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How to survive Thanksgiving

Ways to Avoid Overindulging During this Holiday Season Stay out of the kitchen! Unless you are responsible for food preparation, steer clear of the kitchen to reduce the urge to "taste test" everything. Eat breakfast. Even if you are having a large, festive lunch or dinner, equip your body with a healthy, energizing breakfast th...

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Julie Willis’ Notes from the Trail: So you want to do a Marathon

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. (And so are the hills.) I guess that's how I'd summarize the experience of a first marathon—specifically, The North Face Endurance Challenge held this September 17th and 18th. Located in the Southern Kettle Moraine State Forest with the start and finish at Ottawa Lake, Southeast Wisconsin has the gr...

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With all the diets out there, how do you know which one is for you?

Atkins Diet, Biggest Loser Diet, Cabbage Soup Diet, Eat Right for Your Type, Fat Smash Diet, Thin for Life, South Beach Diet, Slim-Fast Diet, Jenny Craig, The Zone, Nutrisystem Diet, Mediterranean Diet, and so many others. With all of these diets out there, how do you know which one will be the best for you? Or how do you even go about choosing the...

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Medically Oriented Gym

October is “National Physical Therapy Month” so I thought what better time than now to reflect on our profession and how we can continue to evolve in providing even better, more efficient care in our current ever-changing healthcare environment. When I first got the idea to start my own business, I wanted to create a clinic that married outpat...

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Is it really all about the shoes?

The popularity of the sport of running has exploded in recent years, with huge increases in registrations at events from 5K to the marathon, triathlons, and duathlons. Concurrent with this big increase in participants has been a movement emphasizing barefoot or “natural running.” While there are some who advocate for actually running barefoot, ...

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