TP BLOG

Welcome to our blog, here you will find information on fitness, nutrition, weight training, general healthy and physical therapy. It is our hope you will find the information useful and as always please ask us if you have any questions.

Exercises to Help Improve your Balance

Exercises to Help Improve your Balance

Balance, which is essential for integrated movement, declines as we age. However, you can work on maintaining your balance while working through some fun, creative core exercises. Having a strong trunk and hip complex helps us maintain balance for years to come. In...

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Holiday Health Tips

Holiday Health Tips

Many of us face the challenges of handling heaps of food at parties or family festivities along with a hectic schedule that allows no room for working out. Never fear, there are some things to help you with these challenges and while you might not be able to exercise...

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Safe Meal-Prep Guidelines

Safe Meal-Prep Guidelines

Did you know that the majority of food poisonings come from home? Everyone thinks of restaurants when they get sick but Jeff Eisert, California health inspector and UC San Diego environmental health and safety consultant stated in a recent article that “throughout my...

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Why is Core Strength Important?

Why is Core Strength Important?

We have discussed the importance of core strength many times and I am sure many of you have read articles on this as well. What isn’t always clear is why having a strong core is so important. For starters, the core is synonymous with posture, and posture is connected...

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Healthy Spines w/Core Exercises

Healthy Spines w/Core Exercises

Low back pain is “second most common ailment” in the United States which results in yearly costs of approximately $50 billion a year.  It is estimated that 85 percent of Americans will be plagued with back pain at some point in their lives. This cannot only reduce...

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Posture

We have all been told to stand up straight and not “slouch”.  We understand that it is important to have good posture but we don’t always understand what that means.  Proper posture is an alignment of the head, spine and extremities that provides maximal function. It...

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A Fit Brain

A Fit Brain

Study after study shows that physical activity, diet and other lifestyle factors keep the brain healthy as we age—contrary to the popular notion that cognitive function inevitably declines in the later years of life. Admittedly, Alzheimer’s disease and other types of...

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5 Great Spring Foods

5 Great Spring Foods

With each season comes yummy seasonal foods and spring is no exception. These five foods are in season right now offering the consumer (you) maximum flavor and nutritional density. They are also cheaper right now which makes them a great buy! Enjoy! ASPARAGUS:...

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You Can Improve Heart Health w/Strength Training

You Can Improve Heart Health w/Strength Training

To improve your heart health health many people think they should just be doing cardio workouts and then a strength training workout to build muscle. Cardiovascular training is important and has many heart-health benefits but strength training can also improve your...

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Blood Pressure Control In The U.S.

Check out the infographic below to learn more about how you can lower your BP; control some risks, etc.  You can also click on this link https://www.cdc.gov/bloodpressure/docs/consumered_hbp.pdf to learn more about the various risk factors.  

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Meal Prep these healthy Veggies!

Meal Prep these healthy Veggies!

For the past several months we have been focusing on Meal Prep and how helpful it is in ensuring you get good healthy meals instead of “unhealthy” takeout. Preparing ahead saves you time, money but prepping your veggies ahead of time can be a challenge since they...

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Just Breathe

Just Breathe

Now that the holidays are over it is time to take a deep breath! Although breathing is a natural body function that we take for granted, most of us do not breathe correctly or understand that we have the ability to control our breathing.  Optimal breathing is key to...

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