Avoiding “Fad Diets”

02/07/2020

Avoiding “Fad Diets”

To begin, you may be wondering. “What is a fad diet?”  The Cleveland Clinic defines this as a diet that cuts out foods that contain necessary nutrients or even completely eliminating a whole food group. Some examples of these are the promotion of fat-free, very low-carbohydrate, or high-protein styles of eating. Other fad diets may encourage you…
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Cheat Meal Strategies To Help With Weight Loss

10/03/2017

Cheat Meal Strategies To Help With Weight Loss

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…
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Superfood Spotlight: Spinach

09/13/2017

Superfood Spotlight: Spinach

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…
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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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08/27/2017

5 Ways to Stop Cravings

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…
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Best Fitness Watches of 2017

12/08/2016

Best Fitness Watches of 2017

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…
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11/03/2016

Healing Faster By Eating Healthy

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…
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Getting Back on Track after Super Bowl Weekend!

02/09/2016

Getting Back on Track after Super Bowl Weekend!

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.



Increasing Your Intra-Workout Energy

01/26/2016

Increasing Your Intra-Workout Energy

Have you ever been in the middle of a workout and suddenly you’re starving? This usually ends in one of two ways. Either you stop your workout entirely to eat, or continue your workout with nothing but food on your mind