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Exercises for Aging Well

September 5, 2023 — Imagine 10, 20, or 30 years into your future: What do you want it to look like? Are you sitting at home or are you out in the world, experiencing new things? Many people have an “active aging mindset;” that is, they want to continue growing in new knowledge and experiences. . But to be... Read More

Swing Into PT for a Better Golf Game

August 3, 2023 — It’s National Golf Month! Hank Aaron noted that it took 17 years for him to get 3,000 hits in baseball, but only one afternoon on the golf course. Author John Updike compared the golf swing to a suitcase where we try to pack too many things. And Mark Twain famously remarked that “Golf is a... Read More

Staying Fit While On Vacation

June 14, 2023 — Summertime is vacation time! Lazy days to sit back, chill out, and let go of all the stress. But don’t let go of all your health habits. Getting in shape is hard to do, but getting out of shape can happen rapidly. Sometimes a week of rest can be good for your body; still, it’s... Read More

Winter Sport Safety

January 24, 2023 — Bears and bumblebees may hibernate during winter, but people should stay active. Exercising in cold weather boosts immunity, challenges the cardiovascular system, increases calories burned, and keeps away the winter blues. Plus, there are a wide variety of winter sports to participate in, from sledding to ice skating. But injuries can easily occur in winter... Read More

Be Flexible To Be In Shape

August 16, 2022 — “Blessed are the flexible for they will not allow themselves to become bent out of shape!” – Robert Ludlum (attributed) Part of the aging process is losing flexibility as joints become stiffer. In fact, a 2013 research study found that those aged 55 to 86 years lose flexibility in the shoulder and hip joints at... Read More

Coaching the Couch Potato

July 20, 2022 — We all know that staying physically active is key to a healthy lifestyle and aging. Keeping fit when we’re younger builds a solid base for health in our later years and study after study shows that it’s never too late to add more movement to our days. For people of any age and with practically... Read More

Exercise for People Who Don’t Like Exercise

May 10, 2022 — Not a big fan of exercise? Rather spend time on the couch and avoid working up anything that even resembles a sweat? You’re not alone. But let’s be real – the old saying “use it or lose it” is absolutely true for our muscles. We all need movement that contributes to our flexibility, balance, strength,... Read More

Exercise Recommendations for People With Type 2 Diabetes

April 12, 2022 — At CPT, part of our expertise is creating exercise programs for people living with chronic diseases such as diabetes. We’d like to share this information from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), which recently updated its guidelines on exercise for people living with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects more... Read More

Stretching Is an Important Part of Exercise

February 7, 2022 — Stretching before and after exercise – most of us know we should be doing it, but we don’t necessarily follow through. Some people stretch by holding a series of poses – called static stretching. Others use specific movements that stretch the muscles – called dynamic stretching. Both help warm up our muscles and limber our... Read More

What’s Good for the Body is Good for the Mind

January 14, 2022 — Most of us know we need to move our bodies more. We need movement and exercise to maintain our physical strength, balance, and flexibility. But, as you may know, physical activity has more than physical benefits. An article on the American Physical Therapy Association’s consumer information website, ChoosePT (physical therapy), lists these “top 10 benefits... Read More