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Dangers of Artificial Nails

Dangers of Artificial Nails

Artificial fingernails can be a breeding ground for infectious pathogens. Acrylic can cause yeast and bacteria to grow between your natural nail and the artificial one. Long term use of artificial nails can stunt your natural nail growth, and can cause deformities such as discolored nails and ridges.* Avoid artificial acrylic nails and stick to […]

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Dangers of a Longer Second Toe

Dangers of a Longer Second Toe

Having a longer second toe causes your weight distribution to be thrown off and it affects your posture. A longer second toe can cause back and foot problems. A longer second toe increases your risk for developing hammertoes and bunions. Correcting this abnormality with orthotics can improve your body’s alignment and strengthen your athletic performance.* […]

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How to Pick Out Baseball and Softball Shoes

How to Pick Out Baseball and Softball Shoes

Your shoes should protect your feet and provide you with support, especially sport shoes. When purchasing baseball or softball shoes, make sure that there is no more than a half inch of space between the big toe and the front of the shoe. Arch pain is a common complaint among baseball and softball players, especially […]

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Eccentric Stretching for Achilles Tendonitis

Eccentric Stretching for Achilles Tendonitis

Eccentric stretching is all about lengthening your muscles through tension and contraction. For example, when you raise up onto your toes, your calf muscles shorten, and when you descend, your calf muscles lengthen. Medical evidence shows that eccentric stretching is one of the best exercises for treating Achilles tendonitis.* When you are not in pain, […]

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Walkers Need to Stretch and Strengthen

Walkers Need to Stretch and Strengthen

If you walk often, your body may begin to experience muscle imbalances. Without stretching, walkers may experience tight hamstrings, calves, and lower back muscles. And, without strengthening exercises to keep them strong, the shins, quadriceps, and belly can become weakened. In order to keep things balanced, it’s important to incorporate stretching and strengthening exercises into […]

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Weak Nails May Mean Malnutrition

Weak Nails May Mean Malnutrition

Weak, brittle nails may be a sign of malnutrition, especially in terms of inadequate protein levels. You can boost your protein intake the healthy way with high-quality, low-fat options like skinless poultry, egg whites, beans and oily fish (like salmon). Be advised that extreme nail weakness could indicate thyroid disease, so be sure to follow […]

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