How the Outdoors Can Benefit Your Health

March 29, 2023

Getting outside can have a significant impact on our hormone levels, specifically oxytocin and cortisol. Oxytocin, often referred to as the “love hormone,” is associated with feelings of trust, connection, and bonding. Cortisol, on the other hand, is the “stress hormone,” which is released in response to stress and can have negative effects on the

Why Should I Be Physically Active?

March 27, 2023

What does it mean to be physically active? By definition, it’s defined as any voluntary bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that requires energy expenditure. This could be walking, hiking, gardening, working out, dancing – anything to get your body moving with purpose! Moving your body is so important for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, not

Are Sit Ups a Good Core Exercise?

March 23, 2023

By: Our In-House Strength Expert, Taylor Podboy, PTA When you think of performing a core exercise, likely one of the first exercises to come to mind would be a sit up or crunch. Although variations of this exercise can be beneficial, such as a curl up, there are better and more efficient ways to train

Natural Option for Hip Arthritis

March 1, 2023

Hip arthritis is a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide, and it can cause severe pain, stiffness, decreased mobility, and ultimately limitation in doing the things that you want, need, and are most important for you to do.  While there are multiple treatment options available for hip arthritis, many individuals are seeking natural

Macronutrients: Part 3 – Fat

February 22, 2023

Fat is one of the three macronutrients essential for the human body, alongside carbohydrates and protein. It plays an important role in maintaining overall health, including the provision of energy, insulation, and protecting vital organs. Dietary fat is a concentrated source of energy and is necessary for the absorption of certain vitamins, such as vitamins

Plantar Fasciitis and Foot Pain – What to Consider

February 17, 2023

By Mary Rose Strickland, PT, DPT, OCS Foot pain in the general population is very common; as many as 1 in 10 people1 experience pain on the bottom of their foot, known as plantar fasciitis.  If often presents as pain in your heel or foot when you stand up after sleeping or sitting for long