...
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Dynamic Exercise: Helpful or Harmful?

By Michele Monaco Contributor, Sports & Fitness Network Dynamic exercise programs can be found throughout the fitness industry ranging from home exercise programs to gyms designed specifically for these exercise routines. Media has reported both ends of the spectrum of tragic injury of these programs to fantastic outcomes. So is it good for you or is it just another passing fad?
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Take This News Standing Up

By JiJi Russell Sports & Fitness Network, Contributor Have you read the research that trashes sitting for prolonged periods of time? Are you concerned? If you find yourself sitting at a desk for six or more hours a day, you might at least want to take note. According to the research, extended sitting, defined as sitting in excess of 40% of your daily hours, produces many ill effects in the body.
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