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Revitalizing Bone Health: An Unexpectedly Simple Approach. Picture of an older caucasian male jogging while listening to something with earbuds.

Revitalizing Bone Health: An Unexpectedly Simple Approach

Over the age of 50, more than half of women and more than a third of men have low bone mass, a precursor to osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is the most common bone disease and is characterized by weakening of bone tissue, bone structure, strength, and may lead to increased risk of fractures.1 The One-Minute Solution: An […]




Joint Health Alert: 4 Habits to Break for Stronger Joints. Xray picture of joints, shoulder, hip, knee, wrist, and ankle.

Joint Health Alert: 4 Habits to Break for Stronger Joints

Our joints play a crucial role in supporting movement and maintaining overall mobility. However, certain daily habits may unwittingly contribute to joint wear and tear, potentially leading to discomfort and long-term issues. Let’s explore four common habits that are bad for our joints and discuss how breaking these habits can contribute to better joint health. […]




Unlocking the Benefits of Physical Therapy: Don't Miss Out on Your Healing Journey. Picture of a young caucasian female doing physical therapy exercises with supervision from a young caucasian female physical therapist.

Unlocking the Benefits of Physical Therapy: Don’t Miss Out on Your Healing Journey

A recent study conducted by Jason A. Sharpe and his colleagues has revealed a startling statistic: nearly eight out of ten patients prescribed physical therapy do not receive the treatment they need. Published in the journal Family Practice in June 2021, this study sheds light on a concerning trend in healthcare.1 Musculoskeletal conditions are widespread […]




Exercise Helps Prevent Low Back Pain. Picture of a young black female exercising with a medicine ball.

Exercise Helps Prevent Low Back Pain

Low back pain is a leading cause of disability worldwide. Almost 8 in 10 U.S. citizens will experience back problems at some point in their lifetimes. Since this is a major medical issue, much research has gone into it. A recent study reviewed previous research. It confirms that exercise may prevent low back pain or […]




Resistance Training Reduces Risk of Diabetes. Picture of an older caucasian female lifting barbells in one hand and lifting a cake in the other hand.

Resistance Training Reduces Risk of Diabetes

A recent study shows that resistance training can significantly reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Resistance training includes exercises in which a muscle contraction is opposed by force to increase strength or endurance. The study included adults between the ages of 50-69, each of whom were screened for prediabetes.1 The participants completed a […]




After Neck Injuries, How Soon Can You Begin Movement? Picture of a young caucasian female rubbing the back of her neck and shoulder.

After Neck Injuries, How Soon Can You Begin Movement?

Neck injuries are a common occurrence, and they can range from minor strains to more serious issues like whiplash or even spinal injuries. After sustaining a neck injury, one of the primary concerns for patients and healthcare professionals is when it’s safe to begin motion and rehabilitation. The timing and approach to resuming motion after […]




Plyometrics: Three Exercises Even Beginners Can Try. Picture of a group of young caucasian men playing a game of sports.

Plyometrics: Three Exercises Even Beginners Can Try

Plyometrics are exercises that involve short, intense bursts of activity that target muscle fibers in the lower body. These fibers help generate power to increase speed and jumping height. Top athletes use plyometrics to boost strength, power, and agility. These are three beginner-level exercises to jump-start your plyometric training.  Side jumps Stand tall with your […]




Exercise Tips for Office Workers. Picture of a caucasian female and a black male going over some work at a desk in the office.

Exercise Tips for Office Workers

The Department of Health and Human Services recommends at least 150 minutes a week of moderate exercise for optimum health. This can seem quite a daunting task to achieve if you work a sedentary job. However, it’s important to try. Luckily, there are some simple ways to fit exercise into your daily routine. One way […]




Understanding How Feet Affect the Body. Picture of a caucasian female's feet in the sand.

Understanding How Feet Affect the Body

Most people never stop to think about the fact that their whole body rests on just two feet.  Biomechanical distortions in the feet are common, and these distortions can have repercussions in the form of pain, injury, and athletic performance.  Anything that requires balance, good posture, or rapid neurological response can suffer due to distortions […]




How High School and Recreational Athletes Strain Their Hamstrings. Picture of a young caucasian female stretching before exercising.

How High School and Recreational Athletes Strain Their Hamstrings

Hamstring strains are a common injury among high school and recreational athletes, particularly those involved in sports like football. These injuries occur when the hamstring muscles, located at the back of the thigh, are stretched or subjected to excessive force. Understanding how these strains happen can help athletes and coaches take preventive measures to reduce […]






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