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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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HIIT the Gym!

Posted on by Valerie Odea

HIIT the gym! Is this a typo? Not at all. HIIT is the acronym for “High Intensity Interval Training.” Although HIIT has long been an important part of training for athletes, it’s becoming increasingly popular in mainstream fitness.

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Stretch of the Week: Chair Chest Stretch

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski

For the month of June we are exploring chair stretches for the weekly stretch!

This month is dedicated to all the sitting a majority of us do on a daily basis. These stretches will focus on opening up the chest, hips, low back, and hamstrings; areas where we all need a little more flexibility.

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Distracted Walking: Are You Guilty?

Posted on by Athletico

We all know the dangers of texting while driving, but have you stopped to consider the dangers of texting while walking?

Today’s society is more distracted than ever. Whether it is listening to music, talking, texting or playing a game, we are constantly engaged in something and not as aware of what is going on around us.

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