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How to Get Heart Healthy (and Stay That Way)

The statistics are in, and they’re staggering: according to the American College of Cardiology, heart disease causes one out of every three deaths in the United States. That’s approximately 800,000 lives claimed by coronary heart disease, stroke, and heart failure every year. It’s also a sobering reminder that cardiovascular disease (CVD) is something that every […]
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How Does Sleep Affect Speed?

No matter their sport, athletes are constantly looking for an edge. To shave a second or two here or there. To jump a millimeter higher. And they’ll do anything to achieve their goals: try new supplements, hire expensive trainers with avant-garde workout method, you name it. Most athletes, though, overlook a fundamental thing that costs […]
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Don’t Let Your New Year’s Resolutions Harm You

If you read our post on four common New Year’s resolutions (and some tips for achieving them), you know that the struggle is real. Waking up on the first day of 2018 and swearing to eat better, exercise more, and lose weight? Easy-peasy. Making these things a reality— and sustaining your New Year’s resolutions throughout […]
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Common New Year’s Resolutions and How to Make Them a Reality

It’s December. The New Year is fast approaching, and with it comes the typical, predictable, inevitable resolutions that we make the morning after the ball drops in Times Square. This year, we say, things are going to change. Most people who read that chuckle to themselves at least a little bit. I mean, come on: […]
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5 Common Injuries to Avoid this Holiday Season

Holiday season is upon us, that time of year when things get super busy—at least they will be here at AlterG. Office parties, white elephant celebrations…super fun AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill dance contests. Okay maybe not that crazy. This year, we’re all about keeping the festivities safe and injury-free. Why? Because none of us can forget […]
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Suffering from Lower Back Pain? Unloading Could Be the Cure!

Quick quiz, hotshots: name the second most common cause of disability among American adults. Obesity? Nope. Old age, you say? That’s not it, either. Did you guess lower back pain? If so, a gold star for you, kind reader. Hopefully, though, you’re not among the many sufferers of this often-debilitating condition. Aside from being the […]
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Zach Miller’s Road to Recovery After Multi-Ligament Knee Injury

Even if you haven’t seen the clip, just hearing about Zach Miller’s recent knee injury during the Chicago Bears’ 20-12 loss to the New Orleans Saints is pretty gruesome. Dislocated knee. Multiple ligament damage. Severed popliteal artery. The injury was so severe it required immediate emergency surgery to revascularize Miller’s left leg with a saphenous […]
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6 Exercises to Get Ready for Ski and Snowboard Season

  Can you feel it? That cool whisper creeping into the air? Shorter days. Colder temperatures. Like it or not, winter is coming, and we’re not talking Game of Thrones. We’re talking ski and snowboard season up on the mountain, that joyous time of year where the promise of a bluebird day draws eager riders […]
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Get Out of Thine Office and Walk! 4 Tips for Incorporating More Walking into Your Daily Schedule

Take a moment and ask yourself a simple question: How many hours, per day, do I spend sitting? If you’re like most Americans, the answer to that question might be a sobering one. According to a recent study by National Physical Activity Plan Alliance (NPAPA), American adults receive a “C” grade for adult walking behavior. […]
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