Category: health and wellness

Posture Apr21st 2021

Does Improving Posture Decrease Neck and Back Pain?

In a word? No.  There are plenty of reasons to improve posture but decreasing neck and back pain are unlikely to be changed by focusing on posture.  We often think posture is to blame when back and neck pain are present but research has not shown these conditions to be associated with posture or postural

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breast cancer and exercise Oct7th 2020

What can regular exercise and nutrition do for breast cancer?

Regular exercise can decrease the risk of developing breast cancer and improve symptoms associated with cancer and its treatments. Some benefits include a decrease in:  fatigue  anxiety  side effects from cancer reducing therapy  A recent study also links physical activity with longer survival in women diagnosed with high-risk breast cancer. Women who engaged in regular

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Foam Rolling May8th 2020

What Does Foam Rolling Do?

Slow Your Roll: Investigating the Effects of  Foam Rolling  By Casey Jackson and the ReQuest Team    There seems to be a lot of mystery surrounding the act of foam rolling. Rumors of foam rollers decimating knots in the muscles, significantly reducing muscle fatigue pre and post-workout, and drastically improving range of motion are quickly revealed on the

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Happy person– good mood! May5th 2020

Why Does Exercise Impact Mood?

Feeling Good from the Inside-Out Are you feeling sad or down? Exercise might help your mood! Exercise can positively impact your health in a myriad of ways, with the most well-known benefits including improvements in strength, stability, and endurance that are developed from the physical aspect of exercise. However, less is known about the mental benefits

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Covid-19 isn't going away soon. WE have to take care of ourselves Apr10th 2020

Exercise Suggestions and Covid-19

It looks like Coronavirus is here to stay which means staying home is the new normal and your exercise routine may require adaptation.  Staying active has long been an important factor in dealing with stress, reducing risk of preventable diseases, managing weight, and maintaining mental health.    During the COVID-19 outbreak, finding ways to stay active

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covid19-sign Apr7th 2020

Boost Your Immune Response

How to help improve your immune response with sleep, decreasing stress, exercising, and eating healthy by ReQuest Physical Therapy in Gainesville and Tioga, FL