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All in a Day’s Work – Ways to Stay Fit at the Office
Vita Physical Therapy

For some people, fitness is all in a day's work. They get exercise because their jobs require physical activity. That's a good thing, given the health and calorie-burning benefits of staying active. But, if you have a desk job or other sedentary job, you may need to be creative to find ways to keep your body moving at work. How much? Most generally healthy adults need at least 2.5 hours of aerobic exercise a week along with strength training on at least two days. To get the most health benefits, the exercise should be done at a moderately intense level or higher, such as brisk lunchtime walks. But, any movement will help burn extra calories. So, look for more ways to keep moving. For example, get up from your desk and stretch now and the...

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Establishing Bedtime Routines for Children
Vita Physical Therapy

  Sleep is an essential part of our day to ensure we are healthy and ready to engage in what life has to offer. Going to sleep and getting enough sleep are important skills for children to learn. Optimal sleep helps to ensure that children are able to play and ready to participate in daily activities at school or at home, and it promotes growth and development. Parents often struggle with bedtime routines and making sure children go to bed at a reasonable time. A bedtime routine can help both parents and children make the daily activity of going to sleep a pleasant experience. Sleep is one of the many da...

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April is National Occupational Therapy Month
Vita Physical Therapy

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. Occupational therapy is the only profession that helps people across the lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations). Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent—or live better with—injury, illness, or disability. Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering fro...

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How Much Sugar Is In Your Food and Drink?

Modern life is so fast-paced that it can be difficult to keep a healthy balance of nutrients in the food you eat. Sugar is one of these nutrients, and the cells in the body would die without it. Consuming too much sugar, however, raises the risk of several dangerous health problems, including , , increased pressure on the heart and blood vessels, and dental decay. It is estimated that the average person in the United States consumes around 19.5 teaspoons, or 82 grams (g) of sugar, per day. That is over double the amount recommended by the American Heart Association (AHA), which is . ...

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