How Do You Define & Improve Overall Health?

How Do You Define & Improve Overall Health?

Physical health is the most common measure of a person’s health and the metrics of physical health are familiar for many people - weight, blood pressure, cholesterol levels, etc.  It is influenced by one’s genetics and lifestyle.  It’s likely not news to anyone reading this that diet and exercise...

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How Healthy Seniors Can Avoid Dehydration

How Healthy Seniors Can Avoid Dehydration

Dehydration in seniors is common, especially when incorporating exercise and fitness programs throughout the year. Knowing the signs and prevention tips are crucial to maintaining and enjoying a healthy and fit lifestyle. Normally dehydration occurs when the body has lost too many fluids and...

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5 Tips to Get Road Trip Ready

5 Tips to Get Road Trip Ready

Summer means road trips! It’s the season to pack up the car and hit the road to explore new destinations while spending time with friends and family. As enjoyable as they are, be aware that driving for long hours can cause health problems, but by meeting with your physical therapist at ProActive...

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BPPV (Vertigo); and What Causes It?

BPPV (Vertigo); and What Causes It?

Are you experiencing a feeling of spinning, dizziness, imbalance, or nausea? Are these symptoms associated with movements like rolling over in bed, turning your head, moving from sitting to lying down, or bending forward? Does the feeling last less than a minute? If you answered yes to any of the...

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5 Pool Exercises for a Full Body Workout

5 Pool Exercises for a Full Body Workout

Summer is right around the corner, and as temperatures begin to rise in Arizona, pools call out to us. Pools are not only great for entertaining and cooling off, but they serve as a great source of exercise. The body systems that receive the most benefits from aquatic exercise include the...

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Morning Dizziness and Vertigo – What To Do

Morning Dizziness and Vertigo – What To Do

Have you ever gotten out of bed in the morning only to find the room spinning, making you wonder what in the world is going on? This feeling is likely caused by one of two things: vertigo or dizziness. Dizziness typically consists of nonspecific symptoms, like light-headedness or a feeling of...

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Improving Balance to Reduce Falls

Improving Balance to Reduce Falls

Balance is something we all strive to achieve.  Balance in our lives, balance between work and home, a balanced diet, we even want to make sure that our tires are in balance.  We have come to believe that if things are in balance…Life is good! Balance is most important when we are talking about...

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