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Category: Health

Jul 10, 2024

Fight Ageism…Live Strong and Healthy!

There are Many Positives About Aging! Ageism is prejudice or discrimination on the grounds of a person’s age… While I hesitate to discuss politics, as an aging physical therapist, I feel that it is incumbent upon me to speak out against ageism, especially with so much attention being paid to the age of the candidates […]

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Jul 3, 2024

SPEND TIME OUTDOORS – IT IS HEALTHY!

JUNE IS GREAT OUTDOORS MONTH! AS WE KICK OFF SUMMER AND CELEBRATE THE FOUR OF JULY, MAKE TIME TO GET THE HECK OUTSIDE! Research shows that spending time outdoors has many positive effects on your health. While there are many year-round activity options, in Northeastern Pennsylvania our short-lived summer is the inspiration to “suck the […]

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Feb 26, 2024

TIPS FOR CANCER PREVENTION

February is National Cancer Prevention Month and March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Unfortunately, according to a study conducted by Northeast Regional Cancer Institute (NRCI), our area has a higher rate of cancer compared to the rest of the United States. Residents of NEPA must be vigilant! While there is no fool-proof method for cancer […]

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Jan 16, 2024

FITNESS RESORTS:

Kick Start Your Wellness New Year’s Resolutions: PART II OF II January is the time of year that many people set goals and resolve to be their very best. Not surprisingly, weight loss and fitness are the most common resolutions. It is also a time when many residents of NEPA will plan vacations and travel […]

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Jan 8, 2024

FITNESS RESORTS:

Kick Start Your Wellness New Year’s Resolutions- Part I of II January is the time of year that many people set goals and resolve to be their very best. Not surprisingly, weight loss and fitness are the most common resolutions. It is also a time when many residents of NEPA will plan vacations and travel […]

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Jan 5, 2024

KEEPING YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS…THERE IS AN APP FOR THAT!

Last week we discussed the healthiest New Year’s Resolutions, however, given the fact that 80% of those who made resolutions will have failed by January 19th, this week I will recommend the use of technology to improve the odds…there is an App for that! While some apps can be a waste of time, when you […]

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Dec 27, 2023

Simple & Healthy New Year’s Resolutions – A Clear Vision For 2024!

New Year’s Resolutions are very predictable. While most New Year Resolutions are health oriented, I purport that a healthy mind, body and spirit requires a healthy lifestyle. Interestingly, the ten most popular resolutions listed below, all have an impact on a healthy life.   SOURCE: A. Powell, About.com Guide EVERY MONDAY – Read Dr. Paul J. […]

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Dec 11, 2023

MERRY FITNESS! Best Fitness Gifts for Christmas 2023!

Every December, as we finish the last of the leftover turkey, patients begin to talk about the holiday season and gift shopping. This conversation invariably leads to suggestions for gift ideas related to health, exercise and fitness. The suggestions below offer a wide variety of fitness related gifts, some expensive and frivolous and others reasonably […]

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Sep 11, 2023

ANKLE SWELLING

Ankle swelling is a common symptom that occurs when your body retains fluid in the lower legs, ankles and feet. Most people have experienced it at some point in their lives and it often resolves on its own with elevation and muscle movement. While it is usually benign and occurs on both sides of the […]

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May 18, 2023

Health and Safety Tips For Gardeners

Part II of II: Gardening with Disabilities Summer (and Memorial Day, the kickoff of the gardening season) will be here soon and gardeners in northeast PA are anxious work in their gardens and enjoy the fruits of their labor. Last week, Health & Exercise Forum presented tips for gardeners for preventing hand and arm injuries […]

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