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Exercising in the Heat? Take this Quiz!

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP

As the summer months heat up, so do many people’s outdoor exercise routines. However, exercising outdoors in the summertime can put you at risk for overheating. Take the quiz below to find out how much you know about protecting yourself from heat illness.

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Should I Exercise with a Friend?

Posted on by Haley Overton, ATC

Many of us are aware of the benefits that come with getting 30 minutes of exercise daily, such as reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Research also shows that exercise can improve mood, sharpen our memory and increases our muscle and bone strength.2

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Is My Body Ready for Exercise?

Posted on by Caleb O. Johnson, PT, DPT

The time for you to move is no better than now. If you’re reading this, chances are you want to make a change in your life. Change equals the combination of knowledge, motivation and opportunity.6 Today we will review movement and exercise knowledge. I hope this message will resonate with you and provide motivation for movement.

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Pins and Needles: What Does Tingling Mean?

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP

You know that feeling when your foot falls asleep? It feels like static, tingling, or pins and needles. When this happens, the feeling usually lasts for a short period of time and goes away quickly. Tingling and numbness is a type of nerve pain that typically subsides with movement of the limb. In this case, the pain is usually due to restricted blood flow. The tingling can feel awkward and unpleasant but it is only temporary. However not all nerve pain is short lived; some tingling or numbness is constant and can be linked to a more serious medical condition.

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How to Start Exercising for Beginners

Posted on by Olivia Castillo, PT, DPT

When was the last time you worked out? Has it been a few weeks or months since you’ve been to the gym? That’s ok! It is never too late to start exercising for the first time, and it’s never too late to get back into exercising after a long time away from the gym. Read below for some tips on how to get started!

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Outdoor Winter Workout Tips

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP

Winter is here! As the weather turns cold, snowy and icy, it makes outdoor workouts seem impossible. Cold weather does not mean all outdoor workouts must cease, but there are ways to keep up your routine or even try a new wintertime workout. Here are some tips for working out in the cold:

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Indoor Activities for the Weekend Warrior

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP

You wait all week for the weekend and when it finally arrives it’s rainy! Or extremely hot! For the weekend warrior, this can put quite a damper on your weekend plans.

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Identifying Common Injuries in the Weekend Warrior

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP

Weekend warriors are those that complete vigorous workouts and recreational activities on weekends with minimal physical activity during the rest of the week.

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