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May 2014

Play Again: Everyone Needs It!

For every family, there are unmet fitness needs that must be addressed.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Physical activity can improve health. People who are physically active tend to live longer and have lower risk for heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, depression, and some cancers. Physical activity can also help…
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Cycling For Life: What Does It Take to Keep Competing?

Team Surf City Cyclery/BMW Sterling is one of California’s number one cycling teams. With a series of wins culminating with big victories at Dana Point, this team is having a banner year in Southern California. What’s their secret? What does it take to push your competitive ride to the next level? Team Surf City has…
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The Athletes We Love: Heavy Lifting and Long-Term Recovery

When strength and conditioning trainer Joseph Kopito was playing lacrosse for Stony Brook University Seawolves, he tore the lateral and medial meniscus in his left knee. He had two orthopedic surgeries – at ages 18 and 20 – and the meniscus was removed. Joseph was then diagnosed with degenerative arthritis in his left knee. His…
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If You’re Active, Arthritis Can Strike Sooner Than You Think

Most of us link arthritis to older people. But research shows that arthritis is not just related to aging. Arthritis is defined as inflammation of a joint. But post-traumatic arthritis is caused by the wearing out of a joint that sustains any kind of physical injury. The injury could be from playing sports or rigorous…
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