Knee Pain Limitations

If you’re suffering with ANY kind of knee pain or swelling, you won’t need me to tell you that it’s “life limiting”. And if you didn’t have knee pain, here are some of the things you would likely be able to ENJOY doing again, immediately… 1. Waking up in the morning and effortlessly being able…

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7 Things To Make Watching TV Healthier for YOU

Time to tackle a tough topic here. TV watching — and what YOU can do to make it healthier. So much has been written about how bad TV watching CAN be for you. I can list a bunch of statistics and studies to show that watching TV can expand your waistline, rob you of sleep,…

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Why Back Pain Gets Worse In Winter

We are now DEEP into winter, a little snow, a lot of cold days, though an end in sight according to the weather forecasts. I am hoping a warming trend sneaks in and remains with us through the end of month and through February. Often times with these shorter colder days, something that can creep…

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Winter, Back Pain & the Truth

Now that the holidays have passed and we have had our Arctic blast, hopefully the last one of the winter……we can get back to doing the things we love, and overlooked during the holidays. I know so much slipped through the cracks for us and I am hoping to continue working hard and strong these…

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Let’s Skip the Resolutions and Create HABITS

Are you still spinning from Christmas, and ready to roll into the New Year?? …I am assuming many of you have started to write down your New Year’s Resolutions and Goals, or IF you are like many, just rewording last year’s, that sounded good at the time. IF you are more disciplined than me and all…

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What Not To Wear To The Christmas Party And Why It Causes Back Pain

It’s that time of the year, when Christmas parties abound and people are in a dress up festive mood!!! Cheers all around!!! And if you, or anyone you know is anything like many women I know, the Christmas party outfit’s recently purchased, set out in waiting or still on the purchase list. IF this year…

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Christmas Fitness Tips: Does Shopping Count As Exercise?

I got asked this question the other day, and at first I thought it was funny, until I realized how creative it can be– “Does shopping count as exercise? I hate the thought of going to the gym, so if I can find any way around that to keep active, then I will!” So I…

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3 Simple Ways to Keep Your Back from “Going Out” this Christmas Season

The Christmas season is supposed to be a joyful relaxing time, but the reality is that it is much more stressful than we’d like. Between family gatherings, shopping, travel, and the disruption of your normal routine, it can be easy for your back to suffer. Here are simple tips for staying out of pain this…

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The Easiest Work-Out I Know (a GREAT Way to Start)

SO, being a physical therapist for over 25 years, I have heard it all in regard to what people do to stay active and fit……It is no news flash that the older you get, your metabolism typically slows down, you typically gain weight and soften up through the mid-section (feel my pain?), and it is…

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What To Do To Keep Up With Exercise – Even If You’re Having Problems With Arthritic Hips and Knees

One of the big health mistakes that people make after summer time is think that walking or jogging is the only way to enjoy the fresh air. Yet, the health benefits of doing something like “cycling” are endless. For me, it’s rivaled only by swimming. Doing regular cycling can help improve physical fitness, ease mental…

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