Obesity is a national epidemic. According to the 1999-2000 National Health and Nutrition Survey, almost two-thirds of American adults are overweight and 30.5% are obese. Obesity differs from being overweight. Overweight usually refers to excess body weight compared to a set … [Read more...] about Do You Know Your BMI?
Another beautiful spring in New England, and you’ve once again ordered a few cubic yards of mulch to spruce things up. Along with mulch, your garden first has to be weeded and clipped, and there is always some raking involved. When you put in a garden, rototilling and planting … [Read more...] about The Weekend Homeowner’s Aching Back
Even the slightest hint of spring stirs hopes for getting in shape and becoming more active. Nowadays we physical therapists hear from patients about many fundamental physical frustrations. These include: “Every time I try to exercise, an old injury flares up and I have to stop.” … [Read more...] about Is Your Body Ready for Spring?