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The Importance of Ankle Strengthening Exercises for Injury Prevention. Picture of a young caucasian female getting exercise guidance from a young caucasian male physical therapist.

The Importance of Ankle Strengthening Exercises for Injury Prevention

In the realm of physical fitness and sports, we often focus on building strength and flexibility in major muscle groups like the legs, arms, and core. However, one area that is frequently overlooked but is of paramount importance for injury prevention is ankle strength. Strong ankles are the unsung heroes of the body, providing stability, […]

A Short Walk After a Meal is Good for Diabetes. Picture of an older black female and an older black male taking a walk outside.

A Short Walk After a Meal is Good for Diabetes

A recent study finds that taking a 10-minute walk after a main meal resulted in lower blood glucose levels. The shorter, more frequent walks immediately after meals reduced blood glucose by around 12% compared to a single 30-minute walk each day for people with type 2 diabetes. The greatest benefit, a reduction of 22%, was […]

Managing Low Back Pain: Tips for Home Exercises. Picture of a young caucasian male with a young caucasian physical therapist, checking his lower back.

Managing Low Back Pain: Tips for Home Exercises

Low back pain is a common ailment that can significantly impact your quality of life. Whether it’s caused by injury, poor posture, or muscle imbalances, managing low back pain effectively requires a holistic approach that combines home exercises and lifestyle changes. In this article, we will provide you with tips on how to alleviate and […]

February is American Heart Month. Picture of red heart shaped bubbles laying on a piece of light colored paneling.

February is American Heart Month

No, not because Valentines Day is this month! It is because we all need to be more aware and take care of that important muscle, our heart! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) leading risk factors for heart disease and stroke are high blood pressure, high low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, diabetes, […]