Is Sitting the New Smoking?

2020-04-07T12:36:45-04:00November 29th, 2017|Information, Prevention, Ergonomics, Wellness, Physical Therapy, Physical Therapists|

No SEDENTARY is! Dr. James Levine, director of the Mayo Clinic at Arizona State University, coined the phrase “Sitting is the new smoking”. Studies have correlated chronic sitting with an "increased risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, breast cancer, kidney disease in women colon cancer in men, numerous chronic issues related to obesity, and death." This means that if you work out and eat well, but then sit all day you are still considered a sedentary person.  The prolonged sitting cancels out the [...]

American College of Sports Medicine and Medical Screening

2020-04-07T12:26:17-04:00January 5th, 2015|Sports Medicine|

In our previous newsletter Can I really prevent an injury? we described the utilization of the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) to identify healthy individuals at risk for future injury in sports.  This series of 7 tests assists Physical Therapists in their identification and treatment of known musculoskeletal risk factors prior to participation.  In addition, to the musculoskeletal screenings, the off season also allows us to screen the cardiovascular system in order to prevent illness, disease or injury. The Centers for [...]

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