5 Tips for Pain-Free Gardening

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Bending, lifting, pushing, and pulling can wake up those aches and pains that tend to lay low during the slower activity levels of the winter months, and put us in positions susceptible to injury. But gardening does not have to be harmful to the body.

5 Effective Exercises for Your Ankles

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Ankle flexibility, strength, and balance are essential for proper movement, injury prevention, and overall body balance and coordination. Incorporating these five exercises into your workout routine can help reduce the risk of injury and improve athletic performance.

4 Common Causes of Walking Injuries and How to Avoid Them

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Walking is an optimal choice for people who are new to exercising or resuming a more active lifestyle after a particularly sedentary period. However, despite the relative safety of walking for exercise, injuries can still occur.

How Can I Run Safely in Winter?

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With the right gear, training and preparation, running in winter can be as rewarding as it is in the summer. Whether you’re a trail runner or a road runner you can layer up and lace up no matter what season it is.

The Four Pillars of Cold-Weather Workouts

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Preparation and knowledge are keys to safely exercising in any extreme environment, and during this time of year, it is important to keep in mind the four pillars of cold-weather exercise: clothing, balance, hydration and common sense.

Discovering Success with Movement

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For many people who lead sedentary lives, finding successful ways to incorporate exercise into their days can be difficult for a variety of reasons. But whatever the challenge, there is a strategy to overcome it.

Run (or walk) Your Way to Wellness

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Both walking and running provide excellent exercise, and a great excuse to get outside (optimal for both physical and mental health!). Which you choose is up to you – just remember the best exercise is the one you’ll do regularly!

Top 4 Tips for Making Fitness a Family Affair This Summer 

Matt Rodgers Family

It’s that time of year when the kids are getting excited for summer, and you’re probably wondering what to do with them until school starts again! As a dad of three kids 12 and younger, physical therapist Matt Rogers offers 4 tips to get the whole family moving together.

Walking: Accessible, Approachable, Achievable Cardio! 

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Often exercise, especially cardio, can seem intimidating and frankly, unenjoyable. Walking is a superb way (and dare I say underrated way, too?) to obtain the physical and mental benefits of cardiovascular exercise. It can be social, connect you to your community, or simply be dedicated self-care time.

5 Exercises to Avoid Running Injuries this Spring 

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A comprehensive approach to exercise and training is the best way to avoid injuries as you increase the frequency, distance, and speed of your runs. A focus on flexibility, strength, core stability and running cadence can help ensure your body is tuned up and ready for the demands of training and will see you across the finish line of every race.

Injury Prevention for New Year’s Fitness Resolutions

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There are several keys to success you want to keep in mind when jumping into a new exercise routine that will help maximize your chances of sticking with it for the long run while feeling strong and healthy and staying injury free.

6 Creative Ways to Move More at Work

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Prioritizing your health while at work doesn’t have to be difficult. Add simple movements throughout the day to increase your weekly physical activity and boost your health and fitness while making it easier to reach your goals. A physical therapist can help you overcome obstacles and get started today.

Finding Success by Setting Goals that Matter to You

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While each aspect of setting SMART goals matters, what truly distinguishes the successful endeavors from the unsuccessful is whether or not the goals matter to the person setting them. When a goal is autonomous there is a greater willingness to push toward success, even in the face of adversity.

Bring Your Workout Inside for Winter

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Just because the days are shorter, darker, wetter and colder doesn’t mean you have to postpone your workout regimen for the winter season. There are plenty of options for working out inside, no gym required! Set your goals and get fit right at home with this workout routine.

Outcome vs. Process: Choose Your Goals Carefully

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Goals fall within two basic categories — outcome goals and process goals. One rarely works without the other — what you want (your outcome goal) depends on you focusing on all the things you will need to do to achieve it (your process goals) and success does not lie solely in reaching your outcome goal.

5 Tips for Sticking to Your Exercise Goals

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Whether you have never exercised before, have not exercised in years or months, or have just been on a hiatus lately, following these five simple tips will help you get to it safely and stick to it for the long run.

Top 3 Tips & Exercises for Reducing Your Risk of Falling During Winter

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Don’t you love the sound of the frozen leaves crunching underneath your feet? That beautiful sheen of white across a grassy field. The winter is a time of peace and rest, but we all know we still need to stay physically active. Yet, as the outdoor conditions change with the season, various factors come into play that can affect our balance and our ability to prevent a […]

Physical Therapy and Weight Loss

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Excess body weight, typically associated with a high BMI (body mass index) or too much fat, can significantly impact a person’s activity level and lifestyle, and consequently their health. As experts in movement, mobility and musculoskeletal health, physical therapists are uniquely qualified to help patients safely reach their weight loss and health & fitness goals.

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