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Get Started with Skipping!

Skipping with a rope is one of the best ways you can keep fit absolutely anywhere! It is one of a few pieces of exercise equipment that you can fit into practically any bag and take with you wherever you go. This means that if you travel a lot, or simply do not have time to get to the gym, then you can still reap the benefits of cardiovascular exercise. A simple 20 minute workout is enough to get your blood pumping and your heart racing, leading to calories burned and weight lost! It is advised that you include upwards of three cardiovascular exercise sessions every week in order to help maintain the optimum health of your heart among various other health benefits. 

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Robotics and the Future of Orthopedics

If you read this blog regularly then you will know that we are quite enthusiastic about the role of technology in the future of orthopedics. With new developments in technology come new advancements in medicine, and this is particularly true of orthopedic medicine. A fantastic new innovation is currently being explored and it is believed it could completely revolutionise how surgeons conduct surgery. Using robots in the operating room might sound like the stuff of science fiction but it is a very real universal possibility that is inching ever closer to reality.

In fact, there are already two robotic orthopedic surgeons in Southwest Louisiana that can now conduct certain surgeries. It is believed that the expertise of these robots means they are able to operate with an amazing level of precision that is just not possible for human surgeons to achieve. These robots have been labelled as RIO (Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System) and are the creation of Stryker Orthopaedics. At the present time, they are only being involved in hip and knee replacements. However, the results so far have been fantastic and there is of course the potential that they could expand this involvement to other surgeries soon.

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Treating an Athletic Injury

Being an athlete can be tremendous fun and very rewarding. However, being an athlete also means that you are generally at a high risk of injuring yourself. This is because of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones that are involved when playing a sport. These injuries can range from a mild problem that resolves itself to a more serious issue that you may never fully recover from, even with extensive treatment. This could of course not only impact on your career as a sports person but also have further reaching consequences into your life in general. Protecting yourself by adhering to safety procedures is the best thing you can do to avoid a serious injury, but sometimes an accident is unavoidable.

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Fit or Fat?

In the fitness world, we are constantly bombarded with new ideas and techniques for keeping fit, as well as varying diets that we can all try and perhaps benefit from if we like! However, with this influx of information surely not all of it can be correct. It is often difficult to know which advice to follow and which of the many suggestions and concepts will work best for you. Finding an exercise regime that you enjoy and healthy foods that you are happy to stick to can quickly lead to increased health benefits.

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