Category Archive: Lifestyle

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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Lifting Tips for New Grandparents

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As a new grandparent, you have patiently waited years for this opportunity. You’ve raised your own children and vividly remember all of the milestones. Now you finally have the chance to hold that precious new grandbaby.

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8 Outdoor Activities to Try This Spring

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After four months of winter, it is not a surprise that spring’s warmer temperatures leave most of us wanting to spend as much time outdoors as possible. Although it is not quite warm enough for going to the beach or pool just yet, there are many other activities that can get you up and moving outdoors, including the eight featured below:

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3 Ways Dogs Can Lead to a Healthier Lifestyle

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There is no doubt that dogs have earned their label as man’s best friend.

In addition to being loyal and lovable companions, dogs have the ability to improve the health and overall well-being of their owners. From increasing activity levels to reducing stress, read below to discover how owning a dog can lead to a healthier lifestyle.

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5 Tips for the Aging Athlete

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Research shows that as much as 50 percent of the declines in health due to aging are related to inactivity.5 Successful aging has been linked to genetics and a healthy lifestyle that consists of proper nutrition and exercise, but what about the aging athlete who isn’t a stranger to activity? What are some key considerations for seniors as their activity levels remain high, but their body’s physiologic response changes with age?

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Stronger than Yesterday: Lifting and Learning

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The definition of health is not one-dimensional. Health(y) is a state of complete well-being, not only the absence of disease or illness.1

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8 Small Tips for Living a Healthier Lifestyle

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On January 1st, many of us resolve to live a healthier lifestyle in the upcoming year. Although there are good intentions behind this resolution, changing and maintaining daily habits can be overwhelming.

It is important to keep in mind, however, that living a healthier lifestyle doesn’t mean changing your entire routine in one fell swoop. By modifying small things in your daily life, you will be taking big steps toward fulfilling your New Year’s health goals.

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Stronger than Yesterday: Setting Strength Training Goals

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A New Year can be unpredictable, but setting authentic goals combined with genuine pursuit can usher in the kinds of change and inspiration you are seeking. If becoming stronger and more confident are goals you have in mind, this post has tips to make it happen!

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