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3 Exercises For Skiers To Become Slope Ready This Winter

Avid skiers and beginners share one thing in common: there’s nothing worse than pulling a muscle or getting injured on one of the first few runs of the season, Discover how to successfully prepare for the ski season this winter by conditioning important muscles to become prepared for a winter full of injury-free fun. Your quads, calves, and glutes all play an important role in handling the various types of terrain you’ll encounter on the slopes. Get fully prepared for the season by trying the following three exercises so you don’t end up sore after your first trip out!  Squats Your quads play an essential role in skiing, so it’s crucial that you pay attention to them and condition them...

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Tips to Prevent Back Injuries While Shoveling Snow

People across the country are beginning to dread the prospect of having to clear their driveways of snow as winter approaches. Despite being an additional nuisance to your morning routine, shoveling snow can be a convenient way to get a great workout done. If you know the correct way to shovel snow, you may find it enjoyable to do. Combine this chore with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), and you’re in for a dreadful few months...but, it doesn’t have to be that way!  You’re probably aware of the dangers of unshoveled driveways and sidewalks, such as slipping on ice or tripping over large chunks of snow. However, shoveling with poor form and the incorrect techniques can also cause severe back and neck injuries. Nearly...

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