Health &Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body
Discover Peace While Remaining Active! STAYING ACTIVE & BECOMING BETTER BALANCED
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 you make in your life, and whatever 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. (continued inside)
Health & Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body
Make Room For Fun Activity After RECOVERING YOUR BALANCE
• Improve Your Balance • Tasty Recipe • Exercise Essential • Patient Success Spotlight
Discussing Staying Active & Improved Balance with Martin Weinstein PT, MPT, COMT and Kathleen Weinstein PT, DPT.
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. Alongside with the task of becoming more mentally balanced with the things 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. Find out how you can improve your balance for good with our programs. Call us today for more information!
Dear Valued Client,
MARTIN WEINSTEIN PT, MPT, COMT
KATHLEEN WEINSTEIN PT, DPT
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 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?
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 how much 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 how much 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 incorporate more 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.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment at 410-641-2900!
Oats With Apples & Cranberries Eating Right Never Tasted So Good!
INGREDIENTS • 1 cup oats • 1 large Granny Smith apple, diced • 1/2 cup fresh cranberries • 3 tbsp maple syrup • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract • 1 tsp ground cinnamon • 1/2 tspn ground cardamom
• 2 pinches of kosher salt • 4 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk Toppings: • chopped apple • almond slices/chopped almonds
• dried cranberries • ground cinnamon
INSTRUCTIONS Spray a 2-quart or 4-quart slow cooker insert lightly with cooking spray. Combine the steel cut oats, diced apple, cranberries, maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon, cardamom, salt, and almond milk. Stir to mix thoroughly. Cover and cook on low heat for 6 hours (for firmer oats) to 8 hours (softer oats with the slightest chew), stirring once or twice if possible. As the oats are cooking a thin, dark colored skin may form on top of the oats and they will look slightly dry at first glance. Don’t worry. Go ahead and stir the oats well until they are creamy andsmooth. Ifyouprefer looseroats,stir inanadditionalhalfcuporsoofalmondmilk.Serve hot and garnish with toppings as desired.
CALL TODAY! 410.641.2900
DISCOVER HOW TO LIVE PAIN-FREE
At Eastern Shore Physical Therapy, you will receive hands-on therapy treatments by our friendly, caring health experts during focused and individualized sessions. It’s time to get Eastern Shore Physical Therapy if: • You’re tired of living in pain • You want to feel better and move better • You have been in an auto accident or injured on the job • You want to prevent injury 1. Call and talk to your therapist 2. Discover why your pain has come back 3. Get your custom recovery program
Patient Success Spotlight
“MyexperienceatEasternShorePhysicalTherapyhasbeensowonderful, that I would not hesitate to tell anyone to use them for therapy. Everyone is so helpful with any problem involving therapy. I am walking much better since my total knee replacement and the therapy I received from Tim.” - Doris D. I am walking much better!
Take Care of Your Aches and Pains Before It’s Too Late.
Don’twaituntil the lastminute!Spotsavailable for the first50people to respond! NEWUPCOMINGWORKSHOP FOR PATIENTS WITH SHOULDER PAIN
FEBRUARY 23RD • 10AM
Relieve Leg Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing leg pain.
Strengthens The Core
By request, we’re hosting a Rotator Cuff Workshop at Eastern Shore Physical Therapy
SINGLE LEG STANCE 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.
If you’re confused about what to do and looking for answers, here’s some of what you’ll learn: Saturday, February 23rd at 10AM
• How a problem in your spine can cause issues with your rotator cuff… • What successful treatment and permanent relief looks like without the side effects of medications, injections or surgery.
Call To Reserve Your Spot! 410.641.2900 • The Single Biggest #1 Mistake patients with shoulder pain make which actually stops them from improvement in relief… • Asure-fireway topick the right treatment for the cause of your shoulder pain (and save you a ton of time & money).
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