Fitness: Increasing Core Stability

Explains what core stability is. Covers how keeping the muscles of your trunk strong helps your posture, balance, and movement, and helps prevent injuries. Gives tips on how to increase your core strength and stability.

Physical Therapy

Discusses exercise, manual therapy, and education for chronic conditions like COPD or arthritis. Covers goals that include increasing flexibility, strength, and endurance. Covers what to expect.

Heart Health: Walking for a Healthy Heart

Covers walking as one of the easiest ways to increase your physical activity and improve your health. Explains what you need to know before starting a walking program. Includes how to stay motivated.

Cardiac Rehabilitation: Weight and Resistance Training

Resistance training with weights, elastic bands, or your own body weight may help you regain the physical strength and confidence to do the daily tasks you performed before your heart problem or surgery. Resistance training can help you get the most benefit from your cardiac rehabilitation (rehab) program. Do not start…

Fitness: Using a Pedometer or Step Counter

Highlights reasons for using a pedometer when walking for exercise. Describes pedometers, and offers directions for calibrating, if needed. Answers various questions regarding pedometer use, as well as getting the most from your pedometer.