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The Benefits of Running and How to Get Started Talk in November 2014
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The Benefits of Running and How to Get Started Talk in November 2014

In November of 2014 at In Stride Physical Therapy & Rehab in Pacific Grove, CA, Blake Russell an Olympic Marathoner, Physical Therapist, mother of two and a resident of Pacific Grove discussed the benefits of running and how to get started safely. Blake Russell is a talented runner who ran the marathon in the Beijing […]

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Lecture in November: The Benefits of Running & How to Get Started

Date: Tuesday, November 11, 6:30pm at In Stride Physical Therapy & Rehab 618 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove Presents: Learn a little bit about the benefits of running, and get some training tips with an Olympic Marathoner. Blake will discuss the benefits of running and how to get started safely. She will talk about some key […]

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I’m On A Boat: Cruise Healthy!

Most people are shocked when I tell them I like to go on cruises. As a health advocate who prides herself on eating a healthy diet and leading an active lifestyle, people find my vacation of choice quite surprising. In most people’s minds, a cruise vacation is an opportunity to be sedentary and gorge themselves […]

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Five Athletic 2014 New Year’s Resolutions

The new year is just around the corner and that means it’s time for resolutions. Everyone has a sense of a clean slate and new beginnings as they make plans for a brighter future. It’s the perfect opportunity to set goals for yourself to be athletic and get in the best shape of your life. […]

Getting In Shape At Home With CrossFit
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Getting In Shape At Home With CrossFit

A lot of gyms offer CrossFit workouts, but they may be out of your reach because you live far away, can’t pay the membership fees or just don’t have enough time to go to a gym. Luckily CrossFit comes under functional form of exercise, so it can be performed anywhere, including your home. It requires […]

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Retirement: Forging Your Golden Years!

Jim could hardly wait for retirement. He had worked 40 years at the same company. He had loved most of it, but the last few years had been challenging, stressful and draining. So, he called it quits on his 65th birthday, officially starting a new life in retirement. For the next few years, he did […]

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Dogs: A Man’s Best Workout Partner!

Steve retired last year from his job of 30 years. Finally, he could do what he wanted, whenever he wanted. No more kids to take care of and no job to go to. So, for the next six months Steve sat on the couch and watched all his favorite shows and sporting events. He enjoyed […]

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CrossFit: Know the Risks!

The first time I heard about CrossFit was when my mom started competing in Olympic weightlifting about four years ago. She joined a CrossFit affiliated gym near her house, since they had all the equipment that she required in order to train for Olympic weightlifting. At the time, I thought CrossFit was just the name […]

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Sprint Away That Weight!

Summer is just around the corner and many of you are looking forward to heading to the local beach in your new bathing suit. However, when some of you look in the full length mirror, you might be disappointed by the way your bathing suit looks on you. It’s an all too common scenario. Too […]

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Crank Up The Music When Working Out!

It’s only 10 minutes into your daily 30 minute run, but you are already looking forward to it ending. You feel so tired and slow, today. Every minute of your run feels like an eternity. Yesterday, was a totally different experience. Your run was spectacular! You were fast, full of energy and the 30 minutes […]

Types of Addictive Behaviors and Lifestyles
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Types of Addictive Behaviors and Lifestyles

When you think of addictions your thoughts may automatically go to drugs, alcohol or even gambling. You may not realize that people can have addictions to things like working out, eating disorders or even taking supplements. What at first seems like ways of becoming healthier, can quickly spiral into dangerous behaviors that cause serious problems in some […]

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Make the Most of Strength Training

Being physically fit can be very beneficial, allowing you to do more things. People often believe that attaining a six pack and building significant muscle mass is beyond their reach. This isn’t true because as long as you have the determination and sufficient self control to overcome temptation, it can be achieved. Despite what many […]

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Preventing and Staying Active With Problem Knees

Knee pain and injury are among the most common problems encountered in orthopedic medicine today. Especially common in older populations, knee problems often occur later in life due to wear and tear on the joints and muscles surrounding the knee. Although there are certainly a number of different knee-related injuries and ways that one can […]

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Things To Consider When Running With Diabetes

Running is one of the best ways to combat the effects of diabetes, especially diabetes of the Type II variety. Not only can running help you quickly burn calories, but it also offers the benefits of lower blood glucose levels, less resistant cellular fat, and improved insulin efficiency – all benefits which can better help […]

Bikram Yoga: Not All It Is Claimed To Be
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Bikram Yoga: Not All It Is Claimed To Be

A few blocks from my house, there is a Bikram yoga studio that I have walked past multiple times on my way to and from work.  And I have always wondered as I look into the steamed up windows whether there were any benefits to the average person of doing yoga in such extreme heat. […]

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