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Exercising in Cold Weather

A common question asked as the temperatures start dropping is, when is it too cold to exercise*? It’s already snowed, the wind will pick up, and the last thing most people want to do is exercise outside. Don’t let the cold weather become another excuse, get out and get active. As long as you take the proper precautions and stay safe, the cold s...

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

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 general...

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April is National Occupational Therapy Month

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 therapeut...

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15 Heart-Healthy Foods to Work into Your Diet

Boost nutrition, flavor and color in meals and snacks A healthy diet can be good for your heart as well as your waistline. “You can definitely reduce your risk of developing by eating certain foods every day,” says Julie Zumpano, RD, LD, a dietitian in the  at Cleveland Clinic. “There is a great variety of...

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Step-by-Step: Exercising With Heart Disease

Having coronary artery disease or another heart problem needn’t keep you from being fit. Find out why doctors advise exercise and learn the steps to working out safely. A monitored exercise program, such as cardiac rehab, is usually advised for someone who has severe heart disease, is recovering from a heart attack or has had heart surger...

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Exercise for Cholesterol Management – Best Practices

This week we continue our discussion about cholesterol, as September is . According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 71 million US adults (~35% of the population) are living with elevated total cholesterol (>200 mg/dL). It is well documented that elevated total cholesterol has been associated with greater risk...

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Protect Your Body This Winter

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 slipper...

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