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4 Common Running Injuries and How to Treat Them

June 10th, 2017

Running is a great way to improve your health and stay in shape. Unfortunately, there are several types of sports injuries associated with running. The following are 4 common running injuries and the best ways to treat them. Shin Splints Nearly every runner has experienced inflammation and pain in the tendons and muscles of the

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Cardio or Weights? Which is more important?  

May 20th, 2017

The debate over which is better will go on forever. Both cardio exercise and weightlifting hold equally important places when it comes to physical therapy and exercising for good health. The choice on which will serve the better purpose is made when the end goal is decided upon. If an individual wants to build stamina

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Change Up Your Workout for Better Results

May 10th, 2017

It’s easy to get into a rut or hit a plateau when you do the same exercise routine repeatedly. According to Women’s Health every time you complete the same routine your body becomes more adept at handling the stress. This ultimately means you’ll start burning fewer calories. There are several things you can do to

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3 Morning Routines for a Better Start to Your Day  

April 20th, 2017

Not everybody looks forward to early mornings with the same zest and enthusiasm as, say, an evening out with friends. If you’re ready for a shift in approach to your morning routine, one that leaves you feeling energized and healthy, we have a few suggestions! Stretch Every Extremity Before getting out of bed, reach your

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Interval Training for Fat Loss

April 10th, 2017

Many people plug away at various workouts for an hour or more each day, several days a week, with minimal results. Exercising at a steady rate simply won’t achieve the same results as interval training. While interval training has been around for several years it has recently garnered a lot of attention as a way

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Poor Posture Can Lead to Shoulder Impingement

March 20th, 2017

In most areas of the body, bone is surrounded by muscles and tendons that allow that part of the body to move.  The shoulder is different.  It is actually made up of three bones – the humerus or arm bone, the scapula or shoulder blade, and the clavicle or collarbone.  Rather than being “wrapped” in

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Different Types of Stretching and Their Benefits

March 11th, 2017

Many folks beginning an exercise or physical therapy regimen are given a specific set of exercises, but these instructions don’t always come with proper guidance on the stretching that should accompany the program. To ensure that you can either avoid – or avoid exacerbating – injuries, here’s a comprehensive guide to different types of stretching and their benefits.

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Flat Feet: How Physical Therapy Can Help The Pain

February 20th, 2017

Flat feet is caused by many things, genetics, age, weight, etc., and can create painful body issues. A physical therapist from Fit 4 Life can treat and suggest simple lifestyle changes like exercises to lengthen and strengthen muscles, shoes and insoles that will lift the arch and posture builders to engage and strengthen the core. But those with flat feet should understand

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Blood Flow Restriction Training Theory and Applications

February 11th, 2017

If you’ve been at the gym recently and notice someone weightlifting with bands wrapped around their biceps, they are likely trying out a new training regimen called Blood Flow Restriction Training, or BFR. The strategy behind Blood Flow Restriction Training is to maintain arterial blood flow to a muscle, while preventing the venous return of

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Increasing Core Strength to Relieve Pain

January 20th, 2017

  Core strength has become a popular topic because it affects the function of the entire body. A strong core means better stability, fewer injuries and less physical stress. Weak core muscles can lead to chronic back and neck pain. Signs of weak core muscles include slumping in your chair, poor posture at your desk or

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