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Aging and Physical Fitness

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Aging and Physical Fitness

We all know that exercise is important. That doesn’t change as you age, if anything physical activity becomes more important as you get older. For older adults the goal should be to accumulate at least 150 minutes of moderate activity a week. This can include activities like walking, swimming, and cycling, as well as exercises to improve or maintain strength, flexibility, and balance. The 150 minutes is the prescribed amount of moderate-intensity exercise the CDC suggests for a generally fit American 65 and older. Even though this sounds like a lot, it’s really not. (more…)

Get Ready To Hit The Slopes

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Get Ready To Hit The Slopes

If you’re planning on hitting the slopes this winter it’s probably not a bad idea to start preparing now by doing some simple strengthening exercises. A little preparation can go a long way to ensuring that you have a fun weekend and aren’t hobbling around when you get back. Skiing presents a unique challenge for your body and uses various muscle groups in ways that many other forms of recreation don’t. It’s important to remember that often your large muscles can take the constant motion and pounding associated with skiing, but getting the secondary muscles trained and conditioned will help avoid injury. (more…)

Strengthen Your Ankles To Prevent Injury

Posted by on Dec 12, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Strengthen Your Ankles To Prevent Injury

One of the best ways to make sure that your ankles stay healthy is to make them strong. Strong ankles ensure that you have a good base for athletics and are less likely to become injured. Below we have some exercises that will help you strengthen your ankles no matter what your activity level. (more…)

Ankle Sprain Treatment & Recovery

Posted by on Dec 12, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Ankle Sprain Treatment & Recovery

Ankle sprains are very common injuries, especially during basketball season. Just because they’re common doesn’t mean that they don’t need to be properly treated. If a sprain is not treated properly it can lead to long-term problems. Sprains that cause pain along the outer side of the ankle are more common and generally less serious. If you’re experiencing pain along the inner side of the ankle it may represent a more serious injury and needs be evaluated by a doctor.

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