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FITNESS

The Importance of Physical Fitness

To put it simply, physical activity and exercise is important for everyone. Children, adolescents, and adults of all ages need regular physical activity. Physical activity promotes good health, and you should stay active throughout all stages of your life regardless of your body type or BMI.

Understanding the benefits of physical fitness and knowing how active you should be can help you maintain good health and improve your overall quality of life. Here are a few benefits of regular physical activity that demonstrate the importance of physical fitness.

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, chronic diseases cause 7 out of 10 deaths in the U.S., and treating chronic diseases accounts for 86% of U.S. healthcare costs. While some diseases cannot be prevented, you can reduce your risk for certain disease – such as heart disease and diabetes – through reducing risky behaviors and living a

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FITNESS

Physical Education / 5 Components of Physical Fitness

The 5 components of physical fitness are often used in our school systems, health clubs and fitness centers to gauge how good a shape we are truly in. The 5 components that make up total fitness are:

  • Cardiovascular Endurance
  • Muscular Strength
  • Muscular endurance
  • Flexibility
  • Body Composition

Total fitness can be defined by how well the body performs in each one of the components of physical fitness as a whole. It is not enough to be able to bench press your body weight. You also need to determine how well you can handle running a mile etc.

A closer look at the individual components:

Cardiovascular endurance is the ability of the heart and lungs to work together to provide the needed oxygen and fuel to the body during sustained workloads. Examples would be jogging, cycling and swimming. The Cooper Run is

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EXERCISE

How physical exercise makes your brain work better | Education

The brain is often described as being “like a muscle”. It’s a comparison that props up the brain training industry and keeps school children hunched over desks. We judge literacy and numeracy exercises as more beneficial for your brain than running, playing and learning on the move.

But the brain-as-muscle analogy doesn’t quite work. To build up your biceps you can’t avoid flexing them. When it comes to your brain, an oblique approach can be surprisingly effective. In particular, working your body’s muscles can actually benefit your grey matter.

Scientists are showing that the runner’s high and the yogi’s tranquility have profound effects on your brain. Moreover, specific physical activities can markedly alter its structure in precise ways.

A wave of studies exploring the unexpected links between mental and bodily fitness is emerging from labs. This research might give you the impetus to get more active. It can also

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EXERCISE

Physical and Chemical Changes Activities for Kids

These classroom activities are designed to complement the Physical and Chemical Changes topic on BrainPOP Jr.

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Give each student one or two pieces of scrap paper, newsprint, or pages from old magazines. Challenge them to work in groups to create as many physical changes for the paper as possible. They may want to tear, cut, or color on the piece of paper. They can crumble or even wet the paper too. Encourage students to be creative! Afterward, have each group share a few of their examples with the whole class. Then challenge the groups to think of how paper can go through chemical changes. They do not have to carry out the changes, only list their ideas. Have them share these with the class.

Baking Soda and Vinegar

Demonstrate a chemical change for the whole class. Have students observe baking soda and vinegar in their separate bowls and write

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THERAPY

Ivy Rehab Network Opens Physical Therapy Clinics in Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Connecticut | Corporate Expansion

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., June 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Ivy Rehab Network (Ivy) is proud to announce the opening of several new state-of-the-art facilities across its network. A national leader in outpatient musculoskeletal rehabilitative services, and pediatric and ABA therapy, the Ivy Rehab Network is known for delivering best-in-class care at over 275 clinics in the US.

Providing access to high quality care remains a priority and fuels Ivy’s continuous growth efforts, with new facilities recently opening in; Ardmore, PA, Park Ridge, IL (Pediatrics), and Avon, CT. Additionally, Ivy has plans to open 15 more facilities over the summer months. 

