Exercise & Fitness

Gyms Are Reopening But We Have Learned Three Things Since They Closed

As you probably know, Capitol Rehab of Arlington started out in the Golds Gym in Clarendon back in the 1990s so consider me a great fan of gyms as a place for people to congregate and improve their overall wellbeing. But apparently, 24 percent of people disagree with me. Gyms are reopening, but according to …

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Obesity and COVID-19: How Exercise Increases Immunity

By Dr. Bill Booker, DC, and Dr. Denia Tapscott, MD Don’t forget our Boost Your Immunity webinar on Thursday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m. Click on this registration link to join us! It should come as no surprise to you that the practitioners at Capitol Rehab of Arlington would leave EXERCISE as the finale for …

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Marathon training

Close to the Finish Line: How to Prevent Late-Stage Marathon Training Injuries

Marathon training is a unique adventure in its own right. While running is good for the body, running marathons isn’t. The term “hitting the wall” in marathon running is not supposed to be literal, but it feels like it. Hitting the wall means that your body has decided to shut down due to a lack of …

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Triathlon Bike Ride Training by David Henkel and Speed Sherpa

Breaking into the Triathlon Scene: The Fundamentals of Training

Written by David Henkel, head coach at Speed Sherpa. Whether you are a runner, swimmer, or cyclist looking to become a multisport athlete, or a newcomer to the race scene altogether, here are the basics you need to know about how to start training for a triathlon: Set the Right Goals Check This Special Offer …

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Preparing for Triathlon Season: Let’s Get Physical

When it’s 10 degrees and snowing outside, triathlon season may feel far away, but now is the time to start thinking about races. The first thing to do before you even start physically preparing for triathlon season is to schedule your annual race plan. If you’re doing more than one race, planning your season will help you prioritize …

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Post-op recovery for hip surgery includes FlexAware.

FlexAware: The Secret to My Fast Recovery

If you follow the Capitol Rehab of Arlington Facebook page or our blog posts on the website, you may have noticed I have been talking a lot and busily promoting FlexAware classes in our office. It has helped increase the speed of a fast post-op recovery. FlexAware is a revolutionary exercise system that was created by Steven Shafarman. Steven’s …

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Movement & Breathing Techniques You Forgot You Knew: That’s FlexAware

FlexAware® is a new approach to fitness, healing, and exercise, for people of all ages and all health conditions. It’s based on the way young children naturally move and learn. Young children, particularly in the range of 2-5 years old, move freely, spontaneously, somewhat randomly. You might recall seeing that with your children or grandchildren. …

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