Due to the dynamic nature of racket sports, ankle injuries such as ankle sprains or Achilles tendon tears/ruptures, are very common. Not only are these injuries often painful, but they also take you off the court and out of the game for a while. So what does it take to reduce the risk of injury… Read more »
Author: Blaire Brown, PT, DPT, OCS, SST
Check out these tips and stories to help you maintain and improve your fitness. FITFOREVER is the choice to discover your best body and your best life.
Running or Hiking? Prepare for a (nearly) full-body workout.
Hiking and running are great forms of exercise. These activities challenge nearly every muscle in the lower body and core as well as the cardiovascular system. They also require very little equipment and can be a great way to spend time with friends and family all while getting some exercise in! However, as we age… Read more »
Are You Getting More Cardio Than You Think?
February is American Heart Month so we’re focusing on all things heart health. Many of us struggle to find the time to get all of the recommended types of exercise into our weekly routine (strength training, cardiovascular exercise, flexibility, etc.). We also tend to think of cardiovascular exercise as biking, swimming, running, walking, etc. However,… Read more »
Happy, Healthy Knees
When it comes to having happy and healthy knees, having strength and mobility in the hips is essential. The knees and the hips work together for movements such as squats, lunges, step-ups, etc. If there is weakness or tightness in the hips, then there is going to be more strain on the knees to get… Read more »
Cognitive Stages of Change
Every January marks a time where many Americans start acting on change. Many of us pick a New Year’s resolution and choose this month to get started. However, many fail to maintain long-term change. Why is that? There are many reasons, but a common one is that we don’t begin at the beginning! According to… Read more »
Staying Consistent During the Holidays
Staying on a routine during the holidays can be very difficult. Entertaining, traveling, and partaking in evening festivities often steer us away from some of our healthier habits such as exercise. However, when you have a tool like FITFOREVER, you can be fit ANYWHERE! Whether you’ll be at home, visiting family in a hotel, or… Read more »
Importance of Proper Footwear
Footwear is such an important topic in the health and fitness world because having healthy and happy feet is a large component of being consistent with your exercise program and recreational activities. The two problems I see most often in the clinic when it comes to footwear are clients extending the life of their shoes… Read more »