Exercising Post COVID-19

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Getting back into shape after COVID-19 can be a struggle. How can you get back to having an active lifestyle and regain your quality of life? Following a few tips can make it an easier transition. First, you may consider talking to a doctor or your primary care physician before engaging in high level activities. This is especially recommended if …

Joint Pain — Common, But Not Normal

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Did you know… There are 360 joints in the human body! If you are having joint pain, why? What can you do to relieve it? Joint pain can be caused by arthritis, bursitis, or inflammation. So, what caused the inflammation? Injury or trauma? Repetitive activity? Exercising incorrectly? Or it could be… foods that are high in sugars?! Doctors can do …

National Sleep Awareness Month

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March is National Sleep Awareness Month! Although many people enjoy sleep, we rarely get a sufficient amount. In fact, only 67% of adults and 22% of high school students get adequate sleep. On top of this, 3 out of 5 people are light sleepers. We need to do better! Follow these tips for better sleep: Get about 20-30 minutes of …

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 …

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 …

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 …