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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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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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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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Relax! Easy Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress

Joy. Merry. Happy. Bright. Those are words associated with the holidays. Stress. Busy. Overwhelmed. Frazzled. Exhausted. Those words are also sometimes associated with the holidays.  Most children wait eagerly for the holidays to arrive. Adults often have more mixed feelings. For them, the holidays mean increased stress: dashin...

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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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How Physical Therapists Manage Pain

As America combats a devastating opioid epidemic, safer, non-opioid treatments have never been of greater need. Physical therapy is among the safe, effective alternatives recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in guidelines urging the avoidance of opioids for most pain treatment. Where as opioids only mask the sensation...

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5 Surprising Facts About High Blood Pressure

What you don’t know about high blood pressure could hurt you. High blood pressure affects one in three Americans,1 yet many people with the condition don’t know they have it. Uncontrolled raises the risk for heart disease and stroke, which are leading causes of death in the Un...

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Managing Chronic Pain With Occupational Therapy

Persons with chronic pain face more than their fair share of obstacles. In addition to continual discomfort, they may also confront a lot of frustration, difficulty obtaining proper medications, and in some cases, the skepticism and suspicion of others. Pain is infinitely complex, and occupational therapy practitioners understand its many dimens...

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