Author Archives: Active Physical Therapy

Your Insurance, Unraveling some of the Mystery

You may have received a shiny new insurance card from your employer, or you have purchased an individual plan. Either way, how do you know what your insurance will and won’t cover? Well, that is likely a question that will … Continue reading

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The Importance of Weight Bearing Exercise for Bone Health

What is “Bone Health”? In simplest terms, bone health can be defined as bone density, which is a measure of the structural strength of a bone and its ability to resist external forces. A low density, unhealthy bone is much … Continue reading

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Adding in Exercise to your Daily Routine

Part of a healthy lifestyle includes being active. Regular exercise has many benefits such as improving sleep and mood, weight control, and combating health conditions. The American Heart Association recommends 30 minutes of moderate exercise a day five days a … Continue reading

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January 2013 Newletter: Ski Conditioning

Stay conditioned and healthy through the ski season It’s easy to drop our other weekend warrior workouts once ski season starts, but it’s still important to cross train to prevent injury and even improve your performance through the season. Easy … Continue reading

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Raking and Shoveling

As the seasons change lots of us are probably finding ourselves in the yard with a need to do some raking and possibly, close to follow, some shoveling. I know you don’t even want to go there, but I think … Continue reading

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Essentials for hiking and backpacking

Hiking is a great way to explore the beautiful geography around Seattle, and with a few tips and the correct gear, it’s a great way to stay active. Hiking boots can enable you to have a successful and injury free … Continue reading

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Lifting Mechanics

How to Lift Throughout our everyday lives we are carrying grocery bags, lifting children, laundry baskets and garbage cans. Lifting correctly with these simple tasks and when packing heavy bags for our summer vacations can help prevent neck, shoulder and … Continue reading

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How to Maintain Healthy Knees for Running

Healthy Knees for Running For many runners knee pain is a familiar problem. However, knee pain is not inevitable. You can take some simple steps before, during, and after your run to help prevent knee pain. The warm-up is one … Continue reading

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Holiday Health Tip #5

While traveling pack snacks to keep your energy and metabolism high.

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Holiday Health Tip #4

Stay rested. Try to maintain a normal sleep schedule through the holidays. Lack of sleep can lead to overeating and generally not feeling your best. Enjoy the party but give yourself some time to bounce back.

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