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High-quality sleep and nutrition are essential for restoration of mind and body. Get up to speed on best practices for healthy sleep and nutrition. Just a few minutes a day can make a big difference in how you prioritize restorative habits. 

Programming is available at no cost to all PTs, PTAs, and physical therapy students, thanks to the generosity of our sponsors.

This content is brought to you by our wellness sponsor ATI Physical Therapy.

What You Should Know About Superfoods

Video (1 hour)
Recorded Jan. 3, 2022
Engage in a live discussion with renowned dietitian Janine Whiteson on superfoods and the impact they can have on your life, practice, and patient care. Learn more and register.

Meditation on Mindful Eating with Core

Video (34 min.)

Join Core Senior Instructors Devon Pipars, Shundo David Haye, Joe Royal and Head of Core by Hyperice, Sarah McDevitt to explore meditation techniques and how you can use meditation practices to focus on mindful eating.

When the Tank Is Empty

Article (4 mins.)
As a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant who's integrating wellness into your practice, you're doing your best to model the habits you're coaching your patients and clients to embrace. Even when you're consistently walking the talk, however, there always will be down times — moments or periods when you're just plain tired. Worn down. Lacking motivation. Dragging. Learn strategies for wellness when you have nothing left to give.


Video (3 mins.)
Learn about the two types of stress you encounter and how they help and hurt your wellness from Michael Gervais, PhD, sports and performance psychologist, mindset expert, and Hyperice performance advisor.

How To Develop Environmentally Friendly Eating Habits

Article (2 mins.)
You may not think of your weekly grocery runs as an opportunity to save the Earth and some money, but food spending and food waste are two areas that have a major impact on the environment. Discover how to make minor adjustments to your diet that could lead to increased savings, proving that living sustainably doesn't have to come at a high cost. 

This content is brought to you by our wellness sponsor CORA Physical Therapy.

The Right Food – It Does a Body Good

Article (2 min.)

Whether it's fruit, veggies, or meat, all foods play a role in how your body operates. These foods are made of nutrients — vitamins, minerals, carbs, proteins, and fats — that help your body operate at its best for as long as possible. While it's true that nutritious foods can cost more, that extra investment pays off big time when it comes to your health. Learn how to get a worthwhile return.

Nutrition for the Clinician: What Happens When Your Brain Is Hydrated and More

Podcast (39 min.)

In this episode, Amanda Carlson-Phillips, MS, RD, senior vice president of strategic partnerships at EXOS, answers questions specifically directed at nutritional needs of a busy clinician. Learn whether drinking coffee counts toward your hydration, suggestions for quick snacks in the clinic, herbs and spices that pack the most nutritional punch, great fermented foods, and how to figure out if you’re having healthy bowel movements.

How To Get Better Sleep

Article (2 min.)

When you care for others as a busy physical therapy professional, there are all kinds of stress-inducing concerns. So sleeping well may be easier said than done. One thing's for sure: You can't just expect it to happen. Discover what the pros say about how to get better sleep.

Wellness Tips

Video (3 min.)

When it comes to wellness, there is a unique balance between stress and recovery. Hear wellness tips from Michael Gervais, PhD, sports and performance psychologist, mindset expert, and Hyperice performance advisor.

Adopt the Rule of 7

Article (3 min.)

What activity did you complete immediately before you started to read this column? Thinking back, would you rate it at seven or more on a 10-point scale of engagement and/or impact? If not, what was the point, exactly? Why not pursue a life in which every thing you're doing rates at least a seven in one of those two categories — if not both?

Mindful Eating

Article (3 min.)
If we want to incorporate mindful practices into our everyday lives, mindful eating is a rich area to explore. Remembering that the root of mindfulness is attention to the present moment, we can choose to devote our attention to the act of preparing and eating a meal in a way that nourishes us in more ways than one.

This content is brought to you by our wellness sponsor Upstream Rehabilitation.

Sleep Secrets From Sleep Experts

Video (78 min.)

