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Best Stretches for Your Hips and Shoulders

I’ve written about the importance of stretching, but if you have never really stretched before it can be difficult to know where to start with a stretching routine. In the past, many experts recommended stretching before a workout. Then research suggested that maybe...

Why is Stretching Important?

When it comes to fitness, many people overlook the importance of stretching. Yet the reality is that stretching—especially before an intense workout—is beneficial for many different reasons. Not only is it important to stretch before a workout, daily stretching is...

Work, Stress, and Exercise

While everyone experiences some level of stress, experiencing too much stress can negatively affect one’s health. Excessive stress can lead to depression, fatigue, and poor habits like alcohol abuse or tobacco use. One of the biggest sources of stress in many people’s...

Learn More About Physical Therapy

When someone suffers an injury that makes it difficult for them to move a part of their body, they usually meet with a physical therapist who will help them recover. The type of treatment that a patient receives depends on the injury that they experience. However, the...

Best Exercises for Seniors

If you are over 60 it’s important to keep your body in shape. Regular exercise benefits your heart and your mind. Plus it can help you manage your weight and strengthen your bones. Many seniors are hesitant to begin an exercise routine because they think they need a...

Hip Fracture and Recovery

A hip fracture is a life-changing event for many patients. Recovery usually requires surgery, and in some cases, it can take up to a year before a patient is back to 100%. This post looks at some of the common causes of hip fractures, what recovery looks like, and how...

Dealing With Neck Pain

A large number of Americans report experiencing neck pain at some point in their lives. In fact, in 2009 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted a survey that found that almost 20 percent of Americans experienced some form of neck pain over a three...

15 Minutes of Exercise a Day May be Enough

The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion’s publication Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommends that adults get 2 hours and 30 minutes of exercise per week. However, in reality, many people find it difficult to meet this daily requirement due...

How to Deal With Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is one of the most common pains that people experience. Many people hurt their backs by lifting something that’s too heavy. Sometimes the culprit is a dumbbell or barbell during exercise but just as often it’s due to lifting groceries or grandchildren....

The Importance of Daily Exercise

Daily exercise is one of the best things you can do for your body. Exercise is especially important if you are an older adult. Unfortunately, as people get older they tend to exercise less. In fact, one study has found that “half of all baby boomers report doing no...

How to Prevent Falls

Last month the U.S. Centers for Disease Control released a report that found that “falls are the number one cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among adults over 65” (Brophy). When an older adult falls he or she is more likely to break a bone. Unfortunately, many...