“We are thrilled to continue our extensive growth and to open these new community-based facilities,” said Troy Bage, COO for the Ivy Rehab Network. “Each of these new clinics are staffed with teammates who bring immense passion, dedication and selflessness with them when they come to

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Physical Therapy One Partners with the Ivy Rehab Network | Licensing Marketing Agreements

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., June 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Ivy Rehab Network (“Ivy”), a national leader in outpatient musculoskeletal rehabilitative services, is proud to share that it has partnered with Physical Therapy One (“PT One”) to expand further into southwestern Michigan. This new partnership bolsters Ivy’s leading footprint across the state of Michigan, bringing the total count of clinics in the state to over 40.

Founded in 1997 by Joe and Leah Walters, PT One is comprised of three clinics in southwestern Michigan, located in Portage, Kalamazoo, and Vicksburg. With a history spanning nearly 25 years, PT One is deeply rooted in its communities and is committed to serving its local patients with the highest quality of care for optimal results. The mission of PT One is to help all patients “get back in the game of life.”

“We are very excited

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FITNESS

Marine Corps Physical Fitness Test (PFT)

Fitness is essential to the day-to-day effectiveness and combat readiness of the Marine Corps.

The service considers physical fitness an indispensable aspect of leadership. The habits of self-discipline required to gain and maintain a high level of physical fitness are inherent to the Marine Corps way of life and must be a part of the character of every Marine. Marines who are not physically fit can be a detriment to the readiness and combat efficiency of their units.

Accordingly, every Marine will engage in an effective Physical Conditioning Program on a continuing and progressive basis.

Marines will perform “dead-hang” pull-ups or push-ups, abdominal crunches, and a three-mile run. Marines can opt out of pull-ups and perform push-ups, but you cannot max the PFT if push-ups are performed. If you max the pull-ups, you can 100 points for that event. If you max the push-ups, you only get 70 points for

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FITNESS

Why is physical activity so important for health and wellbeing?

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We know that staying active is one of the best ways to keep our bodies healthy. But did you know it can also improve your overall well-being and quality of life? 

Here are just a few of the ways physical activity can help you feel better, look better and live better. Because, why not?

It’s a natural mood lifter.

Regular physical activity can relieve stress, anxiety, depression and anger. You know that “feel good sensation” you get after doing something physical? Think of it as a happy pill with no side effects! Most people notice they feel better over time as physical activity becomes a regular part of their lives.

It keeps you physically fit and able.

Without regular activity, your body slowly loses its strength, stamina and ability to function properly. It’s like the old saying: you don’t stop moving from growing old, you grow old from stopping moving.

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FITNESS

Four Types of Exercise Can Improve Your Health and Physical Ability

Learn about the four types of exercises and how they can benefit you. For workout videos and examples of how to do some of the exercises listed below, visit NIA’s YouTube channel.

Most people tend to focus on one type of exercise or activity and think they’re doing enough. Research has shown that it’s important to get all four types of exercise: endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility. Each one has different benefits. Doing one kind also can improve your ability to do the others, and variety helps reduce boredom and risk of injury. No matter your age, you can find activities that meet your fitness level and needs!

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Endurance Exercises for Older Adults

Endurance activities, often referred to as aerobic, increase your breathing and heart rates. These activities help keep you healthy, improve your fitness, and help you perform the tasks you need to do every day.

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THERAPY

Aquahab Physical Therapy has Partnered with Progress Physical Therapy, Part of the Ivy Rehab Network | Health Care Hospitals

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., March 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Ivy Rehab Network (“Ivy”), a national leader in outpatient musculoskeletal rehabilitative services, is proud to announce that Aquahab Physical Therapy is now a part of its extensive network of therapy centers. Aquahab has joined Progress Physical Therapy, one of Ivy’s three market-leading brands in the Philadelphia market.

“We are thrilled for Aquahab Physical Therapy to join the Ivy Rehab Network and become a Progress Physical Therapy facility,” said Matt Littman, President and CEO of Aquahab. “We’re looking forward to this partnership greatly and are happy to see that the top-tier service that we have provided to our patients for 30 years will continue on. We are looking forward to teaming up with such professionals in the business so that we can continue to enhance what we’ve built and offer our team extended opportunities for growth and development. This is

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