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N E W S L E T T E R
REMAIN ACTIVE & BECOME BETTER BALANCED
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ALSO INSIDE: TO IMPROVE BALANCE, YOU MUST STAY ACTIVE • PATIENT SUCCESS SPOTLIGHT • EXERCISE ESSENTIALS • IMPROVE YOUR BALANCE • AND MORE!
Health & Wellness Newsletter
N E W S L E T T E R
TO IMPROVE BALANCE, YOU MUST STAY ACTIVE
There are a million and one tips that are passed down generation to generation 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 right career. Whatever choices youmake in your life, andwhatever your values are, there are several fundamental truths that are almost always accurate: To stay healthy, you must stay active, and to stay happy, you must stay balanced.
Think about the last time that you sat down with a book that you loved and made yourself a cup of tea or coffee and really enjoyed the moment. Perhaps it isn’t reading that you wish you had more time for, but instead it is a garden 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.
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 howmuch
Yoga is a great form of exercise to use to improve your ability to balance...
Alongsidewith the task of becoming more mentally balanced with the things that you spend time with in your life is the challenge of
time you spend at the gym, but it can also refer to howmany 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 your children or your dog. Balance in many ways works on the same principles. There are some activities that you do every day because you have to do them — work often falls into this category, as do household chores. But what about the activities that you simply love to do? What about the activities that you enjoy?
becoming more physically balanced. There are certain markers that typically indicate trouble withmaintaining balance, such as frequently tripping and fallingor feelingdizzy when standing too long. But even if you are not having fundamental issues with your ability to stay balanced in this way, youmay 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 coremuscles and improve coordination.
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IMPROVE YOUR BALANCE
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 is spent driving to and from work and around town on errands, and then consider the time spent doing things you have to do at home, like the dishes or the laundry. Then really think about howmuch time you are spending 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. It’s Never Too Late. 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. There are plenty of ways to incorporate light activity into your
lifestyle, such as: • 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 incorporatemore activity into your lifestyle without making many large changes to your way of life. If you feel that 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.
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EXERCISE ESSENTIALS TRY THI S EXERCI SE TO IMPROVE YOUR BALANCE SINGLE LEG STANCE - FORWARD Stand on one leg and maintain your balance. Next,hold your leg out in front of your body. Then return to original position. Maintain a slightly bent knee on the stance side.
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Always consult your physical therapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of doing.
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CILANTRO LIME CHICKEN & AVOCADO SALSA
INGREDIENTS •1.5 lb. boneless chicken breast •1/4 cup lime juice •2 tbsp olive oil
“It greatly improved my stability!” “While under the care of an ENT for 12 months for hearing loss and BPV my dizziness and vertigo were unpredictable and constant to varying degrees. I often couldn’t drive and was unstable to walk and was unable to look up and down. Vestibular therapy at FYZICAL was recommended by my ENT. After 6 therapy sessions and clearing my ear canal, it greatly improved my stability. Then 2 more sessions and the head-positioning dizziness completely dissipated! No one is more surprised or pleased than me, after 12 months of problems!” - Eileen R.
•1/4 cup fresh cilantro •1/2 tsp ground cumin •1/4 tsp salt
For Avocado Salsa: •4 avocados, diced •1/2 cup fresh cilantro, diced •3 tbsp lime juice •1/2 tbsp red wine vinegar •1/2 tsp red pepper flakes •1 garlic clove, minced DIRECTIONS
Add 1/4 cup of lime juice, olive oil, 1/4 cup of fresh cilantro, ground cumin, and 1/4 tsp of salt to a small bowl. Whisk until mixed. Add chicken and marinade to a large ziplock bag. Let chicken marinate for at least 15 minutes. Preheat grill to medium-high heat (about 400°F). Place chicken on grill and grill each side for 4-6 minutes, until chicken is no longer pink. Remove and let sit. For avocado salsa: add avocado, 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, 3 tbsp lime juice, red wine vinegar, red pepper flakes, garlic clove, and salt to a small bowl. Gently toss to mix. Top the cilantro lime chicken with the avocado salsa and serve.
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