5 Exercise Myths for People 55 and Older

5 Exercise Myths for People 55 and Older

While it’s expected that most older people tend to slow down with age, the notion that seniors and soon-to-be seniors should trade in exercise and their active lifestyles for bingo and rocking chairs is definitely antiquated, say physical therapists. And yet, when it...
Five Fitness Tips to Keep Introverts Moving

Five Fitness Tips to Keep Introverts Moving

If you have a more introverted personality, joining a gym, exercise class or workout group may not be your cup of tea. But, that doesn’t have to hold you back from achieving fitness or weight-loss goals. Finding a workout routine that fits your personality is one of...
Strength Training Critical for Active, Independent Aging

Strength Training Critical for Active, Independent Aging

To the 43 million Americans who have low bone density, putting them at high risk of osteoporosis, physical therapists have an important message: exercise is good medicine. But not just any exercise – weight-bearing, muscle-strengthening exercise. “Essential to staying...
Fitness Toolbox: Foam Rollers Aid in Relief, Recovery

Fitness Toolbox: Foam Rollers Aid in Relief, Recovery

Walk into most fitness stores, athletic retailers or gyms, and you’ll see them selling different versions of colorful, cylindrical items of various sizes and thicknesses, all covered in firm, textured foam. The items are called foam rollers, and according to physical...
Did You Know? National Physical Therapy Month Edition

Did You Know? National Physical Therapy Month Edition

October is National Physical Therapy Month, and physical therapists everywhere are jumping at the opportunity to remind people about the important role improved and restored movement has on improving society. “Pain-free movement is crucial to your quality of daily...