Hey, take a hike! Literally. Chester County is filled with picture perfect landscapes, perfect for all sorts of things from apple and pumpkin picking, horseback riding, and of course, hiking! We have some incredible kid-friendly destinations for perfect hiking spots all over the county.
Get the most out of your workout routine by picking the right snacks for warm up and cool down. By sticking to the right before and after snacks you feel your best and fuel up the right way, making sure your body is getting the most out of your workout. Learn these key rules, and you’ll always know what your body needs – and what it doesn’t – and when.
Samantha Gentile, PT, DPT
Spring fever manifests in a major way for kids. They need to get out there and blow off some steam. We have some great ideas for fun activities, keeping them busy and moving in the Delaware and Chester county area.
Running is one of the most popular types of physical activity in the world. It is estimated that the U.S. participation rate is more than 30 million people (Almeida, M. et al). Despite the fact that running offers participants many health benefits, it does, however, also lead to a higher likelihood of sustaining an injury due to its repetitive nature. Lingering or chronic symptoms are common among musculoskeletal injuries and can limit the way you move and feel while exercising. Some common injuries include: Achilles tendonitis/tendinosis, plantar fasciitis, Patella-femoral pain syndrome, Iliotibial band syndrome, and Quadriceps/Hamstring Strains. Foam rolling and massage sticks have become common tools in your “first aid kit”, but they don’t always fix the problem.
There’s a reason you have probably heard the term, “Pilates Butt.” Pilates started showing up in the fitness scene about a decade ago, but what’s the hype about? Pilates was actually designed by German athlete, Joseph Hubertus Pilates, as a cure for his constant struggle with activity-induced asthma. The idea came from Greek culture and ideologies, primarily, the idea that the mind, body, and spirit should always be in balance. Thus, Pilates was born.
Staying in shape during the winter can be challenging, especially if you’re still healing from an injury. Cold weather is known to lead to stiff and achy joints, and even the healthiest of athletes can have a hard time during the winter months.
Shopping is the perfect excuse to burn some calories, and Black Friday shopping is an even better excuse for moving quickly throughout the stores and malls. Keep reading to learn the top five ways for you to add exercise to your Black Friday shopping.
Thanksgiving is all about being thankful for what you have and celebrating with family, friends and great food. So enjoying this occasion shouldn’t come with regret from eating too many unhealthy foods. Thanksgiving can be full of healthy foods and recipes that will allow you to indulge without feeling too full or ruining your diet.
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Bones in the body help you move, protect your internal organs, and maintain the structure of your body. It’s critical to start thinking about your bone health because as early as age 25, it’s possible to start losing more bone than you’re building. When this happens, it can lead to thin, weak bones and osteoporosis.