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It’s starting to heat up outside! It is very important to be prepared for the rising temperature. It can take up to fourteen days to get acclimated to the heat. Exercising in the heat can be very risky. Take extreme precautions to avoid any life threatening heat related illnesses. Always consult your physician, health care professional, and physical therapist before beginning any exercise routine. Additionally, carry your cell phone and tell a friend where you are going. Here are four simp...
Posted on 2017-06-21
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates nearly nine million Americans pack a full week’s worth of exercise into just two days. These occasional athletes, also known as Weekend Warriors, account for the largest population encountering nonprofessional sport-related injuries, which add up to healthcare costs exceeding more than $18 billion per year. The most common injuries Weekend Warriors face include rotator cuff injuries, Achilles tendonitis, golf or tennis elbow, a...
Posted on 2017-05-02
No Gym, No Equipment? No Problem! In our last blog, we highlighted the importance of adding strength training to your health regimen.  Below are exercises you can do without going to the gym or purchasing expensive equipment.   For proper strength training, it is typically recommended that a person exercise 15-30 minutes 3-5 days/week, performing 5-8 exercises, alternating body parts: legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms. To allow for proper recovery it is not ...
Posted on 2017-03-20
Staying with Those New Year's Resolutions in 2017 Did you make a resolution to be healthier in 2017?  If so, this is about the time of year when people are often beginning to give up on it - but wait!  Don't give up yet. Here are a few tips to get your started or to assist you in staying on track with your new year’s resolution. Remember it is never too late to begin making small, healthy changes! Try these easy exercise and nutrition tips that will bring BIG results! Want to...
Posted on 2017-02-20
Want to have fun outside during the winter months with your children? Here are some fun activities along with safety tips to keep everyone safe! Before you venture out into the cold make sure everyone is wearing appropriate attire. Wear gloves and ear warmers, a scarf or neck warmer, a coat and warm socks, along with winter boots. Cover exposed areas of skin to avoid frostbite. Signs of frostbite are whitening of the skin along with complaints of burning, aching, pain or numbness. Common area...
Posted on 2017-01-28
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