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  • What to Expect After a Knee Replacement
    What to Expect After a Knee Replacement
    So you’re having your knee replaced and you have no idea what to expect. Well, Total Performance Physical Therapists are here to calm your fears and give you a realistic picture of what will happen after your surgery.Before we discuss what...
  • Age is just a number
    Exercise may be a fountain of youth
    Experts have long noted that exercise is one of the keys to a long and healthy life. As scientists are learning, not only does that advice help people live longer, but it makes them feel younger as well. According to this article from July 1, a...
  • Drinking water during exercise
    Too much water can be dangerous
    Legendary football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant was known in his sport’s circles for conducting brutally tough practices. This included an infamous training camp in the 1950s, while at Texas A&M, in which he did not let his...
  • CrossFit sex
    Study finds that CrossFit leads to more sex for singles
    According to Match.com's annual Singles in America study, CrossFit's brand of high intensity functional movements lead to more sex for singles compared to singles who do any other form of workout.If you're the type that claims that sex...
  • A hop, skip, and a jumprope: Make your own jump rope
    A hop, skip, and a jumprope: Make your own jump rope
    Summer is for staying up late and sleeping in. It’s also time to get outdoors and play, not virtually, for a change. Go old school and turn to classic lawn toys to close that generation gap between you and your kids. One of these favorites...
  • ClassPass classes
    Review: ClassPass free trial in West Los Angeles
    By offering access to some of a city’s most popular group fitness classes for one monthly price, ClassPass has become a popular option for fitness enthusiasts who like a little variety in their workouts.ClassPass is currently available in...
  • No Fads
    Say No To Fad Diets
    Turn on your television for an hour and count the number of weight loss and diet pill advertisements you see. It is no secret that Americans, on average, need to lose weight. The rate of obesity, especially in adolescence, is climbing higher and...
  • Vega Sport Recover
    Vega Sport
    Vegan athletes, look no further. The Vega Sport line has been customized to give athletes the energy to perform their best without adding harmful ingredients.The Sport line is broken up into three sub-sections: Prepare, Sustain, and Recover.Vega...
  • Focus on the moment
    Beat Out Depression with a Run
    Have you ever felt like the world was closing in on you and you didn't know what to do. Whether it is sadness, frustration, depression, or other feelings running is a great way to kick that in the behind.A study by Dr. Andrea Dunn suggests...
  • Meditation
    Meditation in Motion
    Who hasn’t dealt with some form of anxiety these days? I can name just a few contributors like politics, religion, race, health, finances, etc… It’s pretty easy to identify these contributors when we look thru our Facebook feeds...
  • Fridge
    More appealing to my palate
    Over the past week I removed meat from my diet (just short-term). I feel like every time I change up my diet, it is a tortuous routine so I worked hard to not only eat healthier but to try to make meals that were more appealing to my palate. I...
  • Thinking while exercising benefits both body and mind
    Thinking while exercising benefits both body and mind
    Fellow exercisers at the gym who have a book propped u on their treadmill may be getting more out of the session than those who are simply exercising. A new study has found that older individuals may be able to exercise more intensely as well as...
  • PowaBand encourages kids to get exercise while gaming.
    Powaband: Interactive gaming that provides exercise
    The gaming industry is becoming increasingly infused with physical movement and can, therefore, be considered an excellent way to entice children to exercise. Powaband is a new form of wearable interactive device that prides itself on encouraging...
  • LUNA Bar Bouldering Team
    Rock Climbing In The West Loop Tastes Pretty Sweet
    Recently, LUNA bar decided to invite fitness enthusiasts from around Chicagoland to an evening of literally climbing the walls. With the launch of a new flavor, LUNA Protein Chocolate Salted Caramel (tastes amazing) they gave over 30 women the...
  • Run
    I'm not a runner
    As a personal trainer, one of the things that I found most difficult for people to start or stick with was a running regimen. Either they would feel like they were going to die less than 5 minutes into it or they couldn’t walk the next day...
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