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Put One Foot in Front of the Other…Every Day

Put One Foot in Front of the Other…Every Day

Put One Foot in Front of the Other…Every Day Walking is a gentle, low-impact exercise accessible to just about everyone. It is safe, simple and does not require practice, and evidence has shown that walking can be crucial to maintain senior physical and mental health. A recent article published in the Journal of the AmericanRead More…

Strength Training Benefits in Older Adults

Strength Training Benefits in Older Adults

Strength Training Benefits in Older Adults Strength training has benefits for all ages, but it can be a neglected part of an exercise regimen for men and women aged 50 years and older. Research suggests that when performed correctly, strengthening exercises are a safe way to improve fitness and health, even in older adults whoRead More…

New Guidelines Encourage Us to Just Get Moving

I read an article on Science Alert recently announcing a change in the latest US Exercise Guidelines. According to the article, which references the document published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, it’s no longer necessary to exercise for long periods of time; the total volume of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity is what counts.

Does Running Cause Disc Problems?

Does Running Cause Disc Problems?

  Recent Studies Show Running and Exercise May Actually Strengthen the Intervertebral Disc    A recent study looked at the lumbar disc problems,  Intervertebral Discs (IVDs) in people that were runners for greater than five years and also ran more than 50+ kilometers per week (long distance runners). The intervertebral discs act as shock absorbentsRead More…

Inspired by Family: My Cousin / MMA Middleweight, Chris Weidman

I thought you would enjoy this story about my cousin, Chris Weidman. In this video, he shares his thoughts on being the #1 ranked MMA middleweight and then losing that title. He discusses his struggles to learn, rebounding from adversity, and returning for another fight. Most importantly, Chris talks about the importance of family inRead More…

Watch Out for the “Winter Effect”

Watch Out for the “Winter Effect”

In my practice, I’ve noticed over the years that many of my patients – especially those with spine related problems – will return for treatment soon after the end of the winter. The common variable? In the wintertime, people are just not as active as they are during the spring, summer and fall; they areRead More…

Tips On How To Choose a Physical Therapist in Paramus

How to choose a reputable Physical Therapist in Paramus Physical therapy is a treatment that is offered to treat different kinds of injuries and body conditions. If your doctor suspects you need a physical therapy, he asks you to visit a physiotherapist. You need to visit the best physical therapy center to get the bestRead More…

Is CrossFit Safe?

Is CrossFit Safe?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock in recent years, you’ve probably heard about CrossFit, or have at least one friend or family member who participates in the fitness regimen. Perhaps you even workout at a CrossFit gym yourself. If you have been living under a rock, according to their website, CrossFit is “constantly variedRead More…

8 Tips to Stop Shoulder and Neck Pain While Running

8 Tips to Stop Shoulder and Neck Pain While Running

Over the years, I have had many runners come to me with neck and shoulder pain. It’s not uncommon for this pain to occur in runners while training for a 5k, half marathon, marathon or triathlon. Many of these patients experience neck, upper back and/or upper arm pain that can be achy, dull, or sharp.Read More…

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