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7 Things To Know To Age Well

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7 Things To Know To Age Well We can’t stop time. But with the right type and amount of physical activity, we can help stave off many age-related health problems and live life to its fullest. Physical therapists are movement experts who can help you optimize quality of life through prescribed exercise, hands-on care, and patient education. Here are 7 things physical therapists want you to know to age well: Chronic pain doesn’t have to be the boss of you. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2016 an estimated 20.4% (50 million) US adults experienced...

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6 Tips to Shovel Snow Safely

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Snow shoveling is a repetitive activity that can cause muscle strain to the lower back and shoulders. Back injuries due to snow shoveling are more likely to happen to people who may not know that they are out of condition. Following these tips can help you avoid injuries: Lift smaller loads of snow, rather than heavy shovelfuls. Bend your knees and lift with your legs rather than your back. Use a shovel with a shaft that lets you keep your back straight while lifting. A short shaft will cause you to bend more to lift the load. Using a shovel that’s too long makes the weight at the end...

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