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Running Without Injury

One of the most popular ways of getting in shape is to get out and hit the road running. This activity combines getting outside, working your cardio, and generally just enjoying the world around you in a more involved way. However, running can also be difficult to get into for many reasons, and if done […]

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Keeping Healthy Bones On A Dairy Free Diet

There’s a rising trend in dietary choices these days that mean more and more people are abandoning dairy as part of their diet. For years we’ve been told that eating dairy is a good way of getting the calcium we need to build strong bones, and in fact has been held out as the single […]

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Preventing Arthritis

Every year thousands of people are diagnosed with arthritis, though many people are unaware that arthritis is not, in fact, a single disease.  Arthritis is a word used to define a condition in which the joints become painful, inflamed and stiff. There are a number of factors that cause arthritis, and because of this, it […]

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Surviving Summer Travels

This summer as you venture off on vacation, let Space Coast Orthopedics help you prepare your back for the prolonged periods of sitting that come with traveling. Sitting for extended periods of time results in pressure building up in your muscles that can cause feelings of discomfort of even pain. However, there are some things […]

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Nutrition and Your Bones

“You are what you eat” goes the famous expression many of us are familiar with. It is no secret that what we eat can affect various structures in our bodies. Certain structures in our bodies have specific dietary needs. Our bones, for example, can benefit from a particular type of nutrition, while also negatively being […]

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Posture Matters!

I bet your mother always told you not to slouch when you’re sitting or standing because slouching is bad for you. Slouching, at times, can seem more comfortable than sitting up straight though, so how can it be that bad? Turns out, your mother has some truth to her statement and wasn’t just telling you […]

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How Prescription Medications Affect Bone Health

Our bones are the very support system of our bodies, and keeping them in optimal shape is essential to maintaining physical strength. However, there are some prescription drugs that may negatively affect bone health. Identifying these drugs is an important step in maintaining bone health. Listed below are some common prescription medications that can have […]

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Workplace Ergonomics

For most of us gone are the days, of hard labor on the farm. It may sound like a blessing but given the general condition of health of people around us, it looks like things could have been better. Our regular day jobs require us to sit in a chair for long hours, and the stress and time schedules leave little time for gym and regular workout.

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Body Image and Emotional Health

Look good, feel good. There’s truth to those words. While looks certainly aren’t the be all and end all of life, the reality is the better we feel about ourselves the more likely we are to be confident and emotionally healthy beings. According to Nationaleatingdisorders.org body image is, “…how you see yourself when you look […]

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Here’s How to Keep Exercise in Your New Year’s Resolution

The new year is here and if you haven’t already started on attacking your new year’s resolution to exercise more, now is the time. After all, the earlier you start trying to reach your goals the sooner you will. But, how do you start an exercise routine when you either don’t know where to start […]

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