Spine & Rehab Specialists - March 2020

MARCH 2020

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good intentions, but even so, none of us made it the full month. Almost immediately, we started suffering from upset stomachs because we’d increased our vegetable intake so much. It was really hard! For me and Harry, the straw that broke the camel’s back was our mid-January trip to Mexico. There was so much beautiful fresh fish available that we broke down and enjoyed it. When we got back, we realized that the rest of our staff had given up on plant-based eating while we were away! It’s easy to get discouraged when you don’t meet your resolutions, but spring has helped lift me out of that mindset. This is the time of year for growth, rebirth, and fresh starts, so I’m giving myself full permission to regroup and start my resolution over, with some modifications. Instead of giving everything up right away, this time I’m going to do it gradually. First, I’ll eliminate red meat, then chicken, then fish. Hopefully, by taking a gradual approach, I won’t freak my body out, and I’ll be able to stick to my goals. I think it’s really important to prioritize reframing your goals and finding your comfort zone in every aspect of life. You may have an idea of what you think you can do or should be able to do, but it might not match up with reality, and that’s okay! We help our patients work through these kinds of mental roadblocks all the time. Recovering from an injury, illness, or surgery is a process, and it isn’t always

Hello, newsletter readers! This is Harry’s wife, Bonnie, and I’ll be taking the newsletter's reins from Harry this month. In fact, you might see me popping in more often from now on! I love talking to our patients, and I can’t wait for us to get to know each other a bit better. This month, I wanted to talk to you all about something that’s been on my mind a lot lately: New Year’s resolutions. I know it seems like I’m late to the party, but from talking to my coworkers, I’ve found I’m not the only one with resolutions on the brain again. That’s because spring seems to be the time when we all realize we’ve given up on them! We stick with our resolutions for a month or so, then life gets in the way and we don’t stick to them. I’m speaking from personal experience. This year, I resolved to eat a plant- based diet for the month of January. Harry joined in, and so did some of our staff at both clinics. We had really

as straightforward as you’d think. What matters more than how fast you do something is that you do it. Speaking of doing things, spring is the season to take action. The holidays are finally over (Valentine’s Day included), so this is the perfect time to reevaluate where your physical health is at. After months of holiday treats and snuggling up on the couch, some people develop joint or movement problems, and spring is the perfect time to see a PT to address them. time to schedule an appointment related to a particular issue or for an evaluation of your fitness. While you’re here, tell us all about your goals — the more we know, the more we can do to help you reach them! In the meantime, I’ll be doing what I can to reach mine by leaving red meat off my plate. – Bonnie Koster We’re here to help you turn over that new leaf. You can call or email us any

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