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STAYING ACTIVE + BECOMING BETTER BALANCED

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HEALTH &WELLNESS The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

STAYING ACTIVE+BECOMING BETTER BALANCED

Thereareamillionandone tips thatarepasseddowngeneration togeneration about the key to a long and successful life. Some say the secret to a long and happy life is to focus on family; others say it all comes down to finding the rightcareer.Whateverchoicesyoumake inyour life,andwhateveryourvalues are, there are several fundamental truths that are almost always accurate:To stayhealthy,youmuststayactive,and tostayhappy,youmuststaybalanced. MENTAL AND PHYSICAL BALANCE Staying active and staying balanced in many ways go hand in hand. Staying active refers to the amount of activity that you engage in daily.This of course can refer to how much time you spend at the gym, but it can also refer to how many steps you take in a day, how often you find yourself running around the office, and how frequently you head out to the backyard to run around with yourchildrenoryourdog.Balance inmanywaysworkson thesameprinciples. Therearesomeactivities thatyoudoeverydaybecauseyouhave todo them— workoften falls into thiscategory,asdohouseholdchores.Butwhatabout the activities that you simply love to do? What about the activities that you enjoy? Think about the last time that you sat down with a book that you loved and madeyourselfacupof teaorcoffeeand reallyenjoyed themoment.Perhaps it isn’t reading thatyouwishyouhadmore time for,but instead it isagarden that has grown weeds as it has been neglected. It could be a project at your home that you have looked forward to completing or an old car that you’ve wanted to fix up. There are special hobbies and interests that appeal to each of us, and spending time with those hobbies can help you live a more balanced life.

that you spend time with in your life is the challenge of becoming more physically balanced. There are certain markers that typically indicate trouble with maintaining balance, such as frequently tripping and falling or feeling dizzy when standing too long. But even if you are not having fundamental issues with your ability to stay balanced in this way, you may still have difficulty with whole-body balance. Yoga is a great form of exercise to use to improve your ability to balance, as yoga helps to strengthen core muscles and improve coordination.

You can improve your physical balance by: • Increasing muscle strength • Improving stamina

• Improving core strength • Practicing balancing techniques

In addition, taking steps to ensure that you are getting a full night of rest, that you are exercising regularly, and that you are eating a healthy diet are all strong components to ensuring you are well-balanced. Think about the percentage of time that you spend working during the week. For most people this number is well over 40 hours per week! Then consider howmuch time isspentdriving toand fromworkandaround townonerrands, and then consider the time spent doing things you have to do at home, like the dishesor the laundry.Then really thinkabouthowmuch timeyouarespending doing the things that make you feel better — including those hobbies that you love, but also being active and engaging with the people you care about. Part of becoming a more balanced person means finding ways to spend your time more wisely and taking more time for yourself as needed.

Alongside with the task of becoming more mentally balanced with the things

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I T ’ S N E V E R T OO L AT E !

You don’t need to grow up as an athlete to enjoy exercise as an adult. There is no point in your life where it is too late to start being more active than you currently are.Thereareplentyofways to incorporate lightactivity intoyour lifestyle,suchas:

• Taking a walk in the evening with your family

• Wearing a pedometer and trying to take more steps every day

• Joining your local community center and using the pool to swim laps several times a week

• Engaging in light weight training at home before work

• Taking a yoga class

These are just several examples of how you could incorporate more activity into your lifestylewithoutmakingmany largechangestoyourwayof life. Ifyoufeelthat your physical health or an old injury is holding you back from being active, contact us. Working with a physical therapist can help you achieve improved balance and a healthy lifestyle. If pain is holding you back from your health and fitness goals, call Balanced Body Physical Therapy at 801.293.8888 to schedule your appointment today, or visit balancedbodypt.com for more information.

E XERC I SE E S SENT I AL S

H E A LT HY D E T O X R E C I P E MIRACLE RED JUICE

• 2 large beets • 4 long carrots • 2 apples • 6 celery stalks INGREDIENTS

• 2 limes or lemons • 2 inches of ginger

HEALTH BENEFITS

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Kidneys Pancreas

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Immunity

Eyes Liver

Digestive Tract

Spleen

DIRECTIONS Prepare beets, carrots, apples, celery, limes (or lemons) and ginger by chopping into smaller pieces before placing into a juicer. As the skin of a beet is packed with antioxidants and nutrients, it is recommended to leave the skin on the beet. Apples can be any color or variety. Do not peel the ginger, which you will add to taste as ginger can be spicy. After all ingredients are added to the juicer, blend until juiced and smooth. Drink juice as soon as possible to obtain all benefits of the antioxidants and nutrients. Miracle Red Juice can be absorbed more easily on an empty stomach. Drink one glass every other day or as needed.

BALANCE | ANKLE STRATEGY Stand with good posture. Sway backwards and forwards keeping your knees and hips straight. Maintain your balance by using your ankles. Sway for 30 seconds. Rest. Repeat 5 times.

Alwaysconsultyourphysical therapistorphysicianbeforestartingexercisesyouareunsureofdoing.

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VESTIBULAR BALANCE THERAPY SERVICE SPOTLIGHT:

Dysfunction of the vestibular system (also known as the balance systems of the brain and inner ears) can cause symptoms of dizziness, vertigo, imbalance, space and motion intolerance, falls and nausea. Vestibular Balance Therapy is a specialized form of physical therapy that treats these debilitating effects of dizziness and balance disorders. Who can benefit from Vestibular and Balance Therapy? Persons with:

Our skilled and experienced physical therapists understand your symptoms and are trained to assist you with your recovery. Here in our clinic setting we use specialized equipment and programs including the Biodex Balance System SD machine to assist you in managing your dizziness and vertigo disorders. For the staff here at Balance Body Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, the ultimate outcome is successfully being able to prevent falls with a comprehensive physical therapy program and assist in strengthening and encouraging those who have experienced dizziness, vertigo or a fall.

•Dizziness •Vertigo •Lightheadedness •BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo)

•History of falls/poor balance •Motion sensitivity/motion intolerance •Cervicogenic related vertigo (from the cervical spine)

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