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Fighting Juvenile Fibromyalgia With Physical Therapy

Watching a child in pain is insufferable, but that’s what parents of children who have fibromyalgia experience on a regular basis. Adolescents with juvenile primary fibromyalgia syndrome (JPFS) are accustomed to chronic pain and tenderness in their joints, muscles, and soft tissue. The syndrome goes hand in hand with other ailments such as poor sleep, irritability, and headaches. Difficulty concentrating, gastrointestinal problems, anxiety, and depression are also common. Though there is no cure for fibromyalgia, a combination of approaches can help offer relief.

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Avoiding Marathon Race Day Deal Breakers

If you’re running in the upcoming Boston Marathon, with hopes, your training is well underway. Many runners envision the moment they’ll gather with hundreds of globe trotting marathon or elite athletes at the historic starting line to begin a momentous 26.2 mile trek over a challenging course. With nearly six miles left in the run, participants will face legendary Heartbreak Hill, which will bring them to the finish line on Boylston Street. To complete a course of this magnitude, it involves reliance on every muscle to make it to the finish line. When injuries occur, it can derail years of hard work and dedication. SCPT has compiled a list of the leading injuries runners experience, symptoms to look out for, and how to avoid them.

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Dynamic Stretching Makes a Difference

Close your eyes, and imagine: The rhythmic sound of your sneakers slapping the pavement, the world blurring by as you artfully navigate your course, your body pushing itself to run further and faster to establish your new PR. Once you’ve visualized what success looks like to you, it’s time to make it happen.

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Pump Up Your Heart Health During American Heart Month

Your heart does important and tireless work. This fist-sized muscular organ sends blood throughout the entire body, providing essential oxygen and nutrients while carrying away waste. The right and left ventricles work in tandem, completing opposite tasks; the right side of the heart receives blood and circulates it into the lungs, while the left side pumps the blood from the lungs throughout the body. Around the clock, your heart maintains this vital rhythm. The heart plays a paramount role in sustaining life. Give your heart a little extra TLC this February, during American Heart Month, to keeping it pumping strongly.

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Discovering Sustainable Health During Healthy Weight Week

With the start of 2016 behind us, there are many New Year’s resolutions in full swing. According to Medical Daily, 39.6 percent of those who make resolutions list weight loss as their top priority. If you’re struggling to meet your weight loss goals, perhaps it’s time for a different approach. January 18th marks the beginning of healthy weight week, an initiative developed to empower individuals to maintain a healthy weight long-term through self-acceptance and by developing a positive relationship with food and exercise.

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Your Best Year Yet

As the start of a New Year creeps closer, many of you will begin setting resolutions for 2016. According to Forbes Magazine over forty percent of Americans create New Year’s resolutions. To help you get the most bang-for-your-resolution-buck, SCPT has compiled four lifestyle changes which garner the best health benefits and aid in the prevention of health-related illness.

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