Get YOUR Body Prepared for Golf So You Can Make It to the 19th Hole

Spring is here, and golf season is upon us. Many people are taking heart, that Tiger is once again roaring, and golfers are hoping they can return to their glory days as well. Tiger is 3 tournament wins away from tying Sam Snead for MOST wins ever by a golfer — pretty amazing seeing how…

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11 Tips to Avoid Aches, Pains and Injury While Working in Your Garden or Yard This Spring

Last year an 83 year-old patient (let’s call her Kay) came to my clinic very discouraged. She said she went to the doctor because of back pain and stiffness and was told she had arthritis. She was distraught as she lives alone, is very active and felt that she was doomed to live in pain. Funny thing…

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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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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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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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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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One Of The Best Ways To Keep Fit Without Going To The Gym

If you’re 45+ and want a fun way to keep active and healthy without having to face a gym, read on… Since it’s getting cooler outside, something I hear a lot of people who visit my clinic talk about is wanting to be outside more and get healthier – but one thing that holds them…

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Simple Tips to Stay Healthy On Your Summer Vacation

Got a Summer vacation planned and coming up soon? If your answer’s ‘yes’, this article is perfect for you. Whether it’s a mini get-away to the beach or mountains, or if you’re flying across country, or overseas for a change of scenery and touring some amazing sites, a vacation should be a chance to relax,…

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Neck And Shoulder Pain?? You’re Going To Want To ‘Sit up And Read This’

In the past, whenever I’ve heard someone say that posture is important, or that you can do damage if you don’t sit or stand correctly I didn’t quite pay attention to the importance of it. There is nothing worse than hearing: “Stand up straight, or ”sit properly”, and “stop slouching!” However sometimes it can’t be…

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