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The Most Overlooked Reason Why Fitness Resolutions Fail. by Tamer Issa, PT, DPT . With the new year comes our best intentions of setting resolutions to improve our lives.  For many of us, we make fitness-related resolutions to lose weight or get in shape.  The reality is that for most of us, we will fail after a few short weeks.  There are many reasons why this happens, including poor goal setting or our fear of change.  There is one reason that is commonly overlooked an...
Posted on 2019-01-13
Snow shoveling can contribute to a host of injuries to the spine, shoulders, and muscles of the body. Most of the problems are as a result of excessive bending and twisting while carrying a heavy load. Here are some tips to avoid pain and injury from shoveling snow. The Basics. Think of snow shoveling as a form of exercise, so as with any exercise, prepare your body for what you are about to do. Don’t begin shoveling snow after eating, smoking, or consuming caffeinated beverages. War...
Posted on 2019-01-13
Balancing Life with Osteoarthritis By: Megan Piersol   Age is not always a good excuse for the problems you are having. Yes, there are some natural things that happen to us as we get older, but it doesn’t have to mean that it has to hinder your function and movements. The strain we place on our bodies from improper muscle balance, inactivity, improper activity, decreased flexibility, poor posture, a combination, and/or repetitive stressors is what causes our problems. This occurs o...
Posted on 2019-01-03
How to Make the Most of Your New Year’s Resolutions By: Cole Howell, PT, DPT With 2018 coming to a close, many people find themselves creating New Year’s resolutions. “I want to be healthier.” “I want to save more money.” “I want to spend more time reading.” These are common resolutions, but most people give up within the first few weeks regardless of the goals they set. Here is a list of tips on how to stick with your New Year’s reso...
Posted on 2018-12-28
What Is Thai Massage?. By: Christa Sperry RMP, RYT-200. Thai Massage (also referred to as Thai Yoga Massage in the west, and traditionally as nuat phaen boran in Thai) is an over 2,500-year-old dynamic bodywork therapy combining elements of Ayurveda, assisted yoga postures, acupressure, massage, mindfulness, breathwork, and metta (the Buddhist idea of loving kindness). The story goes that the renowned yogi and physician to the Buddha himself, Jivaka Kumarbhaccha, traveled to Southeast Asia a...
Posted on 2018-12-26
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