Wellness as a Whole—Fitness, Nutrition, Lifestyle

Wellness as a Whole—Fitness, Nutrition, Lifestyle

Wellness is more of a healthy lifestyle, rather than the absence of disease. Complete wellness includes important aspects such as mental and emotional health as well as physical fitness. Significant contributors to wellness include exercise and proper nutrition. Incorporating personal goals into...

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New Year, New You: Debunking Fitness Myths

New Year, New You: Debunking Fitness Myths

In the New Year, I, along with many others, partake in the tradition of resolutions; I try to push myself to be better with my health, personal, family, and career goals. I recently started reading The Impact Body Plan by Todd Durkin, M.A., C.S.C.S. This book explores many fitness myths that are...

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Why 10,000 Steps a Day?

Why 10,000 Steps a Day?

Friends, coworkers, family members – how many of them have told you about their new fitness goal of walking 10,000 steps a day? These days, most step counters or fitness apps suggest by default that you set your daily goal to at least 10,000 steps. However, opinions on whether or not reaching...

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Regenerative Medicine—Working With What We’ve Got

Regenerative Medicine—Working With What We’ve Got

In The Wizard of Oz, the Tin Man sang about his desire for a heart and the Scarecrow for a brain. They searched along the Yellow Brick Road to find their missing organs. As these two characters discovered, the answer to replacing or restoring biological tissues can be found within oneself. In...

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Physical Therapy for Prevention and Improved Quality of Life

Physical Therapy for Prevention and Improved Quality of Life

Most people come to know the benefits of physical therapy after rehabilitation from an injury or recovery from surgery. Some even attend therapy on the first day for an initial evaluation without any knowledge of why or even how physical therapy is going to help them, stating honestly, “I don’t...

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