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25
Jan

Calorie Counting and the Truth About Diet Foods

A recent study at Purdue University revealed artificial sweeteners are both ineffective as a weight loss and management technique and sugar-free foods cause weight gain. Test subjects that ate yogurt sweetened with zero calorie sugar substitutes consumed more calories, gained more weight, and increased their body fat. Test subjects that ate yogurt sweetened with glucose […]

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05
Jul

The Sleep Cycle and the Truth about Over-The-Counter Sleep Aids

During the night, your sleep follows a predictable pattern, moving back and forth between deep restorative sleep (deep sleep) and more alert stages and dreaming (REM sleep). Together, the stages of REM and non-REM sleep form a complete sleep cycle that repeats until you wake up. Getting good, restorative sleep is not just a matter […]

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01
Jul

Use of BodyHelix for Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

Tom Parker, MD Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) refers to the pain experienced when muscles are stretched eccentrically that most athletes have experienced at some time in their life. If you are young, you may have observed it in your father when he complained of aching after starting an exercise program. If you are a […]

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01
Jul

Volleyball and BodyHelix

Tom Parker, MD Our athletes have informed us that the PatellaHelix is ideal for volley ball players. We learned that these athletes wear a patellar support under their knee pads for management of Jumper’s Knee (patellar tendonitis), a very common injury for sports that involve jumping. During the May 23, 2011 Mid-Atlantic Power League Volleyball […]

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01
Jul

Comfort, Comfort, BodyHelix, Comfort

by Tom Parker, MD Physicians have advised rest, ice, compression and elevation for decades in the management of acute injury and rehabilitation. There is little to support this advice but we all know it works. Based on the use of compression devices in athletes, either for performance or pain and injury management, we continue to […]

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01
Jul

Seriously, You Need to Get a GRIP!

Getting a grip… did you realize it’s an essential part of maximizing your performance potential as an athlete? Focusing on enhanced inner core resistance, and developing strength of four different types of grips, Grip4orce® provides increased muscle fiber activation and surprising advantages in three different ways: Grip Stability – provides resistance against undesirable motion and […]

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01
Jul

The Body Helix Advantage

After years of observing competitive athletes forced to use a set of frustrating and marginally effective compression products, the founders of Body Helix developed a set of products which stay put, stay dry, and are extraordinarily effective compression support devices. While the reasons they work so well are part of an ongoing scientific debate, athletes […]

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