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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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Establishing Bedtime Routines for Children

  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 t...

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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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Is juicing healthier than eating whole fruits or vegetables?

Juicing is not any healthier than eating whole fruits and vegetables. Juicing extracts the juice from fresh fruits or vegetables. The resulting liquid contains most of the vitamins, minerals and plant chemicals (phytonutrients) found in the whole fruit. However, whole fruits and vegetables also have healthy fiber, which is lost during most juici...

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9 Things You Should Know About Pain

1. Pain is output from the brain While we used to believe that pain originated within the tissues of our body, we now understand that pain does not exist until the brain determines it does. The brain uses a virtual "road map" to direct an output of pain to tissues that it suspects may be in danger. This process acts as a means of communica...

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What Is Food Therapy, and Why Does My Child Need It?

Children with extreme eating habits can seriously benefit from food therapy. The lives of many families with kids who struggle with food issues have been changed for the better by food therapy —  the process in which a therapist counsels a child and leads them through therapeutic steps with the goal of getting them to try foods on their own wit...

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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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