Health Tips

How Cell Phone Usage Impacts Your Health

The need to stay connected to our peers and the news going on in the world is deeply ingrained in our culture. Not using any mobile device is impractical today. Like with anything else, however, it is essential to keep cell phones in their place and avoid overusing them. Because they are frequently used and […]

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The Importance of Range of Motion

Whenever you are about to get into your daily workout routine, the term “range of motion” might not enter your mind. What’s a few seconds of stretching really going to do? After all, you want to get right into your workout. To understand just how important it is, let’s define what range of motion is. […]

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Video Games Can Offer Physical Therapy Benefits

Physical Therapy doesn’t have to be all work and no play. As video games further develop and become more interactive, players’ options expand. The release of the Nintendo Wii in 2006 marked the start of a revolution, one that gets players up and moving rather than keeping them glued to one spot. What makes the […]

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Water VS Sports Drinks: Which Is Better?

While water is essential to keeping the body hydrated, many athletes turn to sports drinks like Gatorade and Powerade for their fuel. With all the colors and flavors available, it can be tempting to choose these over water, and for athletes, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Since our bodies are mostly made up of […]

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Understanding the Food Pyramid for Athletes

A well-balanced diet is essential to healthy living. For athletes, it is especially important because their performance relies on energy received from food’s nutrients. To get proper nutrients, the USDA recommends eating portions of fruits, vegetables, grains, protein, and dairy at each meal. MyPlate, which replaced the food pyramid model in 2011, provides a visual […]

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Fad Diet Dangers for Athletes

If getting the body you want in a shorter length of time seems too good to be true, it probably is. As fad diets increase in popularity due to their quick-results-with-minimal-effort appeal, athletes and their bodies fall risk to the danger fad diets can cause. It’s important that athletes understand the effects a diet will […]

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Sitting or Standing Desks: Which Is Better for Your Health?

Many offices provide desks for their employees, but they often require long sitting periods. While most don’t recognize that standing desks exist as an alternative, they are rising in popularity, bringing workers with them. As with all new replacements, the debate over which is better comes into question. This time, it’s for health, but the […]

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Common Larcosse Injuries, Treatment, and Prevention

Although lacrosse may not receive the same attention as other sports, the game involves running and body contact that can easily lead to injury. It’s important that lacrosse players know the risks so they can better protect themselves and properly treat injuries when they occur.   Common Lacrosse Injuries Ankle sprains Knee sprains (ACL or […]

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Getting Ready for Occupational Therapy

Whereas Physical Therapy focuses on strengthening the function of the human body, Occupational Therapy focuses on the individual’s ability to perform activities, or occupations, in daily life. As with any other, the first appointment for Occupational Therapy can be both exciting and anxiety inducing. However, knowing what to expect can reduce stress and leave patients […]

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What to Expect at Your First Physical Therapy Session

Physical Therapy is a common form of treatment for injured athletes. While some anticipate the first appointment, others might feel anxious and unprepared, which is natural. Injuries can be discouraging and can often feel like a setback, especially when an athlete has a goal or participates on a team. Knowing what to expect from Physical […]

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