Top 10 Benefits of Physical Therapy

First, NFL coach for the Denver Broncos, John Fox, falls ill on the golf course and is undergoing open-heart surgery two days later. Then, NFL coach for the Tenessee Titans,  Gary Kubiak, drops to his knees walking to the locker room at halftime of a nationally televised game, suffering what is later diagnosed as a mini-stroke. Having TWO NFL coaches suffer heart related medical emergencies over the course of the weekend really reinforces the importance of doing everything we can to keep our hearts healthy. Let’s take a deeper look at what happened to the coaches, and what you can do to help fend off these scary conditions… Coach Fox’s Aortic Valve Replacement Let’s start with Coach Fox, who found out …


Raise the ‘Barre’ – 6 Exercise Secrets We Learned from the Barre Workout

  A Full-Body Workout for the Masses Whether you’re training for your first 5K or want to get in shape for summer, you might want to consider adding barre to your strength-training workouts. While this trendy exercise is inspired by ballet movements, the resulting workout is much more accessible and is quickly making the jump from boutique fitness craze to the class schedule at your local gym. Barre’s subtle isometric exercises, in which your body remains still while you contract a specific muscle, are designed to give you a full-body workout and build lean muscle. This low-impact exercise also makes a great sweat session for people with joint issues or women who want to stay in shape throughout their pregnancy. …


Picking the Right Mattress for You

  Your age and your health are just two factors to consider when choosing a mattress. Find out which type of mattress may help improve your quality of sleep. When it comes to getting a good night’s sleep, your bed can make a big difference. That’s why it’s important to understand that choosing a mattress is not a “one size fits all” endeavor. In fact, research shows that selecting a mattress is extremely personal. Your age, your health, and whether you sleep alone or next to someone can all play a role in determining which mattress is best for you. Choosing a Mattress: Getting Personal Good sleep and mattresses go hand-in-hand. Rather than focus on brands, price tags, or aesthetics, …


Can Going Down the Stairs Burn as Many Calories?

You know climbing stairs is a great way to burn calories — but is there any benefit to going down the stairs? We all know that climbing stairs burns lots of calories, and you may be trying to do it as much as you can. But what about going down stairs? Obviously it burns more calories than standing in an elevator, but how many more? Actually, walking down stairs burns more calories than walking on a flat surface, and it certainly burns more calories than standing in an elevator. As long as you don’t have balance or joint problems, or any medical reasons not to, it’s definitely worth it to take the stairs down as well as up.


Disc Golf 101: Key tips for the beginner

WHAT IS DISC GOLF? It’s a game played much like traditional golf, but instead of a ball and clubs, players use a flying disc, similar to a Frisbee. The object is to complete each hole in the fewest strokes, or in the case of disc golf, the fewest throws. A golf disc is thrown from a tee area to a target which is the “hole.” The hole can be one of a number of disc golf targets; the most common is called a Pole Hole, an elevated metal basket. As a player progresses down the fairway, he or she must make each consecutive throw from the spot where the previous throw landed. The trees, shrubs and terrain changes in and …