Why Should I Walk? Plus, Top Tips on How to Walk Without Causing Injuries to Your Calves and Achilles

Walking

Walking is one of the most overlooked forms of exercise, it’s simple, free, and one of the best ways to get more active, become healthier, and lose weight without too much effort. With the weather improving and restrictions easing, more and more people are out walking, so we’ve created a list of top tips to…

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Tips To Ease Aches & Protect Your Joints From Damage This Winter

Winter Aches and Pains

There’s no denying that it’s officially winter here in the southwest with this cold weather we’ve been having the last couple of weeks. And because of this drop in temperature, we’ve had a lot more people struggling with aches and pain reaching out to us for help. Have you been feeling the cold in your…

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Tips to Keep Active, Healthy, and Feeling Great This Season

Bike Ride

Let’s talk about keeping you active, healthy and full of energy this fall. With those long summer days nearly behind us, it can be easy to forget the benefits of getting outside when we should let the cooler temperatures allow us to spend time outside… People tend to stop exercising completely and spend more time…

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What is Tendonitis? How Will Resting Make it Worse, and How to Prevent it…

Tendonitis

At Preferred Physical Therapy we often get patients coming to us with a diagnosis of a tendonitis in some form which in some cases is accurate, but often this isn’t completely accurate. Often patients have overuse injuries related to an overload of the surrounding area versus an area that is just inflamed. The area is…

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How To Keep Exercising with Arthritic Hips & Knees

Bike Ride

One of the biggest health mistakes that people make during this time (while the gyms and fitness centers are closed) is to think that walking or jogging is the only way to exercise while enjoying the fresh air. Yet, the health benefits of doing something like cycling are endless. Cycling regularly can help improve physical…

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How Physical Activity Impacts Brain Function

Brain Function

We have all heard the recommendation of 150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week, based off of the U.S. department of Health and Human Services. Some of us may reach that two and a half hours worth throughout the week, while some of us struggle to get that time in. No matter where you…

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Ways To Overcome Workout Inconsistency

If you are like me, this time that we are in has thrown my schedules, especially my workout routines, for a loop. I am an early morning-go getter who likes to beat the crowds at the gym by starting my workouts around 5 AM. These workouts would start my day off right with increased energy…

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Great Ways to Increase Your Heart Rate at Home

Home Exercise

A lot of people have a difficult time staying motivated to exercise at home, especially with gyms being closed… there being no sports or activities… not having family or friends nearby… and a house full of snacks. So what are we going to do? There are a ton of different things that you can do…

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Yoga at Home? No way.

Yoga at Home

I often hear from people that they think yoga could be beneficial for them, but they just don’t know where to start. Other comments include “I’m not flexible enough”, “I can’t afford to go to a fancy studio”, or “I’ll just do some stretches at home to improve my flexibility since that’s what yoga is…

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Benefits of Working Out at Home

Home Workouts

Have you found yourself spending more time at home recently? With recent guidelines mandating to stay indoors as much as possible for the foreseeable future, along with closures of most fitness classes and gyms, it is easy to become a little lost as far as how to continue your health and wellness journey. Whether you…

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