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Limb Loss and Sports: How to Get Active and Find the Right Prosthesis

Limb Loss and Sports: How to Get Active and Find the Right Prosthesis

For individuals with limb loss, activity maintains mobility and, ultimately, independence. That doesn’t mean you have to run marathons or run at all. Staying active can be as simple as taking a daily walk. But your body needs to move on a regular basis to maintain the fit of your...

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3 Fitness Areas (and Exercises) to Get Amputees Back in Shape for Summer

3 Fitness Areas (and Exercises) to Get Amputees Back in Shape for Summer

Cold winter weather can chase even the most active amputee indoors. If you manage to stay active, an injury or illness can sideline you for weeks or months at a time. Yet consistent activity is invaluable for individuals with limb loss to maintain their strength and mobility. We spoke with...

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Why Do Amputees Sweat More? (And How to Reduce and Control It)

Why Do Amputees Sweat More? (And How to Reduce and Control It)

The amputation of a limb brings monumental changes, but there’s one that catches some amputees by surprise—excess perspiration (aka, too much sweat). Amputees often report that they perspire more than usual, especially in the first few months after amputation. For a person with limb loss, perspiration management is an essential...

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How to Stop (and Treat) Chafing When You Run

How to Stop (and Treat) Chafing When You Run

Running and chafing go together, unfortunately. The heat, sweat, and friction of physical exertion combined with the repetitive motion of running put delicate skin to the test. Chafing can get bad enough to slow your pace or even sideline you from a race. Treatment and prevention, especially for long-distance runners,...

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Peloton Riders — How to Stop Painful Chafing and Saddle Sores

Peloton Riders — How to Stop Painful Chafing and Saddle Sores

The Peloton is the ultimate way to get a class cycling experience from the convenience and comfort of your home. As more people have turned to home cycling workouts, they’re discovering the advantages like variety and competition along with the disadvantages of a heavy cycling routine. Two common issues for...

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