Category Archive: Lifestyle

Best Sleeping Positions for your Neck and Back

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In my experience as a physical therapist, one of the most common reasons patients seek out physical therapy is due to pain of the spine. Although certain factors related to neck or back pain are outside of our control (such as aging or arthritis), there are many factors that we do have influence over – including sleeping position.

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5 PT-Approved Life Hacks for Healthier Days

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When setting health goals, it is important to keep in mind that these changes don’t happen overnight. Rather, becoming healthier is a lifestyle change that needs to be maintained.

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Athletico Gives Back: 2017 Year in Review

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Athletico is committed to providing personal and professional growth opportunities for our staff through our involvement with numerous charitable organizations. Through these opportunities, our enthusiastic and dynamic staff take an active role in building better communities where we live and work.

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The Common Cold: When Athletes Should & Should Not Train

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It is estimated that the average adult has between 1 and 6 colds each year,1 but athletes who engage in heavy training and competition may suffer more frequent colds.2

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Barre Workouts: Learn the Benefits and Limitations

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Barre workouts have been around for a while. You may be curious; maybe you’ve tried a class; maybe you’re scared to try a class because you aren’t a “ballerina” or, maybe you don’t see the appeal of this workout. Whichever you are, it’s important to learn the concepts of Barre so you know the benefits and limitations of this workout!

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Spin Workouts: Learn the Benefits and Limitations

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Spin cycle studios seem to be on every other corner these days. This popular workout involves a stationary bike, fast and loud music, and an upbeat and motivating instructor. The studio usually has low lighting, a video screen with goals and maybe some fun disco lights. Let’s take a closer look at this workout to see the benefits and limitations.

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Sleep…Beyond Counting Sheep

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There’s nothing quite like a good night’s sleep…and awakening to the promise of a new day! But these days, getting a good night’s sleep seems to be more elusive than ever.
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Back to School Safety Guide

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After spending the summer riding bikes, swimming and playing sports, heading back to the classroom can be a difficult transition for kids.

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5 Health Tips for Your Next Trip to the Ballpark

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The MLB season is in full swing, and the NL Central in particular is anyone’s game.

We are past the halfway point of the season, but some of the hottest and most humid days of the year are still to come – especially for Cardinals fans in the Midwest. With that in mind, here are some tips to make sure that you can enjoy the game and don’t suffer any ill effects afterward.

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Fact vs. Fiction: Strength Training for Seniors

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Is age really just a number? Can you still get stronger even as you get older? There are common misconceptions surrounding senior populations and exercise or strength training. Let’s debunk some of these misunderstandings.

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