Sitting: Could it be the new smoking?

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It may feel nice to sit & relax, but too much can hinder your health! Sitting for an extended period increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, anxiety, depression, diabetes, varicose veins, DVTs, and some cancers. Not only does it increase our risk for these chronic diseases, but it also weakens our muscles and causes weight gain. Our bodies are made …

Stop Icing

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From a young age we’re taught that if something hurts or you injure yourself, you should put ice on it. If you sprain your ankle at practice, wrapping a bag of ice tightly around the injured area is the first step in treatment. We do this because we’ve been told that icing helps reduce harmful inflammation and swelling, and even …

Tips To Keep You Young!

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Aging is inevitable, but you can still be healthy, active, and preserve your quality of life! Staying Active It is so important to stay active as we age. Just 30 minutes of physical activity a day can help build muscle and keep bones strong to avoid unwanted falls and injuries. Diet Diet is another factor to consider when getting older. …

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 …