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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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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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Tips for Staying Cool When Exercising in the Summer Heat

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 ti...

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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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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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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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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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How to Survive Thanksgiving

Ways to Avoid Overindulging During this Holiday Season According to research from the Calorie Control Council, the average American may consume more than 4,500 calories and a whopping 229 grams of fat during a typical holiday gathering from snacking and eating a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with turkey and al...

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