Exercise to Ease Chronic Anxiety This Year

Exercise to Ease Chronic Anxiety This Year

A new year offers the potential for new opportunities and experiences.  For those who struggle with general and consistent anxiety, however, the prospect of the new year and the expectations that come with it can be tricky to maneuver.  It’s with this...

Good hydration essential for healthy healing and living

Good hydration essential for healthy healing and living

Every system of the body – every cell of every organ – requires water in order to function properly. On a molecular level, say medical experts, this is why hydration is so essential for healing, training and athletic performance.  “Hydration is...

Volunteering Benefits Seniors Physically & Mentally

Volunteering Benefits Seniors Physically & Mentally

For some, the Holiday Season can be a time of social isolation and loneliness.  This can be especially true for older adults who live alone.  Research shows social isolation can have adverse effects such as depression, reduced cognitive...

Positive Attitude Reaps Healthful Rewards

Positive Attitude Reaps Healthful Rewards

Is your glass half full? Do the clouds that fly above your world all have silver linings? Can you manage to find positive twists among life’s messiest entanglements?  Congratulations!  According to health care experts throughout the world – from...

Treat Tight Hamstrings to Protect Your Back, Knees

Treat Tight Hamstrings to Protect Your Back, Knees

In an age when so many in the U.S. spend the bulk of their days seated and/or sedentary, one of the more common muscle imbalance issues involves right hamstrings. And while simply having tight hamstrings isn’t a major health...

Can Exercise Ward Off Cold and Flu Symptoms?

Can Exercise Ward Off Cold and Flu Symptoms?

As cold and flu season approaches, so does the season of illness prevention.  From getting flu shots to adding a little extra Vitamin C to our diets, prevention often becomes a focus for those concerned with getting sick, missing...

No Time for Exercise? Make Time for Movement.

No Time for Exercise? Make Time for Movement.

Don’t have time for exercise? Perhaps, say physical therapists, it’s time to reframe what true exercise looks like.  After all, exercise doesn’t require a gym, special equipment or a high intensity. Down to its core, exercise is simply movement, and...

Dynamic Warm-Ups Reduce Injury, Improve Performance

Dynamic Warm-Ups Reduce Injury, Improve Performance

It’s generally understood by most that warming up before exercise or competition (i.e., that 5K fun run) is essential in performing your best while warding off potential injury.  What may not be universally understood,...

I Stand Corrected! 5 Common Fitness Myths

I Stand Corrected! 5 Common Fitness Myths

When only one in three adults get the recommended amount of physical activity their bodies need each week (according to the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition), it’s difficult for we as physical therapists to find fault when an...

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