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5 Exercise Myths for People 55 and Older, according to Mesa PT

February 5th, 2019

While it’s expected that most older people tend to slow down with age, the notion that seniors and soon-to-be seniors should trade in exercise and their active lifestyles for bingo and rocking chairs is definitely antiquated, says Mesa physical therapist Courtney Warren.  And yet, when it comes to exercise for the 55-and-older population, plenty of myths continue to drive people’s

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Protect Your Joints! 3 Things to Keep in Mind When Exercising

January 20th, 2019

The US Department of Health and Human Services recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise every week. That time drops to 75 minutes if the activity is vigorously aerobic. Add in strength training twice a week, and you’re looking at a long, healthy, energized life. But what about your joints? How do you

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Focus on the Form: How to do a Correct Squat

January 10th, 2019

Squats are seen as an essential exercise move by personal trainers, our psychical therapist and gym fanatics all over the U.S. Regardless of your age, gender or fitness level, squats should definitely be part of your regular workout and physical therapy routine. While many people think that squats are all about working the leg muscles,

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