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You're about to work out, whether at the gym or in your home. What area of the body should you workout first? What types of exercises should you focus on? Should you focus on a small area of your body like your arms? In this video, Richmond health coach Michael Stroud offers a few tips to better your workout experience. Watch below and read on for the recap. 

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The big thing with myofascial is that it can limit your exercise routine and reduce your activity. We don't want myofascial to be the reason you aren't getting regular exercise in. There are a couple ways to reduce myofascial so you can get back to your regularly scheduled activity, but first, you should understand exactly what it is. Midlothian health coach Jaime Monsen explains in this video. Watch below and read on for more. 

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Shoulder pain can limit a lot of your everyday routine. What can you do to strengthen your shoulders, whether its to prevent injury in the first place or rehab back to full strength after an injury?

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Resistance bands are a convenient tool to use to help you stay in shape. As we covered in Part I, you can easily fold them up in luggage or attach them to a door or other stable object to get a quick workout in.

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The deadlift is one of three common power-lifting exercises, along with the squat and the bench press. Not using the right form can lead to injury. In this video, Richmond health coach Michael Stroud offers a few tips on how to make sure you're using the proper form when doing deadlifts. Watch the video below and read on for a recap. 

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Resistance bands are a convenient tool to use to stay in shape. Because they can fold up nicely, they are an excellent choice to use while on vacation or on a work trip, as they can fit into pretty much any luggage.

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Whether you're in front of the TV or at your desk at work, you could be developing poor posture. One way to work on your posture throughout the day is to use a yoga strap. In this video, Richmond health coach Lindsey Patton shows you how. Watch the video below and read on for directions. 

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The risk of falling increases with age. By engaging the muscles and muscle memory that maintain our balance, we are less apt to fall. Coach Yvonne Bull from the Owings Mills office walks us through a series of exercises that anyone over 60 should be incorporating on a regular basis. These balance exercises can be done at home without fancy equipment – every day – to help develop and maintain muscle engagement/reflex memory.