Of course, we all know that losing weight is not easy. In fact, excess weight is perhaps the most common health issue facing us today. A shocking 71.6% of Americans over the age of 20 are overweight, and nearly 40% are obese. In addition, it seems that there’s always some fad diet or new, “fast and… Continue Reading
First and foremost, you might be wondering: “what is a fad diet?” The Cleveland Clinic defines this as: a diet that removes food that contains necessary nutrients. Additionally, they may even completely eliminate a whole food group. Some examples of these include promoting fat-free, very low-carbohydrate, or high-protein food intake. Also, some fad diets may… Continue Reading
Fried Oreos, cheesy fries topped with bacon and double deep-dish pizza. This is what cheat meals are made of. But often more than not, it’s also the quickest way to add extra pounds around your midsection. A cheat meal, according to bodybuilding.com is eating something that is not usually a part of your diet. The… Continue Reading
There’s a reason why your favorite restaurants that once only served lettuce now have spinach salads on the menu. It’s because more and more people have become aware of just how good these spinach is for you. Top 4 Benefits of Spinach #1 Anti-Inflammatory & Anti-Cancerous Spinach is filled with anti-inflammatory and anti-cancerous… Continue Reading
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… Continue Reading
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… Continue Reading
If you’ve ever been on a diet before, you’ve probably experienced food cravings every now and then. A food craving is a strong desire for certain foods, usually the type that are often restricted when dieting, like foods high in sugar and carbs. Succumbing to cravings while on a diet is a big part of… Continue Reading
If you feel naked without your fitness-monitoring smartwatch, then you’re not alone. Statista forecasted that over 75 million smartwatches would be sold worldwide in 2017. At Farmingdale Physical Therapy, we believe that this trend has already had a tremendous impact on the development of positive fitness habits, which will impact the future. There are a… Continue Reading
One of the key components to a healthy lifestyle is eating right! The food we eat provides energy and nutrients that our bodies need to operate. Eating a balanced diet consisting of fruits, vegetables, lean meats, low fat dairy and whole grains will help you lose weight and feel great. A healthy diet also promotes… Continue Reading
This past weekend’s Super Bowl was definitely a lot of fun; from the big game, to the half time show, to the commercials and who could forget all of the food! I for one loved the assortment of tasty snacks available at my Super Bowl party, but now it’s Tuesday and it’s time we get back on track to healthy eating.
With more than 35 years of experience, Henry Purslow of Farmingdale Physical Therapy West offers expert physical therapy services in Bethpage, NY.