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The healthiest way to sit at your desk

Thursday, August 14, 2014, 5:30 AM
Many of us spend hundreds and thousands of dollars on sporting gear — be it a bike or running shoes and apparel — but we take very little stock in the chair we sit in all day. We buy the fist chair we see or just accept what our company hands us. Yet you chair could be the cause of your... Read more

Balance: Importance of getting steady on your feet

Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 5:30 AM
Do you walk to get around? If the answer is yes, then you need to know more about balance. Balance is a necessary component of walking; with each step you balance momentarily on only one leg. All of us have experienced times when our balance wasn’t good enough to keep us from tripping over something... Read more

Discounted entry fee for Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon

Monday, August 11, 2014, 5:30 AM
Marathon season in Philadelphia kicks off on Sunday, September 21, when thousands of runners will lace up for the Philadelphia Rock ‘n’ Roll Half-Marathon. Last year, the race sold out two weeks before runners took to the starting line. This year, with only a month to go, bibs are still... Read more

2015 Love Run Half Marathon registration opens Aug. 22

Friday, August 8, 2014, 5:30 AM
Last year, Philadelphia runners added a new half marathon to their spring schedule. Glassboro-based CGI Racing hosted the 2014 inaugural Love Run and after selling out to 10,000 runners, they’re back this year on Sunday, March 29, 2015. Registration for the 13.1-mile race opens at 10 a.m. on... Read more

6 most common workout blunders

Thursday, August 7, 2014, 5:30 AM
The gym can be an interesting place to go to as a physical therapist. I am always fascinated by the many people who tend to make the same mistakes when working out. Whether it’s overworking a group of muscles or performing an exercise that just won’t get you results, here are the top six... Read more

Aqua Vida’s Standup Paddleboard Yoga moves to Spruce Street Harbor Park

Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 5:30 AM
During these hot and sticky summer months, you’ve probably been brainstorming ways to stay cool while you sweat. Luckily, the ladies of Aqua Vida have the workout you’ve been looking for. In June, Jana Mars and Michelle Doyle launched their standup paddleboard yoga series in Philadelphia... Read more

Believe in a way back: Completing a triathlon after a spinal cord injury

Monday, August 4, 2014, 5:35 AM
When Jessica Cappella’s book club friends gave her an entry to Mullica Hill’s Queen of the Hill triathlon as a Christmas gift, she thought they were kidding. Just four years earlier, Jess sustained incomplete paraplegia after removal of a spinal tumor and lost almost all strength in her... Read more

We tried it: Merrell Down & Dirty Obstacle Race

Friday, August 1, 2014, 5:30 AM
Are you a runner looking to shake things up? For a fun (and dirty) change of pace, a mud run might be the answer. If you’re unfamiliar with the latest fitness fad, mud runs combine running with a combination of military style obstacles along the course. The goal is to challenge yourself and... Read more

Goal Oriented: Ten health tips to live by

Thursday, July 31, 2014, 5:30 AM
As a coach I have heard all of the excuses as to why people can’t commit to a training program. I understand that everyone is overbooked and has very hectic lives but when it comes to our health we need to find the time. Here are some of the more common responses I hear from people as to why... Read more

Martial arts: From killing art to wellness and fitness

Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 5:30 AM
Sometimes looking into the past sheds light on our current concepts and even future performance. Take for instance martial arts. Most would not associate current day wellness to the practice of martial arts (more commonly referred to as karate), especially considering the history of martial arts. Oh... Read more
About this blog

Whether you are a weekend warrior, an aging baby boomer, a student athlete or just someone who wants to stay active, this blog is for you. Read about our growing list of expert contributors here.

Brian Cammarota, MEd, ATC, CSCS, CES Partner at Symetrix Sports Performance
Desirea D. Caucci, PT, DPT, OCS Co-owner of Conshohocken Physical Therapy, Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
Michael G. Ciccotti, M.D. Head Team Physician for Phillies & St. Joe's; Rothman Institute
Julie Coté, PT, MPT, OCS, COMT Magee Rehabilitation Hospital
Peter F. DeLuca, M.D. Head Team Physician for Eagles, Head Orthopedic Surgeon for Flyers; Rothman Institute
Joel H. Fish, Ph.D. Director of The Center For Sport Psychology; Sports Psychology Consultant for 76ers & Flyers
R. Robert Franks, D.O. Team Physician for USA Wrestling, Consultant for Phillies; Rothman Institute
Ashley B. Greenblatt, ACE-CPT Certified Personal Trainer, The Sporting Club at The Bellevue
Eugene Hong, MD, CAQSM, FAAFP Team Physician for Drexel, Philadelphia Univ., Saint Joe’s, & U.S. National Women’s Lacrosse
Martin J. Kelley, PT, DPT, OCS Advanced Clinician at Penn Therapy and Fitness, Good Shepherd Penn Partners
Julia Mayberry, M.D. Attending Hand & Upper Extremity Surgeon, Main Line Hand Surgery P.C.
Jim McCrossin, ATC Strength and Conditioning Coach, Flyers and Phantoms
Kevin Miller Fitness Coach, Philadelphia Union
Heather Moore, PT, DPT, CKTP Owner of Total Performance Physical Therapy, North Wales, Pa.
Kelly O'Shea Senior Health Producer, Philly.com
Tracey Romero Sports Medicine Editor, Philly.com
David Rubenstein, M.D. Team Orthopedist for 76ers; Main Line Health Lankenau Medical Center
Robert Senior Event coverage, Sports Doc contributor
Justin Shaginaw, MPT, ATC Athletic Trainer for US Soccer Federation; Aria 3B Orthopaedic Institute
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