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Medically Based Fitness

Why is Medically Based Fitness relevant today? According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), a study completed in 2012 found that approximately 50% of all adults currently have one or more chronic health conditions1 and that number is projected to grow to 60% by 20302. These conditions can include (but ...

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Upper Crossed Syndrome, a disturbing modern trend

Upper Crossed Syndrome- Prevention and Treatment The term Upper Crossed Syndrome refers to a specific posture often seen in our technology-based culture today: Head jutting forward, slumped shoulders, and upper back rounding. For a good example simply look at anyone texting...

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Get to Know Colleen

We would like to introduce you to the newest member of the Vita family, Colleen B. Colleen has been a registered and licensed occupational therapist since 2004, after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her career has provided her a wide range of experience, spanning from treatment in the intensive care unit all the way to sports m...

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April is National Occupational Therapy Month

In celebration of National Occupational Therapy Month, Vita Physical Therapy & Fitness will provide resources throughout the month of April to help educate on the profession of occupational therapy. In 1917, the occupational therapy profession began with the founding of the Society for the Promotion of Occupational Therapy....

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If you're counting calories, think before taking that next drink. It could have more calories than your favorite dessert. A cocktail before dinner or a glass or two of wine with the meal is so common that some people don't even give it a second thought. But if you're trying to watch calories, here is something to think about befor...

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How much do you know about whole grains, fiber and healthy fat? Test your nutrition knowledge here. Are you savvy about nutrition? How much do you know about whole grains, fiber and healthy fat? Answer these questions to test your nutrition knowledge. 1) Avocado is a good source of: Saturated fat ...

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Get to Know Lindsay

We would like to introduce you to the newest member of the Vita family, Lindsay Carlson. Fitness has always been a major part of Lindsay’s life, her involvement in team sports served as a catalyst for her passion for fitness. She was a multi-sport varsity athlete through high school and went on to play soccer at Elmhurst College. She studied g...

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Plan Balanced, Healthy Meals with MyPlate

America’s longtime nutritional guide, the food pyramid, was replaced by a dynamic easy-to-follow program, Choose MyPlate. Think about your dinner plate for a moment. Is it covered with meat and potatoes and little else? Do your vegetables make up the smallest spot on your plate? Do you often eat more than you should? Your weight depends partial...

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Keeping a Well-Stocked Kitchen: Cupboard Basics

Keeping your pantry stocked with healthy foods is the first step toward building solid eating habits. Having plenty of healthy foods on hand is a great way to build a foundation for good eating habits that may last a lifetime. Do a pantry makeover and fill your kitchen with ingredients that may help the whole family develop health...

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