1. Benefits of Kinesio Taping

    By: Karen Kondos PT, DPT Kinesio tape (K-tape) is a thin, stretchy, elastic cotton strip with an acrylic adhesive. K-Tape works by lifting the skin, and creating channels of low pressure therefore, promoting flow of fluid from high to low pressure layers. By doing so, the Tape will reduce swelling and inflammation, equalize temperature and decrease pain. The Tape will work on muscles by increasing…Read More

  2. Why Group Fitness Classes Are Important

    As part of Cardio Metabolic Institute’s wellness center, we here in New Jersey offer group fitness classes. If you’re looking to lose weight, gain strength, or simply increase your cardiovascular system, then CMI Wellness has a number of small group exercise classes tailored to do exact what you’re looking for, including Total Body workouts, Pilates, and Tabata workouts! Why do we stress the…Read More

  3. How Exercise Benefits Heart Health

    The heart is arguably the most important component of the human body - without a functioning heartbeat, we wouldn’t be alive. It is no surprise then that keeping our hearts healthy and in optimal shape is one of the most important things we can do to support our physical health. Eating a healthy, balanced diet and exercising daily or multiple times a week are generally considered the best ways t…Read More

  4. Heart Healthy Recipe: Cauliflower Rice

    By: Danielle Shargorodsky, Registered Dietitian Cauliflower rice is one of my favorite ingredients. It is versatile and nutritious, packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. You can make cauliflower rice yourself or save time and buy it premade at the supermarket. I found that Green Giant makes a whole line of cauliflower rice in the frozen section, and Trader Joe's and Wegmans have …Read More

  5. Bunions – What they are and how to treat them

    By: Roshni Gandhi, DPM. Podiatrist, Central Jersey Sports and Spine What is a bunion? A bunion is a very common condition caused by a deformity along the metatarsophalangeal joint of the big toe. This occurs when the long bone turns outward creating a “bump”, bony prominence and the great toe turns inwards jamming into the second toe. Bunion symptoms include plain, swelling, redness, and warmt…Read More

  6. Tips For Maintaining A Healthy Heart During The Holidays

    While we all love the holidays and our family, chances are that if you are even remotely normal the holidays also include a good amount of stress and a lot of unhealthy food. On average, a person gains about five pounds during the holiday season. This can be incredibly hard on your heart. This is why it’s important that you know how to avoid putting too much strain on your body during this busy …Read More

  7. October is Physical Therapy Month

    It’s officially National Physical Therapy Month, so what better time to talk about all the ways physical therapy can benefit you? After all, this type of therapy assists so many people of all ages and allows them to return to a physical state that they otherwise may not have been able to. Let’s talk about the most common reasons people seek out physical therapists and how this treatment works …Read More

  8. Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Varicose Veins

    While we wish it wasn’t the case, the majority of people have varicose veins somewhere on their body. Unfortunately, it’s just something that happens as we age and our bodies are not as resilient as they used to be. While varicose veins are common, some people experience more extreme cases than others and end up dealing with immense pain because of them. Luckily, there is help out there for th…Read More

  9. Tips for A Healthy Ticker

    At the Cardio Metabolic Institute of New Jersey we care about your heart health and being able to help you maintain it. While we truly love all of our patients, we don’t want anyone to have to visit our office as this means that something isn’t exactly right where your heart is concerned. In order to help you prevent a visit to see us, or the ER for that matter, you should follow the suggestio…Read More

  10. What is “Self-Care”? 10 Habits for Living a Stress Free Life

    By: Suruchi Saini MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP A large part of Stress Management is practicing "Self-Care". This concept of focusing on treating ourselves well many times gets lost as we tend to put the needs and wants of others before our own. Self-care is incredibly important for mental, emotional, and physical health. Neglecting our well-being can negatively impact the well-being of those around us like…Read More