As an occupational therapist and an assistant professor in a master-level occupational therapy program, it is so important to educate our patients and students about calories, calories burned, METS and the importance of task analysis...
Rob Cowell’s web site (whyiexercise.com) and charts regarding household tasks and exercises by fitness level and calories burned have been an excellent tool for patient care and instructional material for our first year students. The charts are clear and succinct which yields an excellent educational tool. Thank you, Rob.
Penny Rogers, MAT, OTR/L
Department of Occupational Therapy
University of Mississippi
*Note: The instructional charts can be found in my article about Metabolic Equivalent.
I have been in PT for years for back, neck and knee problems. The PT was great but the exercises were vague. I had been stretching nearly everyday for 20 years (I was a massage therapist), and did strength training before the injuries.
Compared to my PT in the past, your site has clear, well illustrated sequences. I started with the knee strengthening exercises on whyiexercise.com after my favorite PT moved out of town.
I'm doing better than ever and have started weights again thanks to you. I've found that proper stretching, strength and cardio are the BEST pain relievers ever.
I've always used exercise dvds (usual workout between 20-30 minutes) because they are time efficient. Many exercise videos just don't work for me because they are too strenuous or the moves are way too fast to keep good form (not good for healing). But you are exceptionally skilled at keeping the exercises safe, and you have good, clean technique.
Thanks for the motivation! I can't thank you enough.
I like everything about this website! The information has been very helpful for me, exactly what I was looking for. (I just wish it could all be translated to metric.) I feel so motivated to continue being strong and healthy. Exercise makes me feel SO good, both physically and mentally. I couldn’t live without it & I do something every day except Sunday...one day off to relax and cook a nice Sunday dinner.
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I'm Rob Cowell, PT, the author of whyiexercise.com. I enjoy sharing from my experiences in physical therapy, fitness & athletics. Thanks for visiting!
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