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7 Stretches to Do on Your Lunch Break

Whether you’re working from home or working in an office, sitting for long periods of time can wreak havoc on your body and put you at an increased risk for some diseases. If you’re able to, take advantage of your work break to get some stretching in! You can also do this routine before or after your shift. Shake it Out Sitting all day can cause poor blood circulation. It’s important to move regularly to ensure your blood is able to reach all parts of your body. Start by getting your body moving and the blood flowing. Start with your right hand, and shake it for 10 seconds, then your left hand, your right foot, and finally your left foot....

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Introduction to Using a Slant Board

Whether you’re a devoted athlete or just starting to take your personal health and well-being more seriously, there’s a good chance that you’ve suffered from an achilles tendon injury, shin splints, calf strains, or one of the many other foot or ankle injuries out there.  Let’s start with the basics. You’ll notice that your slant board has 4 customizable settings with varying angles. As a general rule, it’s best to start off by using the mildest incline to begin getting acquainted with the board itself.  Now that you’ve got the board set-up in the desired angle, simply place it flat on the ground and step onto it, ensuring that your feet are firmly placed on the bottom of the base....

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