This time of year many people start to reflect on the current year as they look forward to the upcoming year. Despite experiencing a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic year, I don’t think people will forego creating new year’s resolutions. In fact, because of health being such a topic of discussion, I predict many health goals will be created for 2021.
What about you?
Do you want to achieve your best health ever?
Are you tired of quick-fix-don’t-work myths and yo-yo crash-and-burn health myths?
Do you want to learn how to make the best decisions about your health so you can create healthy habits for a lifetime?
I recently published my first book to do exactly that!
The DIY Health Habit: 9 Steps To Building Your Health With The Replace and Repeat Method! is your step-by-step blueprint for laying a foundation of good health, building your health transformation, and achieving your best health ever.
Cleaning can take a lot out of you.
Wiping off countertops, sweeping the floor, vacuuming, and scrubbing floors - these can be intense activities!
Many of my patients often abandon the thought of a clean house because it’s too painful for them to achieve that sparkle and shine without having pain for days.
When patients share that they are unable to do many day-to-day tasks like cleaning because of their pain, I make sure to include these movements in their physical therapy plan.
I’m a problem solver so we get to the root cause of the problem and fix it in therapy so they have less pain, better mobility, increased strength, can get back to what they need to do (like cleaning), AND get back to what they want to do so they can have more fun!
One of the tips I teach my patients with back pain is a pain-free position that is safe for their back AND allows them to get chores done without aggravating their symptoms.
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Instead of working out on a bike or treadmill, why not do a little cardio cleaning at your house and get your workout in by scrubbing counters, cleaning toilets, and moving furniture before you vacuum?
This holiday season isn’t quite like any other due to COVID-19 and social distancing. My family cancelled our plans to visit my hometown in Cincinnati to reduce risk of exposure during traveling. I care for too many patients with medical issues like post-surgery, heart conditions, and frailty to put myself at risk and jeopardize their well-being too.
Despite not visiting family or inviting family/friends to join us for Thanksgiving dinner, we are still taking this time to thoroughly deep clean our house before decorating for Christmas. It’s kind of our tradition!
We cardio clean room by room before Thanksgiving so we can set up the tree on Thanksgiving Day and start to get in the festive mood of Advent, St. Nicholas Day, St. Lucia Day, and the 12 Days...
Ladies and make-up artists - do you get neck pain when applying make-up on your face?
Does the simple act of applying mascara cause a headache?
What about when you are trying to get that perfect eyeliner application?
If you answered “YES!” to any of these questions, then I’ve got a must-see video for you!
This video shares how to apply makeup without neck pain or headache!
There is one very simple thing you can do to decrease or completely prevent the onset of neck pain and a headache - watch the video to find out!
BTW, if you are suffering with neck pain, headaches, migraine, or TMJ issues, I love helping people like you! Many of these issues are interrelated which is why many people have several of these symptoms instead of just one.
I know what it feels like to have light and sound sensitivity.
I know what it’s like to have to turn your entire body...
Fall is the perfect time to get back on track with consistent fitness.
It’s not too hot.
It’s not too cold.
It’s just right!
Enjoying the outdoors and breathing in fresh air can lift your mood and clear your mind. Physical activity helps maintain a healthy body weight and improves quality of life. Physical activity can also improve self-esteem and act as an antidepressant effect in people with depression.
Here’s a few ideas to help you fall back into the healthy habit of fun fitness:
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Let’s Celebrate November!
We are full swing into Autumn now and I absolutely love this time of year. For me, November reminds me of gratitude. Taking time to be thankful is my equivalent of stopping to smell the roses!
What are you thankful for?
In such a tumultuous year, I think it’s especially important to ask yourself that question. For me, when I stop focusing on what I am grateful for, I start to get sucked into negativity and the Oh woe is me mentality.
Here’s a little tip I learned from a business mentor. Every morning, try to find 3 different things to be grateful for.
Let’s try it.
Today, I am grateful for:
My knees hurt. My hips hurt. My back hurts.
How am I supposed to lose weight if it hurts to move?
I can’t exercise! I’ll hurt more!
Does this sound familiar?
Check out my recent Facebook video to learn 2 key solutions!
If you are struggling with weight loss or if you are struggling with aches and pains, I don’t want you to suffer. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I am happy to start a conversation. You can reach me at [email protected]
To Your Best Health,
Lunges are a common exercise that people do at home and at the gym.
Unfortunately, knee pain while lunging is a common complaint!
Lunges are a simple exercise to do but they can also wreak havoc if performed incorrectly.
Two tips make this exercise easier and more effective!
Tip #1 = Keep your knee in line with your 2nd toe
Tip #2 = Do not let your knee cross in front of your toes
Here’s a quick video from a recent Facebook Live to show you how to perform a lunge correctly:
If you have any questions or are experiencing knee pain, please do not hesitate to reach out and connect. You can contact me directly at [email protected]
To Your Best Health,
Since 2020 has been the year of the health pandemic due to COVID-19, more and more people are very acutely aware of how the quality of their physical health influences their ability to protect themselves against illness. The healthier we are physically, the stronger our immune system tends to be and the more likely we are to recover from diseases like the common cold, influenza, and even the coronavirus.
It is a fact that COVID-19 has wreaked more havoc on those with compromised health or a longer list of comorbidities such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, pulmonary conditions, and cardiac conditions. It’s not to say that COVID-19 has not impacted those without underlying health conditions, it’s just that the statistics indicate it has been more detrimental to those with chronic health issues.
When the body is not physically functioning at its best, it doesn’t feel as good. Joints feel stiff and achy. Muscles feel tight and sore.
We are full speed ahead into the Fall season!
I encourage you to take advantage of the cooler temperatures and not let the lingering beast of COVID-19 cancel all your plans.
Here’s a few tips to navigate through the fun in this very different season of Autumn.
Visit a local apple or pumpkin farm. Pick your favorites while supporting a local business at the same time. Bonus tip: the more you pick, the more you lift - you won’t need to go to the gym later!
Find a fun run or 5k to walk, run, or ruck. Support a local charity and fundraiser to help your community while also burning off some calories. If you can’t find a local in-person event that is maintaining social distancing, then find a virtual race you can compete in!
Walk or bicycle along a bike trail. Get out and enjoy nature. Take the kids and show them all the different shades of leaves. If you ride a bike, please wear your helmet.
Go fishing! With the cooler...
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