2023 Athletico Wellness Challenge
Need some inspiration to keep up with your new year’s health and wellness goals?
We’ve put together monthly challenges to help you improve your physical and mental well-being.
10 Reasons Why Physical Therapy Should be Part of your Annual Wellness Routine
Each year we are expected to visit our primary care physicians, who are trained to prevent, diagnose, and treat a broad array of illnesses and injuries. Their scope of knowledge is the provision of comprehensive care — which means they can address chronic, long-term conditions like diabetes mellitus as well as acute problems like bronchitis, allergic reactions, or colds and flu. However, who is going to help you with that chronic back pain? Who will help you with neck soreness from carrying your children? Who can help you with that dizzy feeling when you first get up? Physical therapy can, and we are here to help! Here are the top ten reasons PT should be part of your annual wellness routine!
A Daily Walk is Worth Your Time
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.
How to Pick the Right Stroller for your Family?
Did you know the right baby stroller can make all the difference in activities from your neighborhood walk to maneuvering the mall? A stroller is a must-have for life on the go with a baby. Experiences with a baby can be simpler if the right stroller is paired correctly with your particular lifestyle. Finding the best stroller isn’t easy and can feel like a considerable expense. However, if you plan to take your baby out often or have more than one child, your stroller will get years of use.
Why does Exercise Make You Feel Better?
We’ve all been through it, the dreaded pre-exercise blues. Not quite sure if you want to go through with it; there are a million other things you could be doing instead. But you know that you will feel better if you do exercise, and while removing the guilt of not exercising is partly the reason, there is a scientific basis for why exercise makes us feel better.
12 Days of Stretches for a Healthy Holiday
The holiday season is a joyous time of year to spend quality time with family and friends. This time of the year can be tough on the body, however. Whether you are spending more time cooking, cleaning, putting up lights, or even shoveling, it’s a good idea to remember to stretch.
Stretching can help reduce stress and improve aches and pains that may be brought on by the holidays. Here are 12 stretches you can do daily for a happy and healthy holiday season.
The Mental & Physical Sides of Running: What Keeps Me Going
I don’t have to be the first to tell you that this has been a tough year for everyone emotionally, mentally and physically. Sticking to a healthy routine has never been more important. Throughout the last year, running has always been an outlet for me. Through tough, lonely, and cold days where it was an effort to even get out of the house, running has always put my mind and body at ease, providing stress relief and happiness, even if for a short period of time.
5 Strength Training Exercises for the Older Adult
A common misconception is that strength training is only beneficial for young adults. This is simply not true! Strengthening can be beneficial at any age; in fact there is no age limitation to gain strength. We know that muscle strength can be increased by progressive loads at any age. There is also evidence that suggests muscle strength can help with mobility, such as gait speed, and improving function for tasks, such as standing up from a chair. Increasing strength in the older population is beneficial to decrease risk of injury and has other health benefits as well.