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Concussions: A Lot More Serious than “Seeing Stars”

By Thomas Henson Jr. All athletes at every level of expertise are at risk for a concussion. That includes pros, weekend warriors, gym rats, and kids. Of course, some sports are more likely to cause head injuries than others. Specifically, ...

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Small Progress Leads to Big Gains

By Amber Corbin April 2015 was the beginning of a life-changing journey for me and my best friend, inspired and enabled by QuintilesIMS. I was 45 years old, a single mom of two teenagers with an active career— I manage ...

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Veteran Salute 5K | November 4 | Concord, NC

The City of Concord Parks and Recreation Department’s Veteran Salute 5K takes place Saturday, November 4 in beautiful Historic Downtown Concord.  The Veterans Salute 5K raises funds for the Military Order of the Purple Heart Combat Wounded Veterans Chapter 634. ...

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EXODRAW 18oz Soft Flask

Our game-changing soft flask now holds even more fluid! At 18 ounces, the new ExoDraw features an integrated hand strap for ideal running efficiency, and a rigid ExoSpineTM to maximize comfort as the fluid level decreases. • 18oz Soft Flask ...

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SUSTAINABILITY OF YOU – The Anatomy of a Soleus Strain

By Brian Schiff Have you ever been running and suddenly experienced intense pain or cramp deep in the lower leg? In many cases, this sudden onset of sharp, stabbing pain forces runners to halt their run and hobble back to ...

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CORE CORNER – Side Plank with Top Leg Swinging Forward and Back

By Elizabeth Towe Objective:    Last month we worked on a basic plank, with four points of contact (hands and feet). This month we move to a more challenging side plank, with only two points of contact, and add challenge ...

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3 Keys to Getting in Shape Safely

Exercise trends and how to avoid common injuries Adult exercise programs, like CrossFit, have been springing up across the country on a constant basis. With benefits like increased strength and a sense of community, many people are signing up. But ...

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CAMELBAK Ultra Pro Vest

Ultra-light materials and a streamlined design make this vest ideal for long-distance training and elite-level racing. Available in multiple sizes and equipped with two Quick StowTM flasks, the Ultra Pro vest puts comfort above all else. The vest is made ...

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Making the Change: Road Running to Trail Running

By Casey Clark Kelley With many years and miles of long distance road running experience, I didn’t think twice when friends asked me to join them for a half-marathon on trails. Considering myself well-conditioned for a marathon-length distance, I didn’t ...

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Peanut Butter Energy Bites

1 cup plain oats (instant is fine) 2/3 cup shredded coconut flakes ½ cup peanut butter (creamy or chunky) ½ cup ground chia seeds ½ cup mini chocolate chips 1/3 cup honey 1 tsp vanilla Mix everything together, refrigerate for ...

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