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Do you sit at a desk most of the day? Here’s how to stay active during the 9-5!

February 10th, 2020

If we were the betting type, we’d guess most of the people reading this are sitting down right now. It’s not a wild stretch of the imagination—most Americans spend around 12 hours per day sitting. Unfortunately, this kind of excessive sedentary behavior has been linked with an increased risk for chronic disease and early death.

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5 Reasons Why You Need to Start Stretching

October 20th, 2018

If there’s one thing that you can count on a physical therapist introducing into every session, it’s stretching. Yes, building strength and endurance are important. But whether you’re an athlete, or someone coping with the aches and pains of aging, increasing your flexibility through stretching is crucial. Read on to learn more about some of

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7 Simple Ways To Stay Active

September 20th, 2018

Too many of us have an all-or-nothing attitude when it comes to staying fit. We’re too “slammed” at work for the gym, or our kids’ activities are keeping us in the car — and off the track — for long hours. Yet, there are a few basic elements you can add into your daily life

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Start Your Day Right With These 3 Simple Steps

July 20th, 2018

Many of us would rather dive back under the blankets than begin the morning with pre-ordained tasks. Yet adding a few new habits to your morning routine is painless, and will get your day off to a great start. Of course, if you need more help with truly painless mornings, give us a call —

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How Staying Active at Work Can Increase Productivity

April 20th, 2018

Picture yourself at work. Hunched over a keyboard, clicking away on a mouse, answering the phone, or having meetings, the most moving around you are likely to do is to and from the copy machine. It is no surprise that our sedentary jobs are causing fatigue and stiffness, both mentally and physically. Fortunately, having a

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Still hurting? Your Diet Could Be Why  

March 20th, 2018

What you put in your mouth can make your aches and pains worse. Like they say, “You are what you eat.” There are many foods that can cause inflammation and actually result in pain. Eating a healthier diet can help you feel better, without those nagging aches and pains. Foods To Say No To While

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How You Can Stay Active in Your 50’s & 60’s: 3 Tips to Get You Moving

April 20th, 2017

Growing older is filled with change and new challenges to be confronted. For many, these changes often involve coping with a decrease in athletic performance and abilities. However, just because you’re growing older doesn’t mean you still can’t enjoy an active lifestyle. If you are someone who is in their 50’s and 60’s, here are

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4 Ways to Run Faster and Farther

December 20th, 2016

Do you run frequently for exercise, or just want to start in order to live a healthier lifestyle? Learning to run properly can make this very important activity a fun way to exercise for any age group. The way that you run is a matter of energy and efficiency. How is it that some people

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