Thomas Physical Therapy - January 2019

THE THOMAS TIMES

JANUARY 2019

Randy’s Ramblings

REFLECTION AND GRATITUDE

Upon reflection of this season of giving and gratefulness we give thanks to you, our patients!

A GUIDETO EATING SEASONALLY

Your efforts and commitment are inspirational. We experience great satisfaction sharing your victories as you progress with your rehabilitation. It is a wonderful privilege to be able to work with you and get to know you on such a deep level. We have developed many friendships that are both endearing and enduring. The best compliment that we’ve received from our patients is your trust. We are so proud that we’ve created a culture where you feel safe and know that we always have your best interest in mind and heart. Thank you for the wonderful privilege you’ve bestowed upon us. We wish you wonderful times with your loved ones and the healthiest and happiest 2019 imaginable!

What to Buy and CookThroughout the Year

This time of year, many people resolve to eat healthier. It’s a noble goal, but it can’t be accomplished through wishful thinking alone. There are infinite fad diets and eating challenges you can try in order to improve your diet, but more often than not, these methods produce fleeting results. It’s much more logical to transform your diet through simple, actionable steps rather than attempting a complete overhaul based on obscure methodology or marketing gimmicks. Fortunately, one of the biggest steps you can take to improve your diet is also a simple one: Increase the amount of local and seasonal produce in your pantry and on your plate. Fruits and vegetables are the cornerstones of nutritious eating habits, and sourcing from local purveyors guarantees you’ll get your produce at the height of freshness. In addition to the health and taste benefits of eating fresh produce that hasn’t traveled thousands of miles to land on a store shelf, seasonality and locality affect the sustainability and price of your food. “If people are prepared to eat locally and seasonally,” says philosopher and food theorist Peter Singer, “then they probably do pretty well in terms of environmental impact.” On the economic side of things, the shorter the distance between farm and store, the lower the price, which is why you can always find great deals at your local farmers market. To help make 2019 a year of seasonal eating, you’ll need to know what’s at peak ripeness each season. Of course, some of what’s available in your area will vary based on the climate where you live, but the vast majority of this guide will be applicable to the 48 contiguous states.

-Randy Thomas

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