Life After Football: What Happens to the Human Body When the Days of Playing Are Over?

Life After Football: What Happens to the Human Body When the Days of Playing Are Over?

It can be difficult to end a career in any sport for those who are hard-wired to do what they love, but the post-football career can be tough physically as well as mentally.
To All Swimmers: Get Faster and Stay Healthier - Cross Train.

To All Swimmers: Get Faster and Stay Healthier - Cross Train.

Swimming is a great lifetime activity. Whether you're a recreational, masters level, triathlete or competitive swimmer, doing some dry land cross training should be an integral part of your regular weekly workout routine. It can be hard to leave the pool for one day and opt for a dry land workout, but there are many benefits that will leave you a better swimmer and with a more well-rounded level of fitness.
Thoughts After My First Pilates Class

Thoughts After My First Pilates Class

Trying new things can be hard, but variety is what makes life interesting right? Not too long ago, I decided to try out Pilates for the first time.
FOOTBALL!  FOOTBALL!  FOOTBALL! What to Know About Injury Prevention at the High School & College Level
Prepared for Landing…? Preventing ACL Injuries in Youth Sports

Prepared for Landing…? Preventing ACL Injuries in Youth Sports

Anterior cruciate ligament injuries are extremely common in youth sports today. Although it may seem like these injuries would be mostly caused by collisions with other players (i.e. getting hit or tackled), most times these injures are of the non-contact variety and occur when coming down from a jump or cutting/pivoting.
Stuck at a Desk? Sneaky Ways to Fit in a Workout

Stuck at a Desk? Sneaky Ways to Fit in a Workout

Just because you're stuck at a desk doesn't mean you can't fit exercise into your day.
Swimming As Exercise: Advice from a Physical Therapist

Swimming As Exercise: Advice from a Physical Therapist

Swimming is a powerful form of exercise. It can help reduce stress levels, improve your mood, give you better sleep, increase your overall strength and increase your endurance and cardiovascular capacity.
Gluteus Medius – A Lesser Known But Important Muscle

Gluteus Medius – A Lesser Known But Important Muscle

Modern culture and lifestyle often means that many of us sit…sometimes almost all day. Whether in the office, in traffic, at home or just relaxing, sitting frequently can weaken an important muscle – the gluteus medius.
What to Expect When You Start Cycling

What to Expect When You Start Cycling

Tori Kanizer is the youngest cyclist on OrthoCarolina Winston Women’s Cycling team. As an upcoming junior at Milligan College, Tori balances the rigorous training that comes with a cycling schedule with schoolwork and a social life.
Training Like a Cyclist

Training Like a Cyclist

Have you ever wondered what exactly goes into cycling? Sure, we see cyclists on the road on a daily basis, but there is so much more to training for racing bikes than a relaxing bike ride. It’s all about strategy, focus and more importantly, specificity of training.
Avoiding Injuries while Gardening

Avoiding Injuries while Gardening

Spring is here and after a winter of decreased physical activity, gardening is a great way to get exercise that is low-impact and healthy. Injuries occur very often due to using the wrong tools for the job, repetitive motion, lifting, and twisting with heavy loads. We need to realize that gardening requires strength and flexibility to prevent injuries.
At the Core

At the Core

There are many benefits of a strong and toned abdomen; better athletic performance, improved posture, increased libido, higher self-confidence and improved balance.
Why Low-Impact Exercise is Important

Why Low-Impact Exercise is Important

We live in the era of Crossfit, Zumba and P90X. It can often feel like you have to endure a breathless, intense, fast-moving, punishing workout to see results.
What a Physician Assistant Tells His Patients about Weight Loss

What a Physician Assistant Tells His Patients about Weight Loss

Every day I have to have difficult conversations with patients.
“Our goal is to Empower You”: The Four Questions Every Physical Therapy Patient Wants to Know
Building a workout: Power Moves

Building a workout: Power Moves

One of the most frustrating elements to exercise is knowing what to do. You have the dedication to show up at the gym, but do you have the knowledge to know what to do when you get there?
Building on Your Workout Routine: Top Tips for Strength Training

Building on Your Workout Routine: Top Tips for Strength Training

From bodybuilding to CrossFit, from barre workouts to bodyweight workouts, from free weights to machines, the options for weight lifting and strength training are almost denser than muscle mass itself.
Pushing Limits: lululemon® Adventure

Pushing Limits: lululemon® Adventure

But to make progress you must keep moving, excuses don’t help you reach goals. I took this mentality with me as I boarded the plane. I was going to have to push my body mentally and physically to get through the next three days.
Why I Love Fitness…and Teaching Fitness

Why I Love Fitness…and Teaching Fitness

My desire to teach was inspired by many things... But most of all, I loved what group fitness did for me personally and I wanted to return the favor
National Women's Health and Fitness Day

National Women's Health and Fitness Day

National Women’s Health and Fitness Day, held the last week in September, is an effort to bring attention to the importance of regular physical activity and health awareness for women.