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11 Perfect Christmas Gifts Under $100 for the Snowboarders in Your Life

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11 Perfect Christmas Gifts Under $100 for the Snowboarders in Your Life

Gift giving can be stressful sometimes. Especially during the holidays. You have a long list of loved ones to shop for. And if you’re not living in the same household as they are, you are truly clueless of what to get them. One thing you do know is that he/she loves to snowboard. Don’t worry your precious head, we got the gift list you need to put a smile on your loved one’s face this holiday season. 1) Powder High Winter Beanie and Facemask: $32 for the duo Help a loved one out by keeping his/her head and face from...

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Get Fit to Ride: Increasing Flexibility with a Foam Roller

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Get Fit to Ride: Increasing Flexibility with a Foam Roller

Working in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, often the unfortunate highlight of the winter season is the influx of snowboarding and ski injuries that dramatically increases our patient load. Although one’s skill and experience out on those slopes may make quite a difference, the most undervalued component of overall conditioning and injury prevention is flexibility, or the range of motion (movement) of a joint and surrounding muscles.  A foam roller allows you to use your own bodyweight to help alleviate tight spots in the muscle tissue (trigger points) that can actually restrict and alter range of motion, which ultimately puts you at risk for...

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