Life after Physical Therapy
06/22/2011 07:59:56 AM
We know that physical therapy can be a long, hard road and it takes willpower to keep at it. Staying consistent with your appointments can be hard at times and you might feel like celebrating when it’s all over; but what comes after you’re done with your therapy?
Importance of a Warm-up
06/20/2011 22:38:02 PM
Have you ever wondered about the real physiological benefits of a warm-up and what exactly happens when you go through it?
Well, as you start to exercise your body needs to make a number of quick adjustments. The three most profound changes that occur during a warm-up include an increase in heart ra..
Do you know when to use ice and when to use heat on an injury?
06/15/2011 10:49:00 AM
Most people know to apply ice to an acute injury but aren't so sure when to use heat. There are two basic types of injuries: acute and chronic.
Acute Injuries Acute injuries are sudden, sharp, traumatic injuries that occur immediately (or within hours) and cause pain (possibly severe pain). Most o..
What can a personal trainer do for me that I can’t do myself?
06/13/2011 12:24:03 PM
The cartoon above is humorous but in all reality a good personal trainer is an educator who provides well-informed answers to your fitness questions. A skillful trainer chooses safe and effective exercises for you based on your age, gender, level of conditioning, health, motor skills and goals ..
Water, Electrolytes, Carbs & Cramps
06/13/2011 12:22:33 PM
Athletes need to consume fluids before, during and after exercise because dehydration of more than 2% body weight can cause exertional heat illness such as heat cramps, heat exhaustion or heatstroke.
Approximately 73 percent of our lean body mass is water. Without food, the body can main..
Understand & Avoid Muscle Cramps
06/13/2011 12:21:02 PM
You’ve probably experienced a muscle cramp sometime, and it probably happened while you were exercising. Or it may even have occurred while sitting, walking, or just sleeping. You felt a sudden contraction of one or more muscles that resulted in intense pain and an inability to use the af..
The Power Of Attitude
06/13/2011 12:18:02 PM
Attitude is everything. It’s how we view the world. Our attitude affects how we act and feel in everyday life. Optimistic people have a positive expectancy that helps to achieve the goal at hand. It’s with this can-do attitude that we take action to accomplish our g..
PT for Pain Management
06/13/2011 12:04:25 PM
Physical Therapy is a great conservative means of pain management for various acute and chronic conditions prior to the use of medications, procedures, and surgeries. Physical therapy (PT) involves the treatment, healing, and prevention of injuries or disabilities and is used to help relieve pai..
Is my "BMI" reliable or should I get my "Percent Body Fat" checked?
06/13/2011 11:44:27 AM
Let me start by saying that at 5'9" and 185 lbs, I am "Overweight" bordering on "Obese" according to the BMI (Body Mass Index) Index and yet I am around 13% body fat which is "athletic" or "Fit" on the American Council on Exercise Percent Bodyfat Index. Really? Why? Well, because BMI is dependent o..
What’s the best time to workout?
06/13/2011 11:43:14 AM
While convenience ultimately prevails and you may be better off working out whenever your schedule allows, here are some things to consider.
The average person is about 25% hypoglycemic upon awakening. This could be good or bad. Good because the resultant insulin levels are low from a hypo..
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