Tips for Lifting and Carrying Luggage

The larger and heavier your luggage, the more at risk you are for neck, back, and shoulder injuries. Lifting and carrying bulky luggage can strain your bones, muscles, and joints. In addition, many airlines are now charging fees to check baggage–so more and more travelers are risking injury by lugging over-packed carry-on bags through the airport and lifting them into the overhead bins.

Tips to Make a Safe Running Program for You

Tips for Creating a Safe Running Program

Although running injuries are quite common, you can reduce your risk for injury. It’s important to create a plan of action if you are training for a specific goal (like a marathon) or just to get active. Any type of level of athlete is prone to injuries.

How to Prevent Falls in Your Home

 

Falls can happen anytime and anywhere to people of any age. However, as people get older, the number of falls and the severity of injury resulting from falls increases. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries in people age 65 and older.

Stretching Before and After Your Workout

An effective fitness program is more than aerobic training and strength building. To really reap the benefits of exercise, you need to add flexibility and balance training to the mix.Stretching can help your body get ready for exercise. It is also an essential part of recovering from aerobic activity. All exercise sessions should end with stretching — and not just for the mental relaxation benefits.

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