Strength training for older adults is essential to a healthy lifestyle: It helps you stay fit, maintain independence, and reduce symptoms related to chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, osteoporosis, and obesity. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends 150 minutes of moderate endurance activity per week. This can include cardio, as well as weights or bodyweight […]
There is one ingredient that keeps people from reaching their fitness goals – consistency! Learn why and how it relates to losing fat! Through my years in the fitness industry, I have noticed the one main ingredient that keeps people from reaching their fitness goals. That is consistency! People tend to be impatient when it
It has been a rough start to the new decade. Let’s take some time to reset your mind and body to accomplish great things. You are at the starting line of a brand new chapter. The air is charged with possibility. Opportunity is all around you… This decade will inevitably pass quickly. In a flash, it
All workouts were not created equally. Sadly, many people simply waste time in the gym. Here are 5 tips to ensure that every minute of your workout is well spent burning fat and toning your muscles… Workout Smarter Tip 1: Use More Resistance In order to get the most from each rep it’s important to
Dry needling has various, well-documented positive effects on the body including increased blood flow, reduced inflammation, improved tissue healing, desensitization of peripheral and central pain mechanisms and activation of the body’s pain modulation systems (reduction of pain), reduced inflammatory markers, and improved endocrine function. The physiological effects of needling are significant, and the literature/evidence suggests that dry needling can serve as an extremely effective therapeutic intervention for various musculoskeletal pain syndromes with extremely good outcomes.
Most athletes know that getting enough rest after any type of exercise is essential, but let’s take this further and talk about what we, the athletic trainers, actually mean when we say, “rest and recover.” Rest days are critical for the athlete’s physiological (body) and psychological (mind) well-being. Occasionally passive recovery (doing nothing) is needed
What is over-medicalization and medicalization of normality? Over-medicalization, like the name suggests, refers to excessive use of medical diagnostics and procedures for conditions and complaints that don’t warrant such cost- and time- intensive practices. Many conditions and complaints, especially those of neuromusculoskeletal nature, have more efficient, cheaper, and safer alternatives available. Overuse of medical diagnostics
The Pilates 100 is an exercise that uses the method of Pilates to strengthen the abdominal muscles while teaching your body stability and strengthening your lower back. Pilates is a method of exercise designed to strengthen the core by using gentle, but powerful but controlled movements. In the early 1900’s, Joseph Pilates began to design his technique, which concentrates
We often get asked, why should I pay out of pocket to see a Physical Therapist at Naples Personal Training. We have compiled the top 3 reasons why cash-pay physical therapy at NPT is the way to go. 1) Quality of Care At Naples Personal Training you will always receive highly individualized and tailored, 1-on-1
With childhood obesity rates on the rise and more kids than ever experiencing what were once considered adult health problems, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that the sedentary lifestyle promoted by a glut of video games, television and electronic entertainment that is frequently paired with a fast food-centric diet is taking its toll on even the youngest members of the population. In addition to instilling good dietary habits in kids, however, one of the most important things a parent can do for their children is encourage a healthy level of physical activity.
If you go out to lunch with friends, it is easy to get distracted stepping off a curb. In that moment, you may lose your balance and twist an ankle. You spend the rest of your weekend limping around the house to keep pressure off the injured area and maybe take a few ibuprofen to
It was a hot, muggy summer’s day in Southwest Florida. My partner and I were playing the 3rd Pickleball match of day, winners advance to gold medal round. After winning the 2nd game, the momentum was on our side going into the 3rd. I was moving well, dictating play…and I continued the good play until