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Hitting the bike trails hard without wrecking your body

This article is Sponsored by Banner CORE Center for Orthopedics Distracted driving and poorly marked bike lanes make bicycling a dangerous sport. With more than 200 trails around the Valley, bicyclists are getting off the road and on the trail for two-wheeled fun. But trail riding has its own set of concerns. Whether you’re on […]
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Best tips for hiking the Grand Canyon

While some people are happy only visiting the Grand Canyon, Weekend Warriors are likely to take on heavy hiking.
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Women who exercise benefit in many more ways than just the waistline

Routine exercise may also lower the risk of migraines, and it has shown to decrease upper respiratory infections by a third.
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Baseball season brings heightened awareness to long-term risks of shoulder injuries

This article is Sponsored by Banner CORE Center for Orthopedics The Major League Baseball season officially begins on Monday. It’s a sacred time for baseball fans, a time of promise and anticipation of things to come. Baseball legend Yogi Berra once said, “You look forward to Opening Day like a birthday party when you’re a […]
8 years ago
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When a pickup game of basketball leads to foot pain

March basketball tournaments inspire Weekend Warriors to step up their hoop game.
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Starting tennis season on the right foot

Every true grass court enthusiast knows the 104th Davis Cup -- The World Cup of Tennis -- is upon us.
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Ankle sprains are painful when you’re trying to stay active

Fancy passes and flashy assists. The fast-paced, lateral movement of basketball makes the sport notorious for ankle injuries.
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Weekend Warriors are warming up for baseball fun

In addition to being America's favorite pastime, baseball can be a great way for Weekend Warriors to get out, get moving and get fit.
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Change your running routine before you hit burnout blues

If your favorite running route is starting to feel a little ho hum, it might be time to change things up.
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Hitting the slopes this weekend? What you need to know before you go.

It might be sunny in the Valley this weekend, but many Phoenicians will be headed north for the last bit of flurried fun.
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Running through pain is a dangerous game

Distance runners have a unique relationship with pain. At times, it's inevitable to cross the finish line. No pain no gain, right? Wrong.
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Hitting the ball like a PGA pro

The top three things Weekend Warriors can do to minimize back injuries are pretty simple.
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Pre-workout stretching is a thing of the past

This article is Sponsored by Banner CORE Center for Orthopedics Weekend Warriors barely have time to squeeze in a pick-up game at the gym, let alone include a whole pre-workout stretch routine. For most people, stretching is tossed in at the end of a workout like a final punishment. Yet, despite the sudden epiphany you […]
8 years ago
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New Year’s exercise resolutions shouldn’t be a pain

Every New Year's brings new resolutions. Weekend Warriors usually add a day of training or increase intensity levels. But busy work schedules and family obligations make it tough to accommodate extra training.
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Knee injuries have taken their toll on the Arizona Cardinals and they could you too

This article is Sponsored by Banner CORE Center for Orthopedics Any Arizona Cardinals fan will tell you, 2014 has brought them to their knees. From Carson Palmer’s torn ACL to Drew Stanton’s recent sprained knee, at least seven players have been sidelined with knee injuries this year.
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Athletes playing through pain is a dangerous game

Some of sport's most iconic moments involve hobbled athletes overcoming extreme pain.
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Hit the trails running while taking care of yourself

This article is Sponsored by Banner CORE Center for Orthopedics Listed as one of National Geographic’s ‘Best US Hiking Cities‘, Phoenix is home to over 180 miles of hiking trails. Some are simple and relaxing, others are rough and tough. Many Weekend Warriors have turned to trail running to break a sweat. But unless you […]
8 years ago
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Weight training gains without pain

Whether you're simply toning up or lifting weights like The Rock, strength training is important for any Weekend Warrior.
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Winning moves for your Turkey Bowl Thursday

Before you kick off Turkey Bowl 2014, here are five important things to remember to keep you out of the emergency room.
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Mud runs and marathons: Avoid common runner’s injuries for Weekend Warriors

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Three things Weekend Warriors can do to hit it longer and play stronger

The top three things Weekend Warriors can do to minimize back injuries are pretty simple.
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9 ways to stay off the injured reserve list

Participate in the sports and activities you love while staying injury free. Check out these nine tips to keep yourself healthy and active from Martin Benoit, MD, Orthopedic Specialist at Banner Health Center- Peoria.
8 years ago
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Get on the right page with your joint age

You're a work-hard, play-hard Weekend Warrior, and you assume joint pain is just part of getting older while you continue to maintain your active lifestyle.
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Don’t delay, get your hip checked today

You Weekend Warriors know the feeling. Your hips and knees ache after every workout. You grab the ice and the ibuprofen, and grin and bear it. After all, you're too young to consider joint replacement surgery, right?
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