Don’t Forget to Exercise!

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We all know exercise keeps us strong and maintains our weight, but did you know it also helps brain function and can prevent the onset of cognitive decline? Aerobic exercise improves memory, delays the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, and even increases the part of your brain that stores memories (hippocampus). All you need is 30-60 minutes a few times a …

Heavy Backpacks: Stresses on the Spine

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As the summer winds down and school starts, children are toting around heavy backpacks full of books and supplies. Children from elementary to high school have a variety of supplies in their bags: laptops, books, athletic gear, lunch boxes, water bottles, etc. This raises the question: how heavy is too heavy? The Facts Concerns surrounding spinal problems in adolescents is …

Beat the Heat with H20

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As the Oklahoma summer heats up, adequate hydration is of the utmost importance. Did you know your body is 60% water?! In order to keep that level maintained, H20 is crucial. Not only does water help keep you cool, but it also keeps your organs pumping, wards off infections, transports nutrients to cells, and even improves your mood and sleep …

Gabby Tucker, PTA Joins Impact Rehab & Wellness!

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We’re excited to announce that Gabby Tucker, PTA has joined the Impact team! Gabby is from the small town of Haskell, OK. She’s excited to have her first PTA job in another small town close to home. In 2020, she graduated from Connors State College/Indian Capital Technology Center where she received her Associate of Applied Science degree and completed the …

Osteoporosis: How to Make a Positive Impact on Your Bone Health

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Most of us know someone who struggles with Osteoporosis, or Osteopenia. 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men have had fractures related to Osteoporosis. What you may not know is that there is more you can do for Osteoporosis besides taking medication, stop smoking, and getting enough calcium. Risk Factors Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to …

Fight Depression with Meditation & Movement

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Move Better, Feel Better is on the back of our t-shirts at Impact Rehab & Wellness. It’s something we try to instill in our patients. Sometimes something as simple as breathing and moving can help you feel better! 15 million Americans suffer from depression! Exercise has been found to reduce the symptoms. This is because exercise promotes the release of …

Southwest Salmon Chowder

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Eat Better, Feel Better With the weather turning colder, many of us are making soup for dinner. After all, it’s a simple way to stay warm and there are many different types to choose from. This recipe for salmon chowder is easy to make and contains many foods that help you feel better by decreasing inflammation! Many chronic health problems …

Move More, Feel Better, and Live Longer!

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Do you have 11 minutes a day for your health? We all know that we need to be more active and exercise regularly. This can be hard, especially for those who suffer from chronic illness. Going to the gym is often not an option and finding time to exercise at home can be challenging as well. New research found that …

Can my diet make my back pain better?

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Back pain affects most adults and limits quality of life. Usually, people are given the option of pain medication or physical therapy, and sometimes surgery to help with the pain. What if you could take your pain into your own hands and do something about it? According to a recent study, the food you eat CAN positively or negatively affect …

Exercise is Medicine

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Did you know that a sedentary lifestyle is a risk factor for many health issues? This includes cardiovascular disease, obesity, cancer, diabetes, hypertension, bone and joint disease, depression, and premature death! Unfortunately, inactivity is on the rise due to Covid-19. Fortunately, there’s something you can do about it! Exercise is proven to be a great way to combat these issues, …