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...
Don’t confuse soreness with pain

Don’t confuse soreness with pain

There’s soreness, and then there’s pain. It’s important to not confuse the two, say physical therapists. To active people in general and athletes at all levels, the inability to recognize the differences between muscle soreness and pain can mean pushing your body –...
Mind your back(pack) during back-to-school

Mind your back(pack) during back-to-school

From homework and tests to extra-curricular activities, students already shoulder plenty of weight during back-to-school time. Their backpacks should be the least of their worries. Unfortunately, due to the lack of awareness or simple disinterest (or both), backpacks...
Dog Owners More Likely to Meet Fitness Benchmarks

Dog Owners More Likely to Meet Fitness Benchmarks

It turns out our furry friends have more to offer us than companionship and unconditional love. Based on multiple studies, dog owners are generally healthier and more likely to meet national fitness benchmarks than non-owners. How likely? According to the American...
Lower-back pain? Could be your hips.

Lower-back pain? Could be your hips.

It’s well established that about eight in 10 people in the U.S. will experience back pain at some point in their lives. And while the causes of such pain often vary, say physical therapists and other medical professionals say that increasingly, in a world that...
Parent Tips: Raise Active & Healthy Kids

Parent Tips: Raise Active & Healthy Kids

With child obesity still an epidemic in the U.S. and reams of research showing both the immediate and long-term benefits of youth exercise, it’s the duty of parents today to make movement and activity a part of kids’ lifestyles, physical therapist and other movement...