How to Talk Positively to Your Kids About Exercise

All kids need exercise. Stacks of scientific research through the years support the myriad ways exercise helps young bodies and minds as they develop and grow.  It’s important, then, for parents to encourage their children to be active and develop healthful habits as they grow and develop. During such conversations, however, setting a positive tone is paramount.  Learning the values of good fitness and nutrition should be a confidence-building exercise for kids and adolescents. Don’t […]

Tips for Preventing Painful Shin Splints this Running Season

The longer days and warmer weather of spring can be invigorating, enticing runners of all levels to up their games. But while this time of year may motivate one to increase the duration, frequency and intensity of their runs, be cautious, say physical therapists and other medical professionals.  After all, if the increase is too sudden, it could put the […]

Tips for Reducing, Managing Plantar Fasciitis Pain

Studies show about three-quarters of all Americans will experience foot pain at some point in their lives. Of them, more than 2 million people who seek treatment each year will learn they suffer from an overuse condition called plantar fasciitis.  Fortunately, most cases of plantar fasciitis are both manageable and treatable.  Plantar fasciitis will typically present itself as sharp pain in the heel or in the arch of the foot, most often […]

7 Fitness Tips for Summer Vacation Travel

It’s vacation season, and for many that means visiting faraway friends, exploring new places and possibly even crossing some things of the ol’ bucket list.  Unfortunately, traveling often also means lots of sitting, interrupted sleep patterns due to time zone changes, unhealthy eating, and workout routines that are sporadic, if not nonexistent.  But, travel doesn’t have to be synonymous with unhealthy habits and a lack of exercise. Vacations are a […]

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 comes to exercise for the 55-and-older population, plenty of myths continue to […]