May is Physical Fitness and Sports Month.
Physical activity plays an important role in our health. Not only does physical activity help control weight, but it can reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some cancers. Physical activity also helps strengthen bones and muscles, and improve mental health. A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study shows that in 2011, only one in five U.S. adults get enough physical activity to gain substantial health benefits.read more.
Skylands Medical Group is pleased to welcome Jenine LaFevre, Physical Therapist/Facility Manager to Blairstown Sports and Physical Therapy. She comes to us with over 23 years of experience specializing in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.
Jenine M. LaFevre, P.T., graduated from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in June of 1990. She is licensed by the State Board of Physical Therapy for both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Her career has focused on Orthopedics and Sports Medicine with most of her work in out- patient physical therapy clinics, read more.
Prevent Lyme Disease
Before gardening, camping, hiking, or just playing outdoors, make tick bite prevention part of your outdoor plans. Know where to expect ticks. Blacklegged ticks live in moist and humid environments, particularly in or near wooded or grassy areas. You may come into contact with ticks during outdoor activities around your home or when walking through vegetation such as leaf litter or shrubs. To avoid ticks, walk in the center of trails and avoid tall vegetation.
Weight loss success stories from Inspiration Medspa and Wellness Center
Here’s Just Some of The Feedback & Success Stories We’ve Received From Dr. Shah's Patient’s Who Took The Body Focus Challenge™: "I went to a Body Focus System seminar to hear what they had to say and I was surprised. The Detox is what really got my attention...I lost 20 pounds in 2½ months and I feel great!"
Why Is a Healthy Weight Important?
Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is important for overall health and can help you prevent and control many diseases and conditions. If you are overweight or obese, you are at higher risk of developing serious health problems, including heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, gallstones, breathing problems, and certain cancers. That is why maintaining a healthy weight is so important: It helps you lower your risk for developing these problems, helps you feel good about yourself, and gives you more energy to enjoy life.