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Keep Summer Healthy: Shape Up Your Eating Habits

Want to shape up your eating habits over the summer? With an abundance of fruits and vegetables, there is no time like the present. You've decided to cut back on hot dogs, peel the fatty skin off your barbecued chicken and limit mayo-laden macaroni and potato salads. Will this be enough to shape up your summertime eating habits? ...

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Learn How to Stay Safe While Exercising in the Outdoor Heat

It's time to take your winter treadmill routine outdoors to the parks. The days are long and warm. The trails radiate heat. Summer is here and you're prepared to sweat! But before you lace up your running shoes, read these eight tips to keep your cool. Safety tips Heat-related illness is serious. But that doesn't mean you're doom...

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Get to Know : Bradley

Throughout high school and my first year of college I was continuously asked what job you wanted to have in life. It was so annoying for those 2-3 years being asked so frequently and not having a definitive answer. Well I knew some of the things I didn’t want to do; I didn’t want to write papers or articles, I didn’t want to speak to large gr...

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Summer

As the summer season comes into full swing injury prevention becomes more important. Vacations, summer break and better weather result in a rapid increase in outdoor activity, exercise and participation in sports. Unfortunately as activity increases so does the likelihood of a musculoskeletal injury. Below are some principles and suggestions to hel...

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Fire It Up: 4 Rules for Safer Grilling

Stay safe and healthy when you light up the barbecue grill. Barbecues are a favorite summer activity for many of us. But warm weather and unsafe cooking techniques can lead to food-borne illnesses. These illnesses are caused by E. coli, salmonella and other bacteria that thrive in warm weather. They can be found in raw and undercooked meat...

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Sunburn: Long Term Effects

Between the beach, the pool, and the weekend cookouts, you may be having too much fun to worry about sunburn - until that telltale stinging and redness set in. Sunburn isn't just painful - it's also bad for your health. The dangers of sunburn The sun's rays contain two types of ultraviolet light. Ultraviolet A (UVA) causes tanning...

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Mens Health Month

Statistics reveal that on average men live approximately 5 years less than their female counterparts....

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Could YOU Benefit from Dry Needling?

If you have pain, have increased your training intensity, or have tender knots in your muscles the answer is YES! The use of dry needling is based on concepts of muscle referral dating back over 500 years. When muscles are over worked or sustain injury they develop trigger points.  are tight bands in the muscle that may cause pain. This pain cou...

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Sue Ellen and Mark Readinger

My husband and I have both benefited from the services at Vita; experiencing professional physical therapy services and rehabilitative therapy as well as enjoying top-notch personal training with an emphasis on form and function. I have had the pleasure of working with Tommy on an IT band issue. Not an enjoyable issue to resolve but Tommy executed...

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5 Ways to Spring Clean your Fitness Routine

Although the temperatures still reflect winter, spring is just around the corner! It is that time of the year when you are rearranging your closet and you should make it a time to restructure your fitness goals as well. Stop dreading your workout every day and get outside and enjoy the great outdoors. Don't just clean out your wardrobe this spring,...

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