Athletico Health Resources

Category: Lifestyle

Educate

Health & Wellness

Injury Prevention

Menu and Filters

5 Stretches to Bring with you When You’re on the Go

Posted on by Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert.

Life never seems to slow down. A work event, then a workout followed by a musical for the kids – it doesn’t stop. Sometimes it seems like there isn’t enough time to get anything done. Tight muscles can pop up due to poor posture or stress throughout life’s busyness so let’s take a look at some easy stretches you can do on the go!

(more…)

Best Ways to Stay Pain-Free On The Playground

Posted on by Erik Krol, MOT, OTR/L

Daily physical activity for children provides a number of advantages and health benefits for development. According to Dr. Edward Laskowski of Mayo Clinic, children should do vigorous activities at least three days a week. Adults who care for children can encourage them to participate in active play that includes many common school-age activities-such as playing on playground equipment. Despite all the musculoskeletal benefits of running, climbing, and jumping, there are always considerations to best ensure safety and pain-free play.

(more…)

Do You Want to Be a Ninja?

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

Who didn’t have a moment in childhood where you wanted to be a ninja? Ninjas are cool, stealthy, and can do things that seem to defy gravity. With the show, American Ninja Warrior on television, the rise of ninja warrior gyms has grown in the past few years. Ninja warrior has become an actual sport, and there are competitions all over America. Ninja warrior combines the skills of gymnastics, running, rock climbing, and weightlifting; in summary, these athletes are incredibly strong, agile, and flexible.

(more…)

A Daily Walk is Worth Your Time

Posted on by Dawn Klos, ASTYM cert

How much time or distance would you need to achieve health benefits? Most research would suggest 30 minutes of walking can help you to achieve your health goals. Here are a few good reasons to schedule a daily walk.

(more…)

4 Tips to Help Kids Find a Love for Exercise

Posted on by Rebecca Pudvah PT, DPT, CSCS, OCS

Does your child have an affinity for the couch, computer, or tablet? Do you struggle to get your child to engage in sports, outdoor play, or physical activity? Here are some top tips to help foster a love for exercise in your children:

(more…)

Beginners Guide to Indoor Cycling

Posted on by Rebecca Pudvah PT, DPT, CSCS, OCS

Indoor cycling is an extraordinary way to improve your health and fitness from the comfort of your home. But where do you start? Do you buy an upright bike, recumbent bicycle, bicycle trainer for your road bike, or fancy “smart trainer?” The options may seem daunting but let me help you make the best choice for your needs.

(more…)

11 Reasons You Should Start Protecting Your Joints in Your 20s and 30s

Posted on by Rebecca Pudvah PT, DPT, CSCS, OCS

With balance and strength declining as we age, often after the mid-50s, you may think that you don’t need to worry about improving these skills until much later in life. The truth is that maintaining physical fitness throughout your 20s and 30s comes with a number of benefits that can help set you up for better overall health long-term. Let’s take a look at a few key reasons why it’s never too early to start prioritizing your joint health.

(more…)

An Honest Discussion On Opioids

Posted on by Brian Whittington, PT, DPT, CMTPT

Randy Ramseyer pleads with the head of the District Attorney’s office to take his concerns seriously. Ramseyer and his partner are Virginia lawyers following an alarming trend. Nearly all of their cases are connected to OxyContin. Ramseyer doesn’t fully realize the scope of this problem, but in a clear, confident voice, he says, “Our community is ground zero for a national catastrophe!”

This catastrophe became commonly known as the “opioid epidemic” and this dramatic scene was captured in the hit Hulu show Dopesick. Dopesick, an 8-part mini-series starring Michael Keaton, captures its audience by exposing the underbelly of the opioid epidemic. Yet the series’ most important contribution was to capture how the opioid epidemic affected real people, families, and countless communities around the country.

(more…)

  • Subscribe to Our Blog

    We keep your data private and share your data only with third parties that make this service possible. Read our Privacy Policy.
  • Categories

  • Featured Health Resource

  • Athletico on Twitter