Most people have been to a physical therapist or are familiar with what they do. What you might not know is there are physical therapists specially trained in strengthening an often overlooked group of muscles — the ones in your pelvis. More important than you may realize.
I'm getting old, my balance isn't what it used to be. Do you ever say that to yourself? Well, guess what, age may be a factor, but there are things we all can do to improve our balance.
As the days get shorter and cooler forcing people to hunker down inside, getting regular exercise can be a challenge. But not impossible. For instance, how about signing up for an online yoga class?
If you've been staying at home because of the pandemic, do you find yourself being more active or less? Either way, you may be putting yourself at risk of hurting your back. Here are some prevention and treatment tips from physical therapist Jason Adour.
Been a little lax when it comes to getting regular exercise? You're not alone. Some people have figured out a routine that works for them, but others are struggling. If that's you, here's some motivation and a few how-to videos.
Another one to add to the list of reasons why you're not exercising regularly: it's too cold and dark to exercise. Here's a bit of motivation for you.
She may be tough, but at 60, there are some things that Kathy McInnis-Misenor can't do. She was diagnosed with a debilitating form of arthritis as a child but has still managed to achieve a lot and isn't about to quit. She now has a highly trained sidekick to help her maintain her independence.
I think everyone has insomnia from time to time. Strength coach Andy Wight takes a break from exercising to show us a move designed to help you relax and hopefully, get a good night's sleep.
No more excuses. We're going to show you how to do a push-up standing up. Good for strengthening your upper body.
Want to get stronger? Try doing some planks. We've got a quick video demo for you. And while you're down on the floor, why not do a few push-ups, too.
Watch the video of a discussion between retired NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr and Dr. Micky Collins, the concussion specialist who gave Dale his life back. It's chock-full of important information.
Ginny Hoy has been going to the gym regularly for the past 10 years. Even after she had two heart attacks this past year. Survived, I should say. She doesn't think she would have if she hadn't stayed active.
Most of the movements we make originate in our cores — from putting on our shoes to playing a sport. Where exactly is your core and how can we make it strong. Watch our short videos to learn more.
We sometimes think that to be healthier and happier we have to make sweeping changes in our lives. Not so. Read about small changes that have made a difference.
Does the threat of ticks keep you from enjoying outdoor activities? If you're confused about how best to protect yourself, be sure to read these important tips.
If your knee hurts, you might think you need to give it a good rest. In some cases, just the opposite is true. Check out these tips and videos and learn how to keep your knees in good shape.
Join me for a worthwhile, albeit a bit dizzying experience as I put on a special suit and try to walk a straight line.
Stiff when you wake up, get out of a chair, climb the stairs? You think it's just your age, but maybe your fascia needs some attention. What's that? Let's find out.
If you're looking for an exercise program that is designed with older people in mind and you live near St. Joseph's College of Maine, you're in luck. Along with several other adult fitness classes, the college's Alfond Center now offers the SilverSneakers program.
Come on now, winter is over. No more excuses for not exercising. And if you've never ever exercised before, you can't use that for an excuse, either. We've got some tips for you.
When Kelly David was diagnosed with two life-threatening heart conditions, she became afraid and depressed. It took a while but she finally decided being afraid was no way to live. When you read her story, you'll not only cheer her on, you might also be motivated to start moving, too.
Spring's not far away, I promise! But right now, there's dirty snow, patches of ice and mud, mud, mud on those warmer days that make us happy. Don't let all that keep you from getting out. Here's some inspiration.
The winter months can be a difficult time for outdoor exercise, and many people lose their motivation. We're here to offer some thoughtful advice.
If you ever find yourself having trouble getting up out of a chair (or know someone else who does) you'll want to read these helpful tips.
Liz wanted to get in shape but didn't want to go to the gym. Peggy wants to have a career as a personal trainer. Read how they're helping each other out.
Did you know? There is a right way to walk. Learn how and get some easy, helpful exercises from physical therapist Jason Adour.
Icy surfaces everywhere. That's winter here in New England. If you worry about falling, here's some expert advice.
A few weeks have passed since you started working out. All you feel is sore and you want to quit. Here's why you shouldn't give up!
You don't have to be an Olympian to enjoy a game of curling. In fact, you'll find curling clubs in many places, even right here in Maine. Let's start playing!
Running in the dead of winter isn't easy but it can be done. Before you head out, take a minute to read these important safety tips.
Do you ever wonder why our muscles hurt after a workout? Andy has the answer.