The days are getting warmer, which means it is time to remove the winter layers and revive yourself with some exercise. Now is the best time to start your fitness regime and Premier physician and best-selling author Dr. Nick DiNubile has a few tips on how to stay safe and healthy when working out.
As the temperatures turn colder, skiing enthusiasts of all skill levels will wait with anticipation for that time when snow—real or “manufactured”—will fall on the slopes of resorts all across the nation. But whether you ski the “bunny slopes” or expertly maneuver around moguls, being properly prepared can help prevent injury and ensure a season of excitement.
You are so excited to be celebrating your 65th birthday with your two best friends. You are at your favorite restaurant, enjoying the food and company. Now you look across the table and have to decide which one of you will fall in the next year. Unfortunately, 1 out of 3 mature adults, over the age of 65, falls each year.
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.