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“THERE’S NO LIMIT TO AGE & ACTIVITY!” How To Be Healthier, Stronger & More Active

Everyone desires to be healthier, stronger and more active. However, you can often feel like it is difficult to attain these goals because of pain or injuries.

What does it take to be healthier?

Health is a relative term. It means that your body is operating at a high normal range in all the different systems from circulation, breathing, digestion, and more. It doesn’t mean you have to look like a super model. Anything you can do to help your body achieve more of an ideal state is a step towards a healthier you.

Al Flores, PT, CFCE Director of Rehab

Health & Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body “Finish Out Your Summer Strong and Healthy!” How To Be Healthier, Stronger & More Active

Strength and flexibility There are approximately 642 skeletal muscles in the body.This means that your strength and flexibility play an important role in your health. Your muscles not only help you move, but they support your circulatory and breathing systems. Aches, pains, and injuries All of these contribute to an unhealthier you. Pain increases bad chemicals in the body and increases stress.This affects your endocrine system, which regulates the hormones in your body and controls almost everything. Most muscle and joint pains can easily be treated by our specialized physical therapists. Our experts have the right knowledge and the time to listen, evaluate and guide you towards a pain-free, healthier lifestyle. Call us today to learn more and start a new chapter on a healthier you! A stronger and more flexible you, means a healthier you. Relieving joint or muscle pain and guiding you on proper exercise is partofourspecializedphysical therapy treatments.Callus to learnmore. Did You Know?... “Have an older adult in your life? Want them to enjoy activity safely, with greater confidence? A physical therapist can help! ”

“I Want To Get Back To Activities I Love Pain Free. ”

7 Easy Tips To Sustain A Healthier Lifestyle

1. Take care of aches and pains. Don’t let these long-term problems linger. Get professional help at Physical Therapy Institute of Illinois. 2. Limit your sitting. Get up every 30 minutes and walk around at work and home. 3. Get out and move. Exercise regularly. At least walk every day. 4. Nutrition and portion control. Keep your intake of food nutritious and portion sizes healthy. Many restaurants serve more food than one person needs at one meal. Take control of the amount of food that ends up on your plate by splitting an entrée with a friend. Or, ask the wait person for a “to-go” box and wrap up half your meal as soon as it’s brought to the table. 5. Drink more water. Water keeps your body systems functioning at an optimum level. 6. Breathe! Place one hand on your chest and the other on your abdomen. If your chest hand moves more than your abdomen you are breathing less efficiently. This can increase pain and impair muscle function. Try to get your abdomen to expand as you breath in with little or no chest movement.

7. Get enough sleep. Sleep at least 8 hours a day. It is best to get into a routine so you go to bed and wake up on a regular cycle. This helps your endocrine system.

Attention Hip & Leg Pain Sufferers • Do you have pain when bending or reaching or using stairs? • Does your pain get worse with walking? • Do you suffer with stiffness, swelling or tenderness in your knees or hips? • If you have answered “Yes” to any of the questions, we can help.

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Exercise Essentials

HIP FLEXOR STRETCH Kneel into a lunge position. Gently press hip forwards to feel a stretch. Avoid arching your low back or let your hips roll forwards. Repeat 8 times.


“PTII Helped me to get my range back!” “I have been very limited in my range of motion from an elbow break 6 months ago. PTII has helped me get my range back and truely show they care about my health and recovery. PTII has an excellent atmosphere. I enjoy my days at Physical Therapy Institute of Illinois!” - C.M.

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Healthy Recipe

Grilled Vegetables with Roasted Red Pepper Marinade & Dip Eating Right Never Tasted So Good! 11 INGREDIENTS • 1 cup Stonyfield Organic Plain Yogurt • 1 6oz. jar roasted red peppers • 4 garlic cloves, crushed • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper • 1 eggplant • 1 zucchini • 1 summer squash • 1 onion DIRECTIONS Combine in food processor or blender, yogurt, roasted red pepper, garlic, cumin, salt, pepper and crushed red pepper. Divide marinade in half. Arrange prepared vegetables on baking sheet, then coat with half of the marinade and refrigerate for one hour. Refrigerate the remaining marinade. Heat the grill to medium-high and coat with oil or cooking spray to prevent sticking. Grill vegetables for 2-3 minutes on each side. Serve with remaining marinade.

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