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The Four Best Types of Massage For Runners

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Which type of massage is best for runners? It’s not surprising that runners get confused about what type of massage would benefit them most. Depending on where you look, there are over 30 different types of massage identified on the internet. Of course, some of these styles are obviously not specifically beneficial to athletes, but runners can go beyond the typical “sports massage” to get results. The following are the four most beneficial types of massages for runners: Active Release Technique Active Release Technique, commonly known as A.R.T., is massage technique that combines movement with specific, deep pressure to help relieve muscle adhesions and reduce scar tissue buildup. During an A.R.T session, the therapist uses his or her hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and mobility of the soft tissue and then works to break up these adhesions with their hands, as well as movement of the muscle. Swedish Massage Swedish massage is perhaps the most well known of the common massage…

Top 10 Health Benefits Of Walking

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Moderate physical activity is a must for those trying to lose weight. Walking is one of the easiest and most economical ways to do so. It is no wonder then, that it is one of the most preferred forms of exercises among people of all age groups. It is imperative for any form of exercise that is chosen in order to lose weight to be performed on a regular basis. It is for this reason that doctors and nutritionists highly recommend walking as a form of exercise as it can not only be a year round activity, but can also fit effortlessly into everyday life. A few other of the walking health benefits are given below. Top 10 Health Benefits Of Walking:1. Healthy Body: Walking daily can lift your mood and will make you physically strong. Just walk for half an hour a day and you can feel the difference yourself. Walking is the easiest way to have a healthy mind and body. It is a kind of aerobic fitness which is easy to do and provides many benefits. 2. Weight Control: Walking helps in keeping w…

How You Can Effectively Treat Frozen Shoulder (Capsulitis)

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Frozen shoulder affects the joint capsule – a water tight compartment that holds the synovial fluid of the glenohumeral joint. A build up of scar tissue forms within and around the joint capsule, and restricts the shoulder's physical ability to move without pain. Some of the tissue that surrounds the capsule forms two ligaments called the coracohumeral ligament and the glenohumeral ligament. When you injure your shoulder you experience pain and stop moving it. However, this lack of movement is thought to allow the scar tissue to accumulate within the joint capsule as the damaged tissue heals. This is the reason that physical therapy and other means to reduce scare tissue are so important in recovery of all shoulder ailments or surgeries. What confuses medical professionals is that some people who develop frozen shoulder have no other conditions. It starts as a stiffness in the shoulder, and progresses into pain and loss of ROM (range of motion) within the shoulder joint. Becau…

9 Tips On How To Soothe Sore Muscles After A Workout

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Find out how to soothe sore muscles after exercising so that you can get on with life! You don’t have to be bed or couch ridden once you’ve completed an awesome workout. There are some things you can do to ease your sore muscles so that you can get back into the daily routine without too much pain. 1. Take out your tennis ball Give yourself a good massage in the area that’s most affected. Rolling a tennis ball over your sore muscles helps to reduce the buildup of cytokines produced by your body while increasing the muscle’s mitochondria level so that it can extract oxygen easier. If you don’t happen to have a tennis ball handy, use the palm of your hands, your knuckles and thumbs to help work out any muscle tightening deep in the tissues. Massage below and above the area and then work towards the center of the sore muscle. 2. Try some gentle stretches After a workout your muscles are full of lactic acid. When you stretch them out it helps to release this acid faster. The stretching s…