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Ankle Fracture

Ankle Fracture What Is It? When a bone breaks or cracks, the injury is called a fracture. In the ankle, three different bones can be fractured: The tibia ? This is the larger of the two bones in the lower leg. The tibia’s lower end flares out, forming a hard, …

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Broken Jaw

Broken Jaw What Is It? When a bone breaks or cracks, the injury is called a fracture. Jaw fractures are the third most common type of facial fractures, after fractures of the nose and cheekbone. They can be caused by many different types of impacts to the lower face, including: …

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Ankle Sprain

Ankle Sprain What Is It? An ankle sprain is a stretch or tear in one or more of the ankle ligaments. Ankle ligaments are slightly elastic bands of tissue that keep the ankle bones in place. Ankles are particularly prone to sprain because of the small size of the joint …

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Age-Appropriate Exercises For Men

Age-Appropriate Exercises For Men There are some changes you can make in your exercise routine to combat age-related declines in health and fitness, says David Proctor, Ph.D., an assistant professor of kinesiology at Penn State University and a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine.   Regular exercise is …

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How Muscles Work

  fitness How Muscles Work Every muscle is actually a wrapped package, containing other smaller wrapped packages of long, slender cells known as muscle fibers. The outer wrapping, made of connective tissue, is called the muscle fascia. The smaller packages are called muscle fascicles, and each one contains a bundle …

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How Muscles Increase In Strength And Size

How Muscles Increase In Strength And Size A new program of aerobic exercise will increase a muscle’s endurance and tone and make it slightly larger (by a small percentage). But if you wish to significantly increase a muscle’s strength and size, you’ll need to do resistance exercises with that muscle …

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make fitness fun for everyone in your family

Sure, you know it’s important for everyone in your family to get plenty of physical activity. But the lure of the couch can be strong. Sometimes, to make fitness fun for everyone, you need to kick it up a notch. Try one of these motivators.1. Make it a (friendly) competition.Some …

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