Learn why we sleep, what is happening to your brain and body during specific sleep cycles, and the consequences (both personal and clinical) of not sleeping. You'll also gain insight on meaningful sleep strategies, use of supplements, and wearable technology.

Choose to Habitualize

Article (3 min.)

We often look at wellness as being a reflection of our daily choices. But is it? Charles Duhigg— a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who's written books on habits and productivity — suggests in "The Power of Habit" that 40% of our daily actions are not the products of conscious decisions but, rather, are habits. Whatever the actual figure might be — and some estimates are even higher — it seems clear that many actions in our lives are, in truth, driven by our habits. Learn how the path to change can be fairly straightforward.

Steps to Better Sleep

Video (3 min.)

There is a process for being able to sleep well. Join Michael Gervais, PhD, sports and performance psychologist, mindset expert, and Hyperice performance advisor, and try this sundowning experience to prime yourself for quality sleep.

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Train Your Mind To Find the Calm With Core


The Core App by Hyperice is a mindfulness meditation app grounded in science and driven by data. It’s designed to help you find calm, improve focus, and flex your inner strength to seize the day without it ever seizing you. Listen to Hyperice's Sarah McDevitt to learn about the app resources. Access the podcast. Core by Hyperice is supporting the APTA's Fit For Practice Initiative by providing ongoing programming tailored to the needs of health care providers, and offering participants three months of free membership to Core Premium during the campaign.

Dietary Considerations for Rehabilitation and Fitness Professionals

Course ( 2 Hours )

Learn nutrition applications that may be helpful when you're treating patients with chronic pain, orthopedic conditions, and pelvic health conditions. Take this featured online CEU course (course #3450) for free using promo code 1FREECOURSE, or choose another free course. Note: One free course per license number. Choose from select one- to two-hour courses.

Charging Your Circadian Rhythm Superpower

Article ( 2 min.)

Nothing is better than starting each day well-rested. Feeling rested can help you better tackle your patients' needs for the day, but that can be easier said than done. That's why it's important to help calibrate your circadian rhythm to help your body find its groove. One trick to doing that is to match your light exposure to the time of day.

What Can One Deep Breath Really Do for You?

Video (2 min.)

Try something new! Join Michael Gervais, PhD, sports and performance psychologist, mindset expert, and Hyperice performance advisor, to help you signal your ancient brain and learn how to rest effectively.

Nutrition Starter Guide: Find the Right Nutrition Strategy To Fuel Your Work and Play

Article (10 min.)

Providing physical therapy can place a large demand on your body. In turn, it's important to fuel your body the right way so you can perform well at work and still have energy left at the end of the day. Trips to the vending machine won't cut it. But that doesn't mean you have to spend hours chopping veggies. Choose a nutrition strategy that will help you achieve your goals at both work and home with this starter guide.

How To Integrate Nutrition Into Your PT Practice

Podcast (50 min.)

Diet fads seem to be here to stay, but some commonly established trends may not meet health and nutrition goals. Learn from registered dietitian, lecturer for the University of Pittsburgh DPT program, and Kansas City Chiefs sports nutrition consultant Leslie Bonci on how food can be a part of the healing process when patients are recovering from injury.


Let’s Talk About Sleep

Article (10 min.)

Sleep is essential for our physical health and mental and emotional well-being. We need it to refresh the mind and heal the body. We love it, we crave it, and when we’re not getting it, we’re miserable. In this article, we’re going to investigate the term sleep hygiene to keep your sleep more consistent.

Better Nights = Better Days: Practical Approaches To Improving Sleep

Instructors from Core discuss using mindfulness and breathing techniques to allow sleep to come easier to you. They’ll guide you through one of the featured meditation exercises and answer commonly asked questions about restoration of your body and mind through meditation and sleep.

This program is available at no cost to all PTs, PTAs, and physical therapy students, thanks to the generosity of our sponsors.

Thank you Fit for Practice Sponsors!