If the wilderness is calling you, remember it is important to adequately prepare for your adventures. From your fitness to your gear, learn what you can do to set yourself up for a fun, injury-free hiking season, including 9 exercises designed to lay a foundation for strengthening and balance.

Conditions
Osteoporosis is caused by a decrease in bone density, which makes bones more fragile and susceptible to breaking. A diagnosis can be intimidating, but understanding the risk factors, causes, symptoms and how to manage the condition can help you maintain an active life doing all the things you love.
Exercise, physical therapy
Health & Wellness
Bones are excellent adaptors and grow stronger when they are loaded, or given a stimulus that makes them do their job to hold your skeleton up. Consistent strength training or weight bearing exercise can increase bone density and help prevent or manage osteoporosis.
Conditions
There are many potential sources of injury to the knee, including cartilage, ligaments, muscles and tendons, as well as joint wear and tear (osteoarthritis). Sometimes, however, pain is felt in the knee even though there is no injury present. This is called patellofemoral syndrome.
Knee, Pain
Fitness
For many people who lead sedentary lives, finding successful ways to incorporate exercise into their days can be difficult for a variety of reasons. But whatever the challenge, there is a strategy to overcome it.
Exercise
Conditions
Treatment of concussions is a collaborative effort between primary care physicians, neuropsychologists, physical therapists, and other health professionals all committed to helping decrease symptoms and get you back to life and all the things you love.
Fitness
Both walking and running provide excellent exercise, and a great excuse to get outside (optimal for both physical and mental health!). Which you choose is up to you – just remember the best exercise is the one you’ll do regularly!
Conditions
It is easy to take the use of our shoulders for granted, and we may not realize how much we depend on them throughout the day for nearly all our tasks. That is, until something happens, and we suddenly find ourselves in pain and unable to do even the simplest things.
Exercise, Pain, Shoulder, Stretching
Athletic Performance
Tennis is a dynamic physical sport requiring hand-eye coordination and full-body engagement. Training for the sport is integral to not only improve your game, but to give yourself the best chance to stay injury-free.
Exercise, strength, Stretching
Health & Wellness
Many people struggle with the question of whether to prioritize sleep or exercise. The quick and easy answer (when you are really in a bind), is prioritize sleep. However, both sleep and exercise are very important to our overall wellness.
Exercise, sleep

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