Category Archive: Lifestyle

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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10 Side Effects of Prolonged Sitting

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Our children do it at school, many of us do it at work, most of us do it while commuting, and too many of us also do it recreationally. What is that magic “it?”  If you guessed sitting then you hit the nail on the head.

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5 Reasons to Work in the Midwest

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The first Athletico Physical Therapy clinic opened up in Chicago in 1991. Twenty-five years later, Athletico has grown to more than 350 clinics in nine states – many of which are in the Midwest.

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Summer Sitting: Tips for Road Trips

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Whether you are hitting the road for a sports tournament or heading to the lake house, summer is here which means it’s time for summer road trips! It is not uncommon for your body to feel stiff or sore after sitting in the car for long periods, but there are things that can be done to make the ride more comfortable. So before you load up the minivan, take a minute to see how you can keep yourself feeling good on your way to your summer fun!

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