Hit the Weights to Improve Your Weight and Health

Recent studies have shown that American’s are in for some big trouble when it comes to chronic disease and health issues. It is reported that American children have the highest percentage of overweight children in the entire world at approximately 1/3 of kids being overweight. Adults are not in any better situation as 2/3 are…
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Upcoming Running Races in Duluth, MN

Itching to sign up for a running race to end your summer with a KICK?? We’ve rounded up some great running events that take place right in our very own backyard! Well alright, not quite in our backyards, but close to home here in Duluth… and we all know convenience can be clutch when it…
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Neck Contributions to Post Concussion Symptoms

Concussions can lead to a variety of symptoms. Identifying concussion symptoms is important to ensure optimal treatment to avoid prolonged recovery. Many concussions and their associated symptoms will improve from 1-4 weeks if proper rest is taken. When someone continues to have headaches, dizziness, fatigue, irritability, insomnia, concentration difficulty, or memory difficulty weeks after a…
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Low Back Pain in Athletes: Why Timing of PT Matters

Low back pain is common in young athletes with up to 50% of athletes reporting low back pain by the middle teenage years. Numerous types of low back injuries can occur from strains, sprains, disc problems, to fractures. One common fracture of the spine is at the pars interarticularis and is called a spondylolysis. A…
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The Best Answer for Chronic Disease

Chronic diseases continue to plague individuals in America and worldwide. The prevention and treatment of these diseases is imperative to improve the health of individuals worldwide. The search for pharmaceutic interventions continues, but nothing measures up to one intervention that has been proven time and time again: exercise. If someone told me that a pill,…
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The ANTI-Aging Wonder! Get Yours Today!

The race is on to find the best drug to help make one look, feel, and act younger. As one ages, multiple changes occur in all systems of the body. If someone could find the fountain of youth in a pill, chances are many would want to take it. The pharmaceutical industries take in over…
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How Physical Therapy Can Help Common Baseball Injuries

With summer sun comes outdoor fun like bbqs and pool parties. It’s also the time of year for one of America’s favorite pastimes –– baseball! The popular outdoor sport can be enjoyed by athletes of all ages, but unfortunately, there are also common injuries associated with playing the game. From pitcher’s elbow to bicep tendonitis,…
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3 Healthy Summer Snack Recipes

You’ve worked hard to get into summer shape (or maybe you’re still working on it), so don’t throw it all out the window at those fun summer BBQs! If you want to be the star of the next gathering, bring one of these healthy summer snacks that everyone will appreciate!   Summer Fruit Bruschetta Ingredients:…
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Should You Go Through With Joint Replacement Surgery?

Recurring joint pain can be debilitating and you may think that having a joint replacement surgery is the best and only option for some sort of relief. The question is, have you explored ALL of your options? There are several less invasive options to try first that could help relieve pain and avoid surgery.  …
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5 Stretches for Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is pretty common in adults. After sitting in a computer chair for 8 hours a day, limited time to work out, or frequent heavy lifting—it could be easy to have some back soreness. Back pain can be caused by some of twisting or lifting something improperly, which can cause muscles the tendons…
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