Written by: Elizabeth M. Chamis, DPT
For many folks, hitting the gym on a consistent basis just never seems to work out as planned. Whether it’s too cost intensive or too time consuming based on jobs, kids, etc., there always seems to be something that causes fitness to lose priority in our lives. Well, fortunately, the crew at Fitness Anywhere in San Francisco, California understand this issue and with the help of America’s real superheroes, the Navy SEALs, the TRX Suspension Trainer was developed as the solution.
The American Heart Association is a great source for health-related recommendations. Here are a few for adult fitness:
Exercise for General Cardiovascular Health:
Exercise for Lowering Blood Pressure and Cholesterol:
So how do you measure the intensity level of your exercise? The Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) scale has numbers which relate to phrases used to rate how easy or difficult you find an activity.
Challenge yourself this week! Try this routine or work up to one similar.
For more information visit the American Heart Association on the web. Click here!
Summer is here! Time to go outside, workout, have fun, and STAY COOL...
Just because the heat is here, doesn't mean you need to bring your workout indoors. Here are some tips on how you can exercise outside without getting overwhelmed in these hot summer months.
Summer is here and there is no better time to take up swimming. Whether you use an indoor or outside pool, or you go to the bay, swimming is an excellent form of cardiovascular exercise which many people don’t think to incorporate into their exercise routine. Here are some benefits of regular swimming:
Did you know smart diet and exercise will keep your mind sharp well into your "golden years"? It's true! The same strategies which help prevent heart disease, diabetes, and even cancer are also great brain boosters.
Do you ever wonder how you can help your children get the recommended 1+ hours of daily physical activity when you can't even make it to the gym? If so, you need to rethink your idea of exercise.
“Physical therapy is a dynamic profession with an established theoretical and scientific base and widespread clinical applications in the restoration, maintenance, and promotion of optimal physical function.” --APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
The above is the definition of our profession and encompasses all areas of physical therapy from neurological to orthopedic rehabilitation services. Looking at the outpatient orthopedic realm, you might find variations in the clinical setting as well as quality of care. This can lead to an inconsistent notion of what physical therapy is and what to expect out of your visit. Let’s break this down a bit and look at what you should expect from an outpatient orthopedic visit with your therapist:
In our first segment, we discussed using the correct body mechanics when gardening and weeding. Part II looks at how to keep you back healthy while mowing, blowing, and lifting a wheelbarrow.
Did you know the most common cause of shoulder pain is a condition called "Impingement Syndrome"? In this blog we will discuss the main cause of shoulder impingement and what you can do to help relieve the pain and stop future occurrences.
The shoulder is made up of multiple structures which must all work together to properly move the arm. Many people experience shoulder impingement because of poor posture. When you have poor posture, you are creating muscle imbalances of
If pain is keeping you awake at night, you may just need to adjust your sleeping position. Here are some things you can do to help make your night more comfortable and relaxing. The two recommended sleeping positions which are easiest on your back and neck are lying on your back or on your side.