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Lowering Cholesterol Levels

Americans overall have better control of their Cholesterol, but we’re not out of the woods. It’s no secret that the United States could stand to collectively shed a few pounds. More than two-thirds of American adults are overweight or obese. But a few months ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Preventio...

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The Importance of Core Strength

Core strength is about more than just having a flat stomach, your core is key in maintaining spinal support and balance. A well-maintained regiment of core strengthening can help prevent future back problems, and lends itself to general spinal health. Your core is made up of your abdominal muscles, erector muscles, and obliques. Here 5 simple exer...

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Get Motivated!

  “I’ll just work out tomorrow”, is a sentence that I found myself uttering far too often especially considering that the gym that I would work out in was in my building, and membership was entirely free. I would have an excuse for every time that I missed, which was frequently. A few pounds later, I came to the onerous realiz...

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Trigger Point Dry Needling at Vita Physical Therapy

  Trigger point dry needling is a treatment technique that has rapidly increased in popularity within the physical therapy community. Dry needling is used to restore function and decrease pain. Injury or repetitive micro trauma to the body can result in trigger points, which can be simply described as a painful area within the muscle. Chemica...

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Joe Westphal

There were two ways to go off the tram at the summit of Crystal Mountain – the first was an open bowl with a choice of lines. The second was a ridge line that ...

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Get to Know: Berit

Berit is Vita's Vice President of Public Relations and has been with Vita since 2011. 1. What takes up your time outside of work? I love spending time with family and friends, but sitting on the couch with a good book and glass of red wine is pretty high on my list too. I volunteer for Friends of Catalano Square...

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Stretching 101

Stretching takes on many forms and can have varied results in different individuals. In the end, your body type, physical condition, and exercise goals will determine the best stretches (if any!) for your body. For others, foam rolling is more effective. There are plenty of videos and articles describing “How To.” However, for the best results...

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