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FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 39:22 Dog Walk Essentials



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Labrador Lesson for 9/29/22:

Dog Walk Essentials.

The Labs wanted to share the essentials for a safe, fun dog walk. They asked Ben to help out with the lesson…check out the video…or just read along for the essentials. The most essential element is an engaged human, who is focused on the dogs! After that, the labs suggest you include the following items: 1. A stylish collar (the labs like climbing rope). 2. A sturdy, colorful leash (again, climbing rope is great). 3. Snacks (depending on distance/duration). 4. Water (depending on temperature). 5. A First Aid Kit.

The Labs believe in making movement a lifestyle, so, whether you have 2 legs or 4, gather the essentials, get outside, and get moving.

Visit www.FitLabPGH.com for tips, hacks, and podcasts to help you get moving and keep moving through 2022!


FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 38:22 Don’t Worry About How You Look…Just Keep Moving




Labrador Lesson for 9/22/22:

Don’t worry about what you look like…just keep moving.

From Maggie the Black Lab: as Labradors, we love to move. At the moment, I’m a bit embarrassed because I have a skin infection on my head (probably a result of scratching due to allergies). My humans took me to the vet. I’m getting treatment, and I’ll be ok, but they had to shave a few spots on my head, so I’m not looking my best. But I’m not going to let that stop me from enjoying my walks in the park!

Whether you have 2 legs or 4, don’t worry about what you look like, or whether others might judge you, just move! Whether it’s a physical condition, or a lack of the latest gear, or just a fear of looking awkward, try not to worry about appearances…just move. Movement has physical and mental benefits for 2- and 4-legged movers!

Visit www.FitLabPGH.com for tips, hacks, and podcasts to help you get moving and keep moving through 2022!


FitLabPGH Presents Movement is a Lifestyle on PTCT7 – Show #8 – Frank Velasquez, Jr., ATC, CSCS



Our latest episode of Movement is a Lifestyle features Frank Velasquez, Jr., ATC, CSCS, Director of Sports Performance at Allegheny Health Network. As youth sports are in full swing for Fall, we sat down with Frank to discuss injury prevention, signs of overtraining, and strategies to help youth athletes improve performance without increasing the risk of injury or burnout. We also talked about how Allegheny Health Network Sports Medicine and Performance can help with injury prevention, training programs, and rehabilitation from injuries. We hope you enjoy this episode.

 

 

 


FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 37:22 Create a Movement Back-Up Plan




Labrador Lesson for 9/15/22:

Create a movement back-up plan.

As Labradors, we love to move. Like most movers, we have our favorite movement routine. For us, that includes hiking in our local county park. When our favorite location isn’t available, due to an event like the Covered Bridge Festival or due to icy trails, we have a movement back-up plan that allows us to keep moving.

Whether you have 2 legs or 4, we recommend creating a movement back-up plan that allows you to keep moving when life gets in the way of your preferred movement routine. Whether your favorite class is canceled or a work or family obligation prevents you from attending your movement activity of choice, if you have a back-up plan, you can still make movement part of your day. Keep a list of movement options, so that when your routine is disrupted, you can still find ways to just move.

Visit www.FitLabPGH.com for tips, hacks, and podcasts to help you get moving and keep moving through 2022!


FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 36:22 A Movement Buddy Makes Moving More Fun




Labrador Lesson for 9/8/22:

A movement buddy makes moving more fun.

We are energetic Labradors. We like to get outside and get moving most days of the week. What makes our movement sessions even MORE fun? Moving with each other and our humans. If you need a little extra motivation to get moving, try adding a 2- or 4-legged movement buddy to your routine.

Whether you have 2 legs or 4, including a movement buddy into your movement routine may motivate you to move more. Side note: when introducing a new movement buddy into your existing routine, be sure to move at the pace of the slowest mover so that all participants are able to enjoy the movement experience.

 Visit www.FitLabPGH.com for tips, hacks, and podcasts to help you get moving and keep moving through 2022!

FitLabPGH Presents Movement is a Lifestyle on PTCT7 – Show #6 – Meredith Wille, Steel City Canine Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine



After a summer of logistical delays, we’re back with a new episodes of Movement is a Lifestyle on Peters Township Community Television – check out our conversation with Meredith Wille of Steel City Canine Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine because Movement is a Lifestyle for those with 2 AND 4 legs! Steel City Canine Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine offers rehabilitation programs for dogs with injuries, and healthy pet programs to help prevent injuries and maintain or improve your dog’s health. Check out the episode today!


FitLabPGH Presents Movement is a Lifestyle on PTCT7 – Show #7 – Larry Gioia, Side’aht Pickleball



On our most recent episode of the Movement is a Lifestyle show, we sat down with Larry Gioia, Founder and Head Instructor, of Side-art Pickleball, to talk about the explosive growth of pickleball in our region and and across the country!
We covered a lot of ground in our short time together! We talked about …
🏓 The history of the sport
🏓 What makes pickleball so approachable?
🏓 Innovation and evolution of the game
🏓 Some predictions as to what’s coming
🏓 The ‘why’ behind Side’aht Pickleball
🏓 Pickleball as a sport for ALL ages + abilities
🏓 Where Larry foresees the sport going in the future
If any of these topics interest you, we invite you to listen in! 📺

FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 34:22 Fall IS Coming…But Don’t Let Down Your Guard Regarding Ticks




Labrador Lesson for 8/25/22:

Fall IS coming…but don’t let down your guard regarding ticks!

We are starting to see leaves on the ground, and we can’t wait for the cooler weather of Fall…but now is NOT the time to let down your guard regarding ticks! We continue to stay away from tall grass, take our flea & tick medicine, and get regular tick checks from our humans…and we’ve had the lyme disease vaccine!

Whether you have 2 legs or 4, take precautions to avoid tick bites! For information on tick bite prevention and post-bite resources, visit www.tickencounter.org …Take precautions, be aware, then get outside and get moving!

Visit www.FitLabPGH.com for tips, hacks, and podcasts to help you get moving and keep moving through 2022!


FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 33:22 Sleep Is Essential




Labrador Lesson for 8/18/22:

Sleep is Essential.

We are energetic Labradors. To keep up our energy, we need sufficient sleep. We strive for a solid 8 hours per night plus extensive naps. We understand that humans don’t sleep as much as we do, but we strongly suspect most humans aren’t getting ENOUGH sleep.

Whether you have 2 legs or 4, prioritize sleep in your healthy lifestyle plan! Developing a healthy sleep routine may help you make good sleep part of your lifestyle…and remember, nap is not a 4-letter word!

Visit www.FitLabPGH.com for tips, hacks, and podcasts to help you get moving and keep moving through 2022!


FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 32:22 You Don’t Need to “Crush It” Everyday




Labrador Lesson for 8/11/22:

You don’t need to “Crush It” everyday.

We are energetic Labradors. We like to get outside and get moving most days of the week. But we know that doing TOO much puts us at risk of injury. So our humans track our mileage, and factor in the weather, and our week of movement consists of a balance of longer, more intense sessions and recovery walks.

Whether you have 2 legs or 4, remember that overtraining puts you at risk of injury, illness, or burnout. Listen to your body. Feeling extra energized? Push the intensity or duration. Feeling tired or rundown? Opt for gentle movement or an active rest day. We’re not saying you shouldn’t “get after it,” but balance your “crush it” days with recovery time! Make movement a lifestyle for your lifespan rather than a short-term goal.

Visit www.FitLabPGH.com for tips, hacks, and podcasts to help you get moving and keep moving through 2022!