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Carbs. Why You Need Them to Sustain an Active Lifestyle

September 20th, 2017

Eat less, move more. That is the weight loss mantra, the key to success, the secret to the obesity riddle that has left too many people unhealthy and uncomfortable for far too long. The problem is that diet and exercise aren’t that simple to figure out individually; and they tend to become really complicated when you

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Questioning the Benefits of Custom Orthotics

September 10th, 2017

When it comes to the motivation to work out, there may be nothing more damaging than foot pain. When your feet hurt, it is like your whole body hurts. Every step is a reminder of the discomfort that you are experiencing. When other parts of your body experience pain you find ways to give them

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Lower Cross Syndrome: More than Bad Posture

July 26th, 2017

Sitting for long periods of time in our daily lives has lead to a shortening of our hip flexor muscles over time.  Even athletes who do not spend much of their day sitting can have trouble with their lower back if they perform an exercise incorrectly over time or overwork certain areas of their body.

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Hunched Over Your Desk? Upper Crossed Syndrome Explained

June 21st, 2017

If your mother is constantly telling you to stand up straight, if you find yourself with shoulder pain after a long day at work, or if you notice you are developing a hunchback, chances are you have Upper Crossed Syndrome (UCS).  UCS is actually a muscle imbalance in the head and shoulders that is often

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Cardio or Weights? Which is more important?  

May 20th, 2017

The debate over which is better will go on forever. Both cardio exercise and weightlifting hold equally important places when it comes to physical therapy and exercising for good health. The choice on which will serve the better purpose is made when the end goal is decided upon. If an individual wants to build stamina

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Change Up Your Workout for Better Results  

May 10th, 2017

It’s easy to get into a rut or hit a plateau when you do the same exercise routine repeatedly. According to Women’s Health every time you complete the same routine your body becomes more adept at handling the stress. This ultimately means you’ll start burning fewer calories. There are several things you can do to

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3 Morning Routines for a Better Start to Your Day  

April 20th, 2017

Not everybody looks forward to early mornings with the same zest and enthusiasm as, say, an evening out with friends. If you’re ready for a shift in approach to your morning routine, one that leaves you feeling energized and healthy, we have a few suggestions!   Stretch Every Extremity   Before getting out of bed,

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Interval Training for Fat Loss

April 10th, 2017

Many people plug away at various workouts for an hour or more each day, several days a week, with minimal results. Exercising at a steady rate simply won’t achieve the same results as interval training. While interval training has been around for several years it has recently garnered a lot of attention as a way

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Poor Posture Can Lead to Shoulder Impingement

March 20th, 2017

In most areas of the body, bone is surrounded by muscles and tendons that allow that part of the body to move.  The shoulder is different.  It is actually made up of three bones – the humerus or arm bone, the scapula or shoulder blade, and the clavicle or collarbone.  Rather than being “wrapped” in

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Different Types of Stretching and Their Benefits

March 11th, 2017

Many folks beginning an exercise or physical therapy regimen are given a specific set of exercises, but these instructions don’t always come with proper guidance on the stretching that should accompany the program. To ensure that you can either avoid – or avoid exacerbating – injuries, here’s a comprehensive guide to different types of stretching and their benefits.

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