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Holiday Wellness
Vita Physical Therapy

Fit in exercise during the holidays. Don’t wait until New Year’s to set your fitness goals. There are ways to sneak in exercise while you’re busy this holiday season. Shopping, cooking, eating, drinking, parties, family gatherings and more all help define the holiday season. Hectic schedules – combined with cooler temperatures an...

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Protect Your Body This Winter
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Winter in Wisconsin brings many challenges that can negatively impact your health. Snow shoveling, slippery sidewalks and sweets are only a few of the hazards this time of year. To combat the sweets I recommend moderation, regular activity and work with a . The physical therapy advice is valuable for the slippery sidewalks and snow shoveling. Slippery sidewalks: Avoid the temptation to catch yourself. Falling onto your hands is the most common way to break a bone. If you fa...

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Relax! Easy Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress
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Joy. Merry. Happy. Bright. Those are words associated with the holidays. Stress. Busy. Overwhelmed. Frazzled. Exhausted. Those words are also sometimes associated with the holidays.  Most children wait eagerly for the holidays to arrive. Adults often have more mixed feelings. For them, the holidays mean increased stress: dashing to decorate the house, elbowing through crowds at the mall, and fretting about the right gift or how to pay for it. Relax. Don't let stress suck the joy out of your holiday season. These tips can help you keep stress under control so your holidays can be merry and bright. Create a game plan. Spend a little time up front getting organized. Make a list of what you need to buy. Try to ...

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How to Survive Thanksgiving
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Ways to Avoid Overindulging During this Holiday Season According to research from the Calorie Control Council, the average American may consume more than 4,500 calories and a whopping 229 grams of fat during a typical holiday gathering from snacking and eating a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with turkey and all the trimmings1. Here, we have some simple ways to make sure you enjoy your Thanksgiving celebration without the bulge! Eat breakfast. Even if you are having a large, festive lunch or dinner, equip your body with a healthy, energizing breakfast that will keep you full until you are ready to eat your big holiday meal. Focus on protein and fat the morning of with some scramb...

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How Direct Access can save you Time and Money
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It’s certainly not news to anyone paying attention to their healthcare premiums that rising healthcare costs are a significant strain on the pocketbook. In fact, more and more employers who provide healthcare to their employees are moving to high deductible plans with higher visit co-pays and increased premiums. This is leading to a much more cost and efficiency-savvy healthcare consumer who wants to make sure that the choices they make when utilizing healthcare services are efficient, effective, and of good value. Wisconsin is one of many states with regulatory laws that allow for direct access to a physical therapist without a physician referral, . (Limitations on direct access do exist for Medicare and some government insurance prog...

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