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Workouts to Try Outdoors

Posted on by Tanner Neuberger, PT, DPT, TDN Level 1

Our nation is currently in the middle of a pandemic that has caused various forms of lock down, shutdowns, shelter-in-place and much more. Due to these restrictions, many businesses have been closed, some are re-opening to some degree, or a few have gone out of business completely. This degree of uncertainty has extended to gyms, fitness centers, Crossfit boxes and various other workout facilities and has placed worry on the shoulders of those who want to continue with their fitness journey. But what do you do when working out at home gets too monotonous for your liking? Going outside is a great choice! Barring hazardous weather events, the great outdoors are never closed and they can be a great way to get access to a workout. The following will be workout recommendations that will be based on various levels of equipment available to the general public. I will highlight two great resources specifically.

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Keeping Kids Active & Fit during COVID-19

Posted on by John Senft, NASM-CPT, YES, NBATA-CE

COVID-19 has taken our kids out of school, halted sports and shut down parks. Working parents and caregivers have been challenged to juggle this new life as homeschoolers as well as coaches.

I live in Chicago with two boys – 6 and 2. If you live here, you understand that Chicago weather is inconsistent – 72 degrees one day and 52 degrees the next. Sunshine, then rain for two days straight. Needless to say, getting my boys outside can be challenging. My wife and I both work, so I know all too well how overwhelming this time can be for all of us. As a Fitness Specialist and Youth Exercise Specialist with Athletico Physical Therapy, I’ve used this time to find new and creative ways to keep my boys moving. Here are some tips to keep your kids active and healthy during the pandemic.

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5 Ways to Stay Motivated in 2020

Posted on by Tanner Neuberger, PT, DPT, TDN Level 1

The good news is that New Years is just around the corner, and with that, another chance to set some New Years resolutions. If you’re similar to the majority of Americans, one or more of your resolutions will revolve around health in some way, shape or form. Whether it’s to get in shape again, lose the recent holiday weight, or finally get that gym membership you’ve been eyeing, it’s clear that many resolutions revolve around fitness.

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How to Encourage Your Kids to Be Fit

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

Physical fitness is a hot topic. Physical activity levels are commonly formed as habits early in life; not to say that you cannot change those habits at any point in your life. Parents may be concerned for their children’s present and future health if they are not a “typical athletic” child. Many children have interests outside of athletics, such as computers, music, reading or video games. Fitness is a general way to look at your overall health, longevity and quality of life.

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5 Tips for the Aging Athlete

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

Like it or not, we are all getting older. For many, the changes associated with aging can affect their workouts. Some of the changes with aging include a decline in muscle strength, decreased muscle flexibility and less energy. In addition, aging leads to decreased sensation, decreased balance, and decreased bone strength. However, these changes do not have to affect your active lifestyle. In fact, staying active has documented health benefits for both your physical, mental, and emotional health.

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3 Benefits of AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmills For Lower Leg Injuries

Posted on by Athletico

You may be asking this question: what on earth is an AlterG anti-gravity treadmill?

AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmills are considered anti-gravity because they use innovative “Differential Air Pressure (DAP)” technology that counteracts gravitational forces, gently adjusting body weight from 100 percent down to as low as 20 percent.1

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Common Workout Myths

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

Fitness and workout tips are everywhere: They can be found in magazines, TV shows, online articles, and even come within advice from friends. However, each tip seems to be different – sometimes even a contradiction of a different piece of health advice. To help you sort the fact from the fiction, read below to learn some common workout myths and truths that can help you have better, healthier and safer workouts.

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5 PT-Approved Life Hacks for Healthier Days

Posted on by Athletico

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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