Training for the Brooklyn Half marathon

Training for the Brooklyn Half marathon (or any other race) coming up?

Check out these tips for preventing running injuries, and feel free to read more through the link below.

1. Switch it up! Changing your workouts prevents injury from repetitive movements. From changing the terrain of your run to alternating the intensity of your workouts, small tweaks can protect your body from harm.

2. Recover, recover, recover. You know your body better than anyone. If something truly doesn’t feel right or you experience sharp, persistent pain, be sure to stop and seek medical advice.

3. Master your form. Good technique goes a long way in preventing injury and keeping runners in top shape. If you’re not sure what your best stride should look like, ask for advice from a running professional.

For more smart training advice, speak your physical therapist. We’re more than happy to help.

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Dealing with inflammation or looking to

Dealing with inflammation or looking to lose weight?

Lower sugar fruits that are high in fiber are excellent additions to your daily balanced diet.

When choosing fruits, pick ones with a deeper color. The phytonutrient pigments that make up the fruit’s skin are also what contribute a fruit’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Don’t shy away from tart fruits – these are the fruits that often contain more micronutrients.

Try a few of these fruits to boost your health goals this month:
1. Raspberries
2. Cranberries
3. Blueberries
4. Tart cherries
5. Elderberries (cooked, not raw)
6. Pomegranates
7. Red grapes
8. Citrus fruits
9. Apples

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Is decluttering good for your health?

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Have you jumped into the home-tidying trend that has taken over since the release of Marie Kondo’s Netflix show?

Studies show that cluttered homes can contribute to stress, unhealthy eating, decreased productivity, and other factors detrimental to our health.

If you’re looking to try out Marie Kondo’s method, and happen to lift heavy objects, be sure to lift with your knees, not your back!

For any cleaning-induced strains, please be sure to see us. Happy cleaning!

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