Advertisements for products that promise proper nutrition are everywhere which leads individuals to believe staying healthy is complicated.  McGovern Physical Therapy says otherwise.

(September 12, 2011) MALDEN, MA — Some.times advertising can make it difficult for people to achieve good health by misleading people into believing their product will lower cholesterol, help you lose weight, provide necessary antioxidants, and so on.  There are so many claims that people start believing that staying healthy is too complicated.  The reality is that people can remain very healthy simply by exercising properly and practicing simple nutrition.

“It seems that the world revolves around weight loss,” says Dr. Kevin McGovern, Founder of McGovern Physical Therapy Associates and the Game 7 Sports TrainingTM, “however, individuals don’t have to be at their optimum weight in order to be healthy. If someone maintains a decent weight through proper nutrition, they are going to be healthy for a while.”

Dr. McGovern’s tips for nutrition are quite simple and easy to follow – even for those who are “too busy”.

Get the Correct Daily Water Intake

You should drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water daily and carry a water bottle with you to ensure you meet the daily recommended amount.

Take Vitamins and Supplements

Take high quality vitamins and supplements including a general vitamin to ensure you are getting the basic vitamins.

Avoid Bad Fats

Avoid bad fats which are included in fried foods and fast foods.

Eat Plenty of Fresh Vegetables, Fruits, and Lean Meats

Eat plenty of fresh vegetables and lean meats such as boneless chicken and fish. Get in the habit of buying fresh produce.  It’s cheaper and will help you feel better.

Avoid Processed Foods

Processed foods are everywhere, including the supermarket.  They tempt you with that quick meal that you can simply throw in the microwave.  The makers of these foods claim they are healthy when actually they contain chemicals and preservatives to prolong their shelf life.

Everywhere you look it seems everyone has a quick fix answer to staying healthy but the reality is that a simple exercise regimen and a balanced diet is what makes a huge difference in your health.

Paying a visit to your physical therapist can help you get started on a program that is tailored to your health and your needs. In most states, including Massachusetts, people can visit a physical therapist directly to seek a personalized health evaluation.  This is called Direct Access.

A physical therapist can design an overall health and fitness regimen that is specifically designed for your current health status, help you achieve higher fitness goals, and monitor your health for the long term.

About Dr. Kevin McGovern

Dr. McGovern is the founder 3 growing companies:

  • McGovern Physical Therapy Associates, one of the fastest-growing privately-owned companies in the U.S. recognized by Inc. Magazine;
  • Game 7 Sports Training TM, a physical-therapy-designed strength and conditioning company; and
  • Velocity Rx, a physical-therapy designed rehabilitation & instruction program for athletes.


Dr. McGovern is also the inventor of the McGovern Movement Score (MMS), which measures the quality of basic human movements and can score how well one moves to help predict possible future injury.

Dr. McGovern has been analyzing the biomechanics of golfers and baseball pitchers for over 15 years in order to improve athletic results.  As a sports enthusiast and athlete himself, his passion is helping people get in the best possible shape for a healthier, happier life.  Visit

About McGovern Physical Therapy Associates:

Combining innovation, experience and excellence, McGovern Physical Therapy Associates has been a leading provider of outpatient physical therapy care for over 10 years, providing customized treatment programs designed to fit each patient’s needs in an optimal healthcare environment where true patient recovery exists.

McGovern Physical Therapy Associates is a 2010 recipient of the Inc. Magazine 5000, a list of the 5000 top growing companies, and was voted Best Physical Therapy Practice by ADVANCE magazine. Visit them at

About Game 7 Sports Training TM:

Founded by McGovern Physical Therapy Associates, Game 7 Sports TrainingTM is a physical-therapy-designed fitness center with programs customized for individual needs. Through an innovative and scientific manner, Game 7 is an effective method for preventative-injury care and maintaining overall optimum health for any fitness or age level.  Visit