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Five Common Workout Mistakes. Picture of an older caucasian male and a young caucasian male lifting lightweight dumbbells.

Five Common Workout Mistakes

Exercise has numerous health benefits. It can help keep weight in a healthy range, it can help strengthen muscles, and it can even help with mental health. However, many people commit common mistakes that can limit the benefits of exercise or even cause harm. We’ll outline some of these mistakes below. These mistakes are common […]




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, […]




Rehabilitation Techniques for a Speedy Recovery After Knee Surgery. Picture of a caucasian female exercising.

Rehabilitation Techniques for a Speedy Recovery After Knee Surgery

Knee surgery can be a life-changing experience, often bringing relief from pain and restoring mobility. However, the success of any knee surgery heavily depends on the post-operative rehabilitation process. Rehabilitation plays a pivotal role in ensuring a speedy recovery, regaining strength, and preventing complications. Following are various rehabilitation techniques that can aid in a swift […]




Is It Pain or Muscle Soreness? Picture of a young caucasian male holding a hot water bottle against his lower back.

Is It Pain or Muscle Soreness?

For safe, injury-free exercise, it’s important to be aware of the difference between exercise-related muscular soreness or pain.  Sore calves after a strenuous uphill hike is healthy and expected. Sharp pain in the knees is not and may be a sign of an injury. We all have an activity threshold. This threshold is determined by […]




The Five Practices Shown to Extend Life More Than a Decade. Picture of a young black female taking vitamins and preparing healthy foods.

The Five Practices Shown to Extend Life More Than a Decade

In the United States, a majority of individuals fall short of their optimal health potential. A disconcerting six out of ten Americans grapple with at least one chronic disease, as reported by the CDC, with four out of ten facing the challenge of managing two or more conditions. The toll of chronic ailments such as […]




Bored with Walking for Exercise? Picture of a young caucasian male and female holding hands with caucasian male and female children, while walking outside.

Bored with Walking for Exercise?

It’s no secret that exercise is an essential part of staying healthy. That doesn’t mean we need to hit the gym every day, although it is a good idea when possible. Walking is an easy form of physical activity to start because many people can walk wherever they are, without days or weeks of preparing […]




Office Work Can Be a Pain in the Neck. Animated picture of a person sitting at a desk working at the computer.

Office Work Can Be a Pain in the Neck

Office work typically involves mildly stressful postures held for prolonged periods of time.  This is why office workers experience a particularly high incidence of neck pain, sometimes reported at over 50%.  Bad ergonomics at your desk can be a contributing factor, but even optimal ergonomics cannot completely prevent the stress from that prolonged office posture.  […]






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