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Swimming for Optimum Health

Swimming is a popular activity that people partake in both for fun and for exercise. It is most likely something that you learnt to do at school during your younger years. If you know how to swim but do not currently include it in your exercise routine, or if you have never been a swimmer, then the time to start could be now! It is a great way to improve your health and general fitness levels, as well as just being great fun! 

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Understanding and Avoiding Runners Knee

Chondromalacia patellae is a condition often referred to as “runner’s knee”. This is where the cartilage located just on the underside of the kneecap (or patella) has deteriorated due to overuse or misalignment, causing strain on the joint. The knee joint feels as though it is grinding when in use. A big problem with developing this condition is that it causes pain that cannot be relieved through rest alone.

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Yoga and Osteoporosis

Finding ways to care for yourself and your body as you age is essential if you are to remain as happy and healthy as you possibly can in your later years! The health of your bones should be a serious priority as you age, and many other aspects of your health can be negatively affected as you experience age-related thinning of the bones. Osteoporosis is a disease that is characterised by a weakening and thinning of the bones, making it much more likely that fractures and breaks will occur.

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Squats: Good or Bad?

In the world of working out, the squat exercise is often hailed as one of the simplest ways to burn fat and improve muscle. As it uses some of the strongest muscles in the body, it is often recommended as a good way to get in shape. However, many people may have read that squats can be damaging to joints such as the knees and hips, and are afraid to try them out in case of injury. The best way to evaluate this particular exercise is to examine what it actually entails and what its effects could be on different types of physiques.

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