Holiday weight gain is no myth.
If you don't want to wind up with a belly like a bowl full of jelly, then it might be a good idea to make some lifestyle changes around this holiday season.
Most Americans gain between 1-5 pounds over the holidays but the real problem is they don't ever lose that extra pound or two after the holidays are over.
Maybe an extra pound isn't a big deal over one or two years, but these few pounds a year can really start to add up. The best bet to keep the weight off is to mind your portion sizes and up your movement, which is good advice for any time of year.
Migraines are no joke.
People who suffer from chronic headaches understand just how much a migraine can keep you from living your life.
Most people will experience a headache this year, but you'll know if it has advanced to a full-blown migraine attack because you'll be sensitive to both light and sound. Migraine sufferers will likely also experience nausea and appetite loss as well. All in all, a migraine is no joking matter.
For years we've been saying you should think twice before you go see a surgeon to take care of your meniscus tear.
Turns out The New York Times has been saying the same thing for years as well.
The meniscus helps cushion and stabilize knees. Having a torn meniscus is not uncommon, as of 2013 there were about 700,000 surgeries performed to repair the fibrocartilaginous structure.
InBody is one of our favorite new tools and we have it at both of our physical therapy locations because the information is so valuable. If you're interested in having the tools to crush your goals and finally understand your own body structure then InBody is exactly the tool you're looking for.
You're a road warrior.
One of the New York elite.
The loops of Central Park are your playground and you know the city streets of Manhattan's Upper West Side like the back of your hand.
AlterG. Noraxon. SkillMill.
Everything a runner needs to train hard and work smart.
Every few months we like to bond with the running community and support their hard preparation for world-class races (The New York City Marathon!!) by offering complimentary running sessions for one day only.
When we get new equipment at Sloane Stecker it's always after exhaustive research and with an aim to round out our world class gym with a tool that will help our patients and clients achieve the goals they're working towards. You'll find machines developed by NASA engineers, the latest diagnostic equipment available, and tools used by pros around the world. Our latest addition to our Westchester office is a favorite, trusty tool in our New York City physical therapy clinic- the InBody.
If you're like, well, just about everyone else in New York City, then you're already counting down the days till you're free for your weekend workout followed by your favorite brunch.
Not to be overshadowed by its showy neighbor down south, Westchester has some bells and whistles of its own and the riverfront view from our physical therapy clinic there is definitely worth the visit.
New York, the city that never sleeps. The Big Apple. The best city in the entire world. We all know it and we all love it. One of the benefits of living in New York is being able to work with world class professionals in any field. People who come to New York City to make their lives and careers are tenacious, type-A go-getters. You know because, well, you are one yourself.
World class training equipment is just one of the reasons to check out our New York City and Westchester physical therapy clinics, but boy oh boy, is it ever a good one!
While it is true that all you need to consider yourself a runner is the open road and the will to pound the pavement, it's equally true that the right machine can revolutionize your fitness goals.
Spinal Stenosis might sound like fun and games, but it definitely isn't something you want to sign up for. Spinal Stenosis is the compression of the spinal cord. The smooth line of the spine gradually narrows until the nerves and vertebrae are pinched, resulting in back pain, legs, arms, neck, and even hands. Where your body feels pain from your spinal compression depends on where in your body the compression is occurring.
At our physical therapy clinics in New York City and Irvington, we talk a lot about the importance of gait and stride when running. We should also mention it's just as important to train your gait when walking in your day-to-day lives. This article from Brian Dorfman is a good one for quickly understanding the importance of gait analysis for everyone, athlete or not.
You're crushing your goals like a champ.
Morning runs around Central Park's loop are your playground and you're seriously contemplating signing up for The New York City Marathon.
Here's one fitness tip that will help take your fitness prowess over the edge. One word:
Fibromyalgia is a condition marked by severe physical discomfort and chronic pain. Most often individuals suffering from FM (fibromyalgia) pursue medication to relieve the pain. Combining prescription medication with physical therapy is a powerful way to combat the chronic and debilitating pain from fibromyalgia.
Want to earn that Labor Day barbecue this afternoon? Here are some quick ideas to get your heart beating and your calorie log ticking.
We'll keep it simple with this 12 minute Labor Day HIIT workout from the 12 minute athlete.
The most important thing I've learned about nutrition is you need to deserve your carbs.
- Charles Polliquin
This one is for those weekend warriors who are racking up hours in New York City board rooms or putting in serious time at home during the week. One of the big secrets to a long and happy life is to keep your body conditioned and moving well. Skipping workouts during the week might be necessary, but it does mean you need to pack them into your weekend. In short, you've got to earn that brunch every New Yorker loves so much.