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Go outside with OS1st

Go outside with OS1st

It's that time of year again, Spring with Summer right around the corner.  And the beautiful weather probably has you out and about, maybe more than normal.  What are your favorite outdoor activities? Running, biking, weekend hiking trip, or maybe its gardening or just walking around the local farmers market. Did you know that your outdoor activities can and will improve your mood and over all wellbeing.
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Why it’s important to understand compression gear

Why it’s important to understand compression gear

Whether you are a seasoned runner or an everyday athlete, new to the fitness game or just want the benefits of compression gear for blood flow, make sure you purchase it from a company that is knowledgeable of what true medical compression gear is and how it will benefit your performance and recovery time.  The few extra minutes you take to ask the right questions can make all the difference in the world.
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Exercise Can Benefit Varicose Veins

Exercise Can Benefit Varicose Veins

Get Your Blood Pumping – Exercise Can Benefit Varicose Veins Recent research suggests that there is an estimated 40 million Americans who have varicose veins. One of the best ways to help improve overall vein health is regular exercise, due to increased blood flow that helps keeps veins healthy and functional. 
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Bunion Relief You Need

Bunion Relief You Need

Are bunions becoming a pain to your active life style? If so, you are not alone.  Bunions, or Hallux Valgus, are more common then you may think.  Bunions affect about 23% of adults age 18-65 years and 35.7% of adults over 65 years of age. Bunions are also more common in women, 30% verses males at 13%.   What exactly is a bunion?
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What Role Does Nutrition Play In Reaching Your Fitness Goals?

What Role Does Nutrition Play In Reaching Your Fitness Goals?

What Role Does Nutrition Play In Reaching Your Fitness Goals?

For fitness buffs, the benefits of exercise alone are well worth the commitment. Significantly decreasing anxiety, depression and even pain, it can be considered a part of our overall self-care routine.

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OS1st is changing its look

OS1st is changing its look

Recently, the team at OS1st decided a subtle change was necessary to the OS1st logo… this change was based on feedback received from various sources.  It wasn’t very clear that the “1st” stood for FIRST!
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The Benefits of Compression Gear for Powerlifters

The Benefits of Compression Gear for Powerlifters

Powerlifting is a grueling sport with athletes being subjected to strenuous workouts and competitions, and often falling victim to a range of injuries ranging from mild to severe. While a scientific review of as many as 20 different studies found that powerlifting produced only one injury for every 1,000 hours of training, many athletes complain about extensive stiffness and pain following vigorous bouts of exercise, whether in the gym or at a competition.
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Exercise: The Antidote To Pain, Depression, And Anxiety

Exercise: The Antidote To Pain, Depression, And Anxiety

Exercise: The Antidote To Pain, Depression, And Anxiety Anxiety and depression are two of the world’s most prevalent conditions, but when pain comes into the equation, the situation can be particularly difficult to address. As noted by Harvard academics, the relationship between pain and depression is cyclical. That is, those who have depression “tend to experience more severe and long-lasting pain than other people.” 
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Athletes Insight Review

Athletes Insight Review

In the bracing industry you can become overwhelmed by the multitudes of compression socks, calf sleeves, foot sleeves and more to choose from. 
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Benefits of Medical Grade Graduated Compression

Benefits of Medical Grade Graduated Compression

By now, most athletes are familiar with compression wear; you probably even have your own favorite compression sleeve or brand that you wear while running, biking or working out.  You might even know the importance and benefits to your health and performance that compression wear can provide, but are you fully reaping the benefits of compression wear?
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Avoiding FAD Diets

Avoiding FAD Diets

Compelling Reasons to Stay Away From Fad Diets Diets of all kinds are attracting consumers, but that does not mean that these nutritional fads or workout trends are successful in making you lose body weight. Even if such a diet causes weight loss in your body, you will likely gain those pounds back in no time. 
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The Importance of Fitness as We Age

The Importance of Fitness as We Age

The Importance of Fitness as We Age There are countless reasons why we tend to slow down and become more sedentary as we age. Health problems, weight gain or pain issues, together with a fear of falling, are some of the most common reasons     the elderly refrain from engaging in exercise.  It is, however, as we grow older that exercise becomes increasingly important to our health.
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