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Teens these days are at an increased at risk of unhealthy weight gain, being overweight, and obesity. As a parent, it’s normal to worry about your child’s weight if you think they are making unhealthy food choices and not getting enough physical activity each day. Here you can learn some ways to support your teen -- positively - with obesity. Health and social issues related to obesity can lead to low self-esteem for teenagers. The teenager may feel frustrated, ang...
Posted on 2022-07-02
Great news for guacamole lovers: eating at least one avocado each week may lower the risk of developing heart disease, new research suggests. It’s easy and delicious to add avocado to your meals. Learn more about the benefits of this fruit below. (Yes, we said fruit!) The creamy, pale green flesh of an avocado is full of nutrients closely tied to heart health. Now, a long-term study finds that eating at least two servings of this popular fruit per week is linked to a lower ris...
Posted on 2022-06-02
Coordination and strength are key as you age. Exercises will help you increase muscle strength, maintain bone density, improve balance and reduce joint pain. Learn all the benefits below. Then see us for personalized attention and to get all your questions answered.  So many physical abilities decline with normal aging, including strength, swiftness, and stamina. In addition to these muscle-related declines, there are also changes that occur in coordinating the movements o...
Posted on 2022-05-02
Shoulder pain is a common injury seen in physical therapy. The phrase “frozen shoulder” is often used to describe a stiff and painful shoulder. What is a frozen shoulder? Understand the causes and the available treatments below. Questions? See us to get all the answers you are seeking! Sarah Noll Wilson started feeling the sharp pain in her right shoulder last July any time she would try to reach her arm behind her. “It got to the point where it was ...
Posted on 2022-04-02
Bursitis occurs when bursae become inflamed. What the heck even is this? A bursa is a closed, fluid-filled sac that works as a cushion and gliding surface to reduce friction between tissues of the body. The major bursae (this is the plural of bursa) are located next to the tendons near joints. A common location for bursitis is the foot, especially among athletes. Below you can understand how to prevent foot bursitis and how to treat it — and we can help!  Foot bursit...
Posted on 2022-03-02
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