Five Ways to Become More Flexible

Keeping your muscles healthy is vital to maintaining a long, movement-filled life. Part of keeping your muscles healthy, as you know, is building strength. But the other part of that equation—and, unfortunately, an often-neglected part—is flexibility. Flexibility, the quality of stretching or bending your muscles, allows for greater range of motion, so your body can

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Hot and Cold: Understanding When to Use Ice vs. Heat

Temperature therapy—or therapeutic use of heat or cold—is often the first treatment we turn to when we experience pain or soreness in our day-to-day lives. And there’s good reason for it. Applying heat or ice is a cheap, easy and relatively safe self-treatment option. But do you know when you should use ice and when

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Avoiding Opioids for Back Pain

With a major settlement from three drug distributors and an opioid manufacturer reached just ahead of the first federal opioid trial this month, continued news coverage of opioid-related deaths, and new synthetic opioid drugs appearing across the country, opioids are still very much on the mind of may of us in the United States and

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Get the most out of your workout by exercising smarter—not longer.

As our lives get busier, it can feel harder and harder to make time to hit the gym regularly, even for a short workout. Not to mention the hours-long sessions we feel are necessary to move beyond maintaining into seeing real change in our performance. And when making time for dedicated workouts seems impossible, or

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Love Your Hands (You Only Have Two!)

In the online, internet-obsessed lives we lead today, having two pain-free hands at the ready is paramount. Our hands connect us to the world, provide the means for our sustenance and allow us to perform daily activities.  And, as those activities revolve more and more around computers, tablets and smartphones, many of us find that

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We’ve Got Your Back: Understanding (and Treating) Back Pain

Earlier this month, the Orthology team joined the Twin Cities YMCA at their annual ForeverWell event in Minneapolis, The Gathering, which brings together more than 1,000 YMCA members for a day of seminars, socializing and other activities. Twin Cities YMCA creates an incredible impact bringing communities together in healthy living, and we’re thrilled to be

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