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We are happy to announce that we have rescheduled our FREE AFIT workshop! RESCHEDULED - NEW DATE!!! Tuesday, October 27, 2020 @ 6:30pm Licensed Physical Therapist, Mike Salerno, will be giving a FREE seminar on aging well and exercise. It will focus on providing you information about the Adult Functional Independence Test (AFIT). This test is covered by Medicare and it can help you age optimally, safely, and help prevent injuries from falls. The AFIT can also help identify chro...
Posted on 2020-09-16
Most people know that physical activity is important. In fact, not getting enough has been linked to illnesses like heart disease, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, high blood pressure and lung disease. So the important question is not if you need to be doing some form of physical activity to protect against diseases like these, but how much is enough? The US Department of Health and Human Services answered that question for us in 2008 with their recommendations for physical activity. To imp...
Posted on 2020-09-02
Aiming to walk 10,000 steps per day? Are 10,000 steps per day currently in your reach? Is it too high? Possibly even too low? 10,000 steps per day may seem like a lofty goal but if done safe and progressively, it can be achieved by most healthy adults. Currently the average American walks 3,000 to 4,000 steps a day, which is roughly 1.5-2 miles. By achieving a greater count you decrease your risk of metabolic syndrome, it could assist with weight loss, and enhance mood and well being. Begin by...
Posted on 2020-08-25
While a backpack is still one of the best ways to tote homework, an overloaded or improperly worn backpack gets a failing grade, according to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Improper backpack use can cause injury, especially to children with young, growing muscles and joints. Injury can occur when a child is, trying to adapt to a heavy load, uses harmful postures such as arching the back, leaning forward or, if only one strap is used, leaning to one side. According to phy...
Posted on 2020-08-05
The weather is hot, the gym is closed, and you've been relaxing - enjoying the lazy, hazy days of summer. Taking a day off here and there is no problem, but if you've been consistently missing your regular run, bike ride, or gym session and notice some aches and pains showing up, you might have the beginnings of deconditioning. Deconditioning explained Exercise creates many changes in your body - your heart begins to pump blood more efficiently, your muscles use oxygen more efficiently, they c...
Posted on 2020-08-04
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