EAT TO NATURALLY BOOST YOUR METABOLISM

By PSSM Staff,

No matter what your fitness goals are one fairly common objective for many is the boosting of their metabolism. Simply put, your body’s metabolism is the way in which it utilizes energy to meet your physical needs and fuel your body both when it is working and at rest. There are a number of physical body factors that contribute to one’s metabolism, genetics and muscle mass are two examples of this, but the foods we eat contribute significantly as well. […]

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Facts about being a Physical Therapist: Did you know?

By PSSM Staff,

Physical Therapy is a fascinating field since the dawn of its conception in the 1920s. Since that time the field of Physical Therapy has grown to an entity that has been pushing the envelope to what therapist can and cannot do. Did you know Physical Therapist can treat beyond the normal orthopedic / post-op patient? Physical Therapist can be certified and/or specialized in different methods and techniques. Many do not know therapist can treat patients with vertigo, pelvic floor dysfunctions, […]

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Benefits of Endurance Exercise

By PSSM Staff,

When you read the benefits of aerobic exercise, it’s a no brainer to include steady state cardio or circuit training between 120-130 bpm for 25+ mins in your workouts. Decreased risk of injury (esp in late stages of games) Less stress & anxiety Better memory and recall as well as ability to learn new motor patterns Increased ability to recover from bursts of activity Improved heart health and efficiency Lower rate of glycogen depletion during exercise Better sleep quality Try […]

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Preparing for Holiday Races

By PSSM Staff,

During the winter, there are multiple 5k races around the holidays. This is a fun event for family members to do together to create traditions and memories around the holidays. If you are concerned about signing up for a race there are a few things to remember and consider for a fun and successful race! 1) Make sure you have proper clothing and footwear. In cold weather, you need protective clothing to stay warm as well as proper shoes for […]

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Olympic Lifting: Bigger, Faster, Stronger

By PSSM Staff,

Olympic lifting brings beauty and beast mode into one graceful movement. The sheer power and technique is a delight to watch during the Summer Olympic Games. The two movements that are considered to be Olympic lifts are the Clean & Jerk and Snatch.  The reason for its popularity and known technique to the general public is possibly from Crossfit. Crossfit gave olympic lifting the boost it needed to spark interest among the fitness community. What is Olympic Lifting exactly? Olympic […]

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Stress Fractures

By PSSM Staff,

Stress fractures in healthy individuals are usually the result of sudden increases in physical activity over a period of a few to several weeks.  Simply put, they are almost always a form of training error of doing too much too soon.  They usually occur in weight bearing joints in which the over activity causes microscopic fractures that do not have enough time to heel (activity>rest) and results in macroscopic bone failure (fracture). This in turn leads to eventual pain during […]

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TRAVEL COMFORTABLY

By PSSM Staff,

As the temperature outside transitions into more of a brisk sensation, I have noticed an increased number of patients mentioning travelling somewhere warm! Because of this, I figured I would offer the best tip for managing neck and upper back discomfort while sitting in those luxurious and comfortable airline seats (sarcasm). When I travel back to Minnesota to visit family, I always double check to make sure I have my C-shaped neck pillow with me. Without it, I always find myself […]

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CHRISTMAS SAFETY TIPS FOR DECORATING

By PSSM Staff,

Trees When buying an artificial tree, look for the label “Fire Resistant.” When buying a live tree, check for freshness. A fresh tree is green, needles are difficult to pull from branches, and needles do not break when bent between your fingers. The sawed end of the trunk of a fresh tree is sticky with resin, and when tapped on the ground, the tree should not lose many needles. When setting up a tree at home, place it away from […]

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