The Importance of Nutrition During Injury Rehab

11/20/2017

The Importance of Nutrition During Injury Rehab

During the injury recovery process, patients tend to focus on the exercises that will help them. However, nutrition is an essential aspect of regaining mobility. Some are more concerned with what stretches will expedite recovery. And, while muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments do rely on movement to regain strength, they also rely on fuel. At…
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Pre-Workout Nutrition: What and When to Eat Before Workout

10/18/2017

Pre-Workout Nutrition: What and When to Eat Before Workout

A Pre-workout snack is just as important as any other snack throughout the day. It provides you with the energy and nutrients to perform your best during your workout. But, that is, only if you eat the right kind of foods. Processed foods or a large serving of fatty foods can make you feel sluggish…
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What Comes First: Cardio or Strength Training?

10/12/2017

What Comes First: Cardio or Strength Training?

Cardio is a vital part of any workout regime whether it is for weight loss, bodybuilding, strength training, or sports training. It increases our endurance levels and is also an important way to preventing all sorts of health problems and diseases. But, when is the best time to do cardio? Recent studies show doing cardio…
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Going Steady: What Is It and Why To Start Doing It

09/08/2017

Going Steady: What Is It and Why To Start Doing It

What is Steady-State Exercise? Do you enjoy going out for long adventure activities like hiking or bike rides? Then steady-state exercise is right for you. According to the American Council on Exericse (ACE), steady-state training is described as maintaining a constant speed and level of intensity during a workout session. It helps improve cardiorespiratory because…
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09/01/2017

Mental Health Benefits from Exercise

Many people exercise in order to lose weight or maintain their health and shape. But, what some don’t know is that exercise can also be used as a way to manage mental health concerns like anxiety or depression. Exercise can do just as much for your mood as it does for your body. Studies have shown…
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3 Surprising Fitness Facts

08/05/2017

3 Surprising Fitness Facts

There are always potential set backs to your fitness goals. However, these tips are meant to clear up any misconceptions you may have when getting started. At Farmingdlae Physical Therapy West, we encourage our patients to adopt and maintain a healthy life style. Managing weight and building strength is a step in the right direction…
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3 Tips to Preventing Knee Pain

08/01/2017

3 Tips to Preventing Knee Pain

We put an enormous amount of pressure on our knees on a daily basis. It’s no wonder why knee pain is one of the top complaints from people of all ages. The most common causes include, “inflammation caused by improper lifting of heavy objects, poor flexibility, bad shoes, muscle weakness, starting high-impact fitness routines without…
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Reasons to Start Meditating Today

07/23/2017

Reasons to Start Meditating Today

Meditation has been around for 100s of years and with all the wonderful benefits it’s no wonder meditation is practiced even today. The word “meditation” comes from the English translation of Indo-Tibetan words meaning the “cultivation of familiarity with one’s own mind.” David Vago, Ph. D, a research associate at Harvard Medical School, says, “Meditation gives…
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HIIT Workout: Benefits & Why it Works

07/21/2017

HIIT Workout: Benefits & Why it Works

High-intensity interval training is a “HIIT” among athletes and gym goers alike. Physical Therapist L Augustyn defines high-intensity interval training (HIIT) as “short, intense, unsustainable bursts of physical activity, paired with intervals of quick rests.” This type of training can be done anywhere and requires no equipment. HIIT workouts normally use only your body weight, in order to keep…
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Fruits of Summer: Watermelon

07/12/2017

Fruits of Summer: Watermelon

Nothing says summer like biting into a fresh juicy watermelon. Watermelon can be enjoyed in salads, smoothies, sorbets, and salsas. Have you ever tried watermelon with feta cheese? One of my favorites! Not only does watermelon taste great but it also has a plethora of nutritional value. Here, are just some of the many amazing…
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