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OS1st Virtual Running Challenge x3

The OS1st Virtual Running Challenge is back for round three, with another week of virtually uniting runners who are safely training/racing, on their own, outdoors or at home, through a virtual running challenge.

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Four Ways To Prevent Leg Injuries When Playing Your Favorite Sport

If you belong to the 19 percent of the US population that participates in sports on an average day, you've probably had to deal with a few injuries in the past.
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The OS1st Virtual Running Challenge x2

The OS1st Virtual Running Challenge is back for round two, with another week of virtually uniting runners who are still safely training/racing, on their own, outdoors or at home, through a virtual running challenge. 
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The OS1st Virtual Running Challenge

OS1st will sponsor a virtual race challenge from March 22 to 28 to support the running community, including local businesses affected by the novel coronavirus. 

As our communities and world come together to stop the spread of the coronavirus, we want to create a virtual competition between all our runners training alone, and our online community. 

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Why runners wear calf compression

Elite runners rely on compression to  improve performance, reduce muscle fatigue, and speed recovery.

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Go outside with OS1st

Did you know that your outdoor activities can and will improve your mood and over all wellbeing. According to Dr. Susanne Preston, a Clinical Mental Health Counseling instructor, from South University says spending time outside is good for a person’s mental health, as it allows them to de-stress.  
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How to find quality compression stockings, socks, and sleeves

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

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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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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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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Improving mental wellness with movement

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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What does medical grade compression mean?

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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