The Top 2 Fitness Apps for a Healthier Lifestyle

08/01/2021

The Top 2 Fitness Apps for a Healthier Lifestyle

Nowadays, technology dictates just about everything we do. If we need a ride to work, somewhere to stay on vacation, want to know the name of a song or to furnish a new apartment, a couple of swipes and pushes of a button is all it takes to make it happen almost instantly. Obviously, all…
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The Importance of Resistance Training

05/28/2021

The Importance of Resistance Training

Originally published on November 17, 2016, this post has been updated for relevancy and accuracy. Simply put, certain forms of exercise don’t get the praise they deserve. Of course, at Farmingdale Physical Therapy, just about every form of exercise is one we recommend. We’ll never discourage our patients from implementing regular, effective workout routines into…
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The Effects of Doing Push-ups and Sit-ups Daily

05/03/2021

The Effects of Doing Push-ups and Sit-ups Daily

Originally punblished on December 26, 2019, this post has been updated for accuracy and relevancy. Nowadays, too many people are out of shape. In fact, obesity is (as of right now) one of the most severe public health issues facing the country. An astonishing number of people eat too much, exercise too little and don’t…
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Understanding Dehydration

02/02/2021

Understanding Dehydration

Water makes up over 60% of the human body. It’s important for lubricating the joints and eyes, aiding in digestion, flushing out toxins and nourishing your skin. Therefore, it’s critical to ingest plenty of water, and often. When you expel too much fluid without taking enough in, dehydration occurs. Drinking plenty of water is on…
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How to Fuel Your Body for Endurance Activities

02/01/2021

How to Fuel Your Body for Endurance Activities

Obviously, we all need fuel to perform strenuous activities. Events like 5k marathons and other endurance sports are becoming more popular every day. Therefore, how you prepare nutritiously for this kind of exercise is crucial. It’s equally as essential to succeeding as stretching beforehand. Your food intake may be the difference between participation and success…
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Importance of Stretching

01/04/2021

Importance of Stretching

Each morning most of us initially wake up with a nice stretch. However, we are not doing the proper amount of stretching that should be done daily. The benefits of stretching daily can reach past the scope of the day and benefit us several years from now as we age.



Am I Doing Enough Cardio?

12/10/2020

Am I Doing Enough Cardio?

How much cardio should we be doing every week? Many patients have questions for their physical therapist, this among them. When it comes to any kind of exercise, most people would assume that more is always best. After all, if you want to be enormously muscular, you should work out a lot, right? Also, if…
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Benefits of Having a Strong Core

04/24/2020

Benefits of Having a Strong Core

You probably have heard endless amounts of comments from people saying how they wish they had nice, chiseled abs, or that one day they were going to have a six-pack. Although there is a huge visual appeal to having a lean and toned stomach, there are also many other benefits to having a strong core…
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Ways to Achieve Your Gym Goal

04/10/2020

Ways to Achieve Your Gym Goal

Most people have the desire to be more fit, to lose weight, be more active, and be healthier. But the problem we most often face is figuring out how to start and then we tend to struggle to stay motivated. These are some tips to succeed with starting your fitness journey and how to keep…
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5 Reasons to See a Physical Therapist When You’re Not Injured

11/23/2017

5 Reasons to See a Physical Therapist When You’re Not Injured

Many people assume that physical therapy patients have sports or auto injuries. Our patient base is largely composed of patients with injuries. However, that doesn’t mean they are the only people who can benefit from physical therapy. Physical therapists help people to reach (and remain at) the pinnacle of physical condition in many ways. Read…
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