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Say Goodbye to Summer with the Dietitians at Hy-Vee

Labor Day may be the unofficial end of summer, but that doesn’t have to dampen your celebration. Your local Hy-Vee registered dietitian has some tips for including healthy dishes at your next cookout. And check out the sweet and spicy Chipotle Turkey Sliders that are so good they just might make you forget you’re saying goodbye to summer!

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Ice vs Heat.. Which One Is Better?

Both ice and heat can be beneficial when applied properly. Using ice or heat is a cheap and effective way to help in the recovery process. However, it’s important to understand they are used for different purposes. Depending on the condition or situation, one can provide a greater benefit over the other.

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Easy & Effective: Brugger’s Postural Relief Exercise

When looking at the body, each muscle group has a primary role it plays in maintaining proper function and movement. Although there is some overlap, generally these muscles can be categorized into 2 groups – postural and dynamic.

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Mid-Back Mobility Matters

Having adequate mobility through the mid-back, also known as the thoracic spine, is important in preventing pain and dysfunction. The thoracic spine consists of 12 vertebrae that starts at the base of the neck and runs down to the low back. 

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Hip Mobility Drill

The hip consists of a “ball-and-socket” joint that is formed between the Femoral Head and the Acetabulum, a part of the Pelvic Bone. As a result of its shape the hip joint is capable of a wide range of motion in all directions – forward and backwards, side-to-side, and rotation inwards and outwards.

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Abdominal Bracing

Without the strength of the muscles around it, the lumbar spine can only support about 20 pounds. So obviously the muscles that assist in spine stability must always be working. What happens when the demand on our lumbar spine increases? How do we get the most out of our muscles when performing activities that require core stability especially when there is increased weight involved? 

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