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Recommended dietary allowance (RDA): The level of dietary intake of essential
nutrients considered to be sufficient to meet the minimum nutritional needs of
most healthy individuals.
Relaxation Techniques: A natural process that can be learned by anyone to
reverse the effects of stress on the body's physiology. Methods used to lessen
tension, reduce anxiety, and manage pain.
Repetitions or “Reps”: Refers to a single full execution of an
exercise movement. For example, one repetition of a push-up involves
beginning with your arms straight, lowering your body to the floor and returning
to the starting position. The number of repetitions you perform of a
particular exercise will determine the type of benefit to your muscles.
Higher weights with lower repetitions will increase strength. Lower
weights with higher repetitions will increase endurance.
Routine: This term encompasses virtually every aspect of what you do in an
exercise session, including: the exercises, reps and sets you do of strength
training, aerobic conditioning, the order in which you perform the exercises,
the length of time spent. To keep workouts interesting, many people change
their routine from time to time. Your routine is also referred to as your
“program” or your “workout.”
Rheumatoid Arthritis: An inflammatory disease that affects the facet
joints in the spine as well as other joints in the body including the hands,
elbows, shoulders, fingers and toes.
Ruptured Disk: Herniated disk where material from the disk pushes through
the outer lining of the disk.
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