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10 Must-do’s in Miami: LOVE YOUR CITY MORE

Alix’s Top 10 Favorite Things to do in Miami

 

There’s no argument that we live in one of the most beautiful cities in the country, if not the world. Miami has amazing weather all year, lots of cultural activities (more and more every year!), great food, a blend of people, and countless others. Unfortunately, just like people in every other city, we need to work and many times, end up in that daily grind and forget to take advantage of our gorgeous city. These are my top 10 must-do’s in Miami – I hope you can get out there and try a few!

 

#1: Get out on the water: the best place to experience Miami, as far as I’m concerned, is to see it from the water. Go fishing, rent a paddleboard or a boat, take our Pilates H2O class, do anything to get out there!

 

#2: Explore our many state parks. Oleta, Bill Baggs, the Barnacle, and Matheson Hammock are steps from our front doors and have so much to offer! Coming from the Northeast, I can hardly...

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The Physical Therapist’s Guide to Traveling

Summer is finally here! For many of us summer means it’s time for vacation with friends and family.

Having recently returned from my honeymoon, I know that the down side of vacations can be the travel there and back. Whether you’re driving or flying to your destination, you’ll likely be spending many hours sitting.

 

As a physical therapist, I’m aware of the potential risks of sitting in the same position for several hours but, to be honest, I never thought it applied to me because I’m healthy, active, and young. That was until Serena Williams had a Pulmonary Embolism in 2011 after traveling on an airplane. Our veins are responsible for sending blood back to our heart and lungs and they’re designed with flaps to help prevent the backflow of blood. Unfortunately, as we get older these valves become less effective. So what sends blood back to the heart? Gravity can help but with your legs down in sitting gravity is actually working against the...

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