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Tired muscles make lactate as fuel not punishment

George Brooks, a professor of integrative biology at the University of California, Berkeley, reviews the history of the misunderstanding of lactate – often called lactic acid – a small molecule that plays a big role in metabolism.

Why exercising your legs could result in a healthier brain

The connection between physical activity and brain health is getting stronger, but we're still trying to understand all of the reasons why. A new study approached the question with a bit of a twist – by investigating what happens in the brain when leg movement is restricted.

5 bad social media habits that will ruin your business

To keep your company in the minds and hearts of your market, make sure you break – or never start – these five bad social media habits.
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Fascia: The Tensional Network of the Human Body

Compiled by experts of international renown, Fascia: The Tensional Network of the Human Body brings together very different contributors who share the desire to bridge the gap between theory and practice as much as possible in our current knowledge of the human fascia.

With contributions from over 100 specialists and researchers from throughout the world, this book is ideal for all professionals who have an interest in fascia and human movement - physiotherapists, osteopathic physicians and osteopaths, chiropractors, structural integration practitioners, manual therapists, massage therapists, acupuncturists, exercise scientists - as well as physicians involved with musculoskeletal medicine, pain management and rehabilitation. >> Order Now!

Exploring massage therapy’s role in mental health promotion

For more than 16 years, registered massage therapist (RMT) Chris O’Connor worked with people going through various mental health issues, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and eating disorders. O’Connor’s first exposure to the value of massage therapy for mental health came while he was a student trying to fulfill a massage therapy school requirement for community service. Volunteering at a mental health centre in Toronto, he was assigned to provide massage therapy to outpatients who had suffered physical and psychological abuse. » Learn more