Fitness

Healthy Aging

Healthy Aging

In honor of September being Healthy Aging Month, we’re sharing how the important role that physical therapy plays in aging well throughout your life. Commonly, physical therapy is seen as something that is prioritized when you experience an injury or following surgery...

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Aging Gracefully

Aging Gracefully

Aging gracefully is ultimately finding the optimal balance between the physical, social, mental, psychological, and spiritual aspects of aging. Each of these aspects will likely be a focus at different times and seasons in our lives. However, because of the...

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Staying Active During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Staying Active During the COVID-19 Outbreak

During this time of social distancing and self-isolation, it can be easy to become more sedentary and not get enough exercise. We’re here to remind you that social distancing does not mean that you can’t get the exercise you need each day. Exercise has numerous mental...

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Workout Recovery Tips

Workout Recovery Tips

Proper recovery from a workout is as essential as the workout itself. If you don’t recover well from a workout, you may find yourself suffering from injuries and avoiding the activities that you enjoy. Today, we’re sharing some recovery tips to keep you doing the...

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Avoid Heart Disease with Physical Therapy

Avoid Heart Disease with Physical Therapy

Each year, February is recognized as American Heart Month and serves as an ideal time to encourage individuals, families, friends, and communities to focus on their heart health. Exercise is a great step towards improving heart health, however, most Americans don’t...

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New Year, New You – How PT Can Help

New Year, New You – How PT Can Help

Happy New Year! Have you set New Year’s resolutions for 2020? Do any of your resolutions involve living your life with less pain? Is pain keeping you from reaching your other New Year’s goals? If so, physical therapy can help! Physical therapy is a great way to find...

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Preventing Chronic Pain & Disease with Exercise

Preventing Chronic Pain & Disease with Exercise

Exercise is a key factor in preventing chronic pain and disease as you age. The proven benefits of exercise include reduced risk of cancer and chronic diseases such as heart disease, and can promote improved bone health, cognitive function, weight control, and overall...

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Ways to Exercise While Watching Television

Ways to Exercise While Watching Television

In a study shared here, it was found that over 70% of consumers in the United States now binge-watch television. Binge-watching can be defined as “to watch multiple episodes of a single TV show in rapid succession.”  While this can seem harmless, your health may be...

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Gardening as Exercise

Gardening as Exercise

It’s National Gardening Month! It can be fun to watch your hard work pay off in the garden, and there are also some unexpected health benefits that can come from gardening. Why not pick up this hobby as the weather starts to warm up? You may be surprised by just how...

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Heart Rate and Exercise

Heart Rate and Exercise

Exercising within your target heart rate (THR) is an important part of reaching your fitness goals. This also ensures that you’re putting the right amount of stress on your heart for proper fitness gains. It’s recommended that your target heart rate number should be...

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Walking: Your New Favorite Exercise

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, right? Think of taking a 30 minute walk a day the same way. The benefits of walking are numerous, but we’ll share just a few of them today. A short walk each day ensures you’re putting your health first, but is not a vigorous...

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Exercising with Sore Joints

Exercising with Sore Joints

If you suffer from joint pain, you might feel like exercise isn’t for you. Many of our clients feel like they have to lead an inactive lifestyle because they’re waiting for a certain joint to quit causing them pain. Making some simple changes to your lifestyle and...

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Exercise Goals that Stick

Exercise Goals that Stick

The New Year is coming up quickly and with it, a resolve to make some goals. We’ve all been in the situation where we make solid fitness goals, only to find ourselves losing our motivation a week or two into the year. Today, we’re sharing some tips to help you make...

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Staying Healthy During the Holidays

Staying Healthy During the Holidays

The holidays can be a difficult time to stay on track when it comes to healthy eating and exercise. With plenty of tasty treats and elaborate dinners, it’s no wonder even the fittest of us gain a few extra pounds. In celebration of the upcoming holidays, we’re sharing...

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Why Sleep is Important for Your Physical Health

Why Sleep is Important for Your Physical Health

Sleep plays a vital role in your overall health and well-being. In children and teens, sleep is important for healthy growth and development. In adults, it helps to promote healthy brain function. You may feel like you are too busy to get enough sleep, but after...

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Exercising in your Golden Years

Exercising in your Golden Years

Staying active in your later years can greatly improve your quality of life. It can also lower your risk for many health problems such as heart disease. In your later years of life, you want to live comfortably and independently. By making an effort to stay active,...

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Upper Body Exercises

Not everyone has access to a gym or has equipment to exercise in their home. It is still important to get a complete workout in regularly. So, how do you do that? We are sharing tips today on how to get a great upper body/arm workout at home without equipment. There...

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Overtraining Injuries

Overtraining Injuries

Once you start placing unreasonable demands on your body, you start to overtrain. This can easily result in injuries. Overtraining injuries can put a quick stop to any progress you’ve been trying to make and can also result in expensive medical bills if your injuries...

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Yard Work & Proper Lifting Techniques

Yard Work & Proper Lifting Techniques

It’s the time of year when the weather is warm and many people spend part of their day outside caring for their yard. While gardening and caring for your yard can be rewarding, the back pain that often accompanies this type of work can be debilitating. Gardening can...

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Stretching

Stretching

Stretching before and after working out is often forgotten to anyone returning to an exercise regimen. Many people don’t think they have time to stretch the right way or they just don’t know how to do it properly. In this blog post, we’ll give you a quick overview of...

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Nutrition and Our Bodies

Nutrition and Our Bodies

Because March is Nutrition Month, we wanted to share some simple nutrition tips for a healthy, active lifestyle. Nutrition is important because it can affect your body in positive or negative ways. When we eat healthy foods, our bodies become stronger and we have more...

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Thanksgiving: the Healthy Way

Thanksgiving is a great holiday to spend time with family and friends and celebrate the things we are grateful for. But sometimes food over-indulgence can lead to unwanted weight gain. To help keep off those holiday pounds, here are few tips for staying active: Plan a...

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Proper Lifting

We have all heard the saying “lift with your legs.” But what does that really mean? Why is it so important to lift with our legs? Injuries can happen anytime, and many back injuries occur while lifting heavy objects. It could be your first or tenth time you lift...

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