It’s been almost a year now that I’ve returned back to work after being a work-from-home mom for nearly eight years. With that change, my family and I have had to make some big adjustments, especially by planning ahead and scheduling all the moving parts. Life is busy! Unfortunately, we often sacrifice our own personal health in order to get things done. Does this ring a bell? I think it is common amongst all of us.It's just as important to make yourself a priority as it is completing all those other tasks. Here's how: Set goals! Achievable ones I might add. If you say you’re going... Read More
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Stress is all around us and can be experienced at any time. Here are some simple coping mechanisms that I’ve packaged as the ‘4 R’s to Stress Management’ to help you deal with moments of unrest.#1 —Recognize
Understand the stress and the other signs involved so you can begin to reduce the intensity.#2 —Relax
Bring the body into a more calm state, through the use of your breathing and how you hold your muscles.#3—Reassure
Using the same words and thoughts to yourself that you offer to others when they’re experiencing something difficult.#4—Relate assertively
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Did you know that stretching every morning can improve your quality of life? It only takes 10-15 minutes each morning, but effects will last throughout the day!Stretching reduces and prevents back pain.
How often have you woke up in the morning and felt back pain? If your back pain isn´t caused by illness or injury, stretching can help prevent this pain by reducing the tension in your spine and muscles.Increased flexibility.
Low level of physical activity and sitting down all day tightens your muscles and reduces flexibility. Stretching in the morning lengthens and relaxes... Read More
I grew up in the age when the physician knew all. Much like Spock, they were trained in the Vulcan Mind Meld. You never had to tell them anything. They just divined the answer. Therefore, we (patients) were trained not to question anything or add to the conversation. We were programmed to be “the ideal” patient in the office by not questioning the physician. However, once we left the office, we did what we wanted to do. So, it’s no surprise, that we didn’t follow the instructions and that our health outcomes didn’t improve.So, what does patient engagement really mean? ... Read More
Your “core” is a group of muscles in your torso that primarily serve to stabilize your body and support your spine. These muscles form a type of box. Your abdominals are the muscles in the front and sides of the box. The back consists of muscles running alongside your spine. At the bottom of this box are the muscles in your hip and pelvis. The top is your diaphragm. This entire box contains more than 15 muscles that work together to tighten and control your movement. When you bend down to pick up items and lift them over head all of these muscles are activated. This is why a movement like... Read More
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