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Orange Pepper Beef Stir Fry Recipe

INGREDIENTS 1/2 pound beef, stew meat, or top round 1/2 cup fat-free, reduced-sodium beef broth 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce 1/4 cup orange juice concentrate 2 tablespoons lime juice 1 tablespoon sesame oil 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 tablespoon fresh, minced ginger 1 tablespoon cornstarch Nonstick cooking spray 1 tablespoon canola oil 3 small bell peppers (any color), thinly sliced 1 small vidalia or red onion 1 cut broccoli florets 3 scallions, thinly sliced DIRECTIONS Place the beef in the freezer for 15 to 20 minutes, until firm but not totally frozen, for easy slicing. Cut into paper-thin slices against the grain. In a large bowl, whisk the broth, soy sauce, orange juice concentrate, lim...

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Vita welcomes Pilates Movement

We are pleased to announce that Pilates Movement will be teaming up and moving in with Vita Fitness & Physical Therapy. Pilates Movement is expanding their location to our 1000-sqft lower level space at Vita. The studio is fully equipped with the state-of-the-art NY Gratz Pilates apparatus originally designed by Joseph Pilates. Therese Stark, owner of Pilates Movement, was certified by Romana Kryzanowska, the world-renowned protégé of Joseph Pilates. Therese is dedicated to teaching the integrity of Joseph Pilates. This is the first and only Romana's Pilates Certified Studio in downtown Milwaukee. Romana's Pilates certification program is dedicated to teaching the spirit, integrity, and technique of Joseph and Clar...

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National Physical Therapy Month

National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM) is celebrated each October. NPTM is designed to highlight the impact that physical therapists and physical therapist assistants make in their patients’ lives. Physical therapists significantly improve mobility and ability to perform daily activities. In many cases, physical therapists provide an alternative to surgery or assist in improving surgical outcomes. Additional information about physical therapy can be found at . Here at Vita, we want to use NPTM to commend and recognize all of our patients, past, present, and future. With that said, we are launching the “I heart Vita” campaign. We are asking you, our patients to tell us why you love Vita and what Vita has meant to you. We will have a b...

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Get to Know: Lottie

My philosophy on fitness is this: Each and every person has the power to create their life; not just live it. Empower yourself. Make the decision to get in the best shape of your life. If you do, I am more than happy to guide you every step of the way. 1. What takes up your time outside of work? I like to practice what I preach. I love being active outdoors, no matter what the activity! I also have a photography business. Capturing life's precious moments is an art to me and helps me dial in to my creative side. 2. Name one thing you miss about being a kid? Sitting on my Dad's lap with my four other siblings, listening to him read us stories and fairy tales while my Mom made us dinner. 3. What ...

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I love hearing this question because typically the answer is Yes! Physical therapists are the movement specialists and have training which allows them to use various techniques to minimize pain and restore function. Physical therapy aims to restore balance to the musculoskeletal system. This means if you feel that you have pain from tight, overworked, or weak muscles you can benefit from physical therapy. If you have noticed difficulty or pain with reaching to the floor, raking leaves, or climbing stairs, a physical therapist can identify what is causing the limitation and guide you in addressing the problem. Being a physical therapist, I am biased. There is little harm in having a physical therapy evaluation (especially since Vita offers...

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