Breakfast Smoothie

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Many of our patients ask us for ideas for a healthy and quick breakfast. Oklahoma is ranked last in the nation for fruit and vegetable consumption!  Many of us fall short in getting the recommended  ½ plate serving of fruits and vegetables for breakfast. If you’re one of these people, a smoothie may be the answer for you! A Quick, …

Developing Dysfunction Along with Fitness

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After a fast start in January with resolutions, many people are trying to continue their fitness routines this month. Exercise can be a struggle, but it shouldn’t be painful. If you can run a good time in a 5k, but have aches and pains for days after, you likely have a problem. If you are increasing your PR in the …

Chapter 4: Veggie Tales

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I think it’s safe to say we all like instant gratification. I can’t imagine someone not liking their hard work immediately praised. It’s the reason I love mowing or cutting hay; immediate results! You know what doesn’t provide instant results? Exercising! I would be far more likely to enjoy exercising if, after one workout, I could see a difference. Unfortunately, …

Chapter 3: Reality Bites!

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I’ve made a terrible mistake. This was my first thought when I put on my new rucksack with 20lbs in it. It’s definitely not what I was expecting. After walking around for all of three minutes, I took it off and sat down. That’s when I realized I have a lot of training to do before the 5k ruck in …

Chapter 2: Slow Start

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It’s been a week since my first post. I’ve been amazed by how many people have reached out, saying they feel the same way about exercising. I knew I wasn’t alone! I might start an anti-working out group, where we all just complain about exercising while exercising. Seems like it could be a fun time. I worked out one day …

Chapter 1: I Hate Exercising

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Hi, my name is Lacie and I hate working out. I absolutely LOATHE it. It’s tedious and boring. Oddly enough, I’ve spent the last 5 years of my life working in a physical therapy clinic, where we encourage people to exercise. I know the benefits of exercising. I know I feel better when I exercise. The reality is, I hate …

Coping with Osteoarthritis Pain

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Most of us have experienced the aches and pains that come with getting older. Although joint pain can be considered “normal”, there are things you can do to lessen the pain and improve your ability to do daily activities. There are many people who have osteoarthritis, but they don’t have pain! Physical and occupational therapy can help you cope with …