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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)

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STAYING ACTIVE & BECOMING BETTER BALANCED

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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? 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.

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You can improve your physical balance by: • Increasing muscle strength • Improving stamina • Improving core strength • Practicing balancing techniques

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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

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several times a week • Engaging in light weight training at home before work • Taking a yoga class

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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. Exercise Essentials Try this movement if you are experiencing poor balance. 2 8 4 9 5 7 6 9 1 3 http://1sudoku.com n° 3996 - Level Hard

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INGREDIENTS • 1 tbsp white chocolate chips • 1/2 cup nonfat vanilla greek yogurt • 3/4 cup frozen raspberries • 1 cup almond milk/milk of choice • 1/2 cup ice • Fresh raspberries for garnish (optional) INSTRUCTIONS

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In a small microwave safe bowl, heat white chocolate chips about 30 seconds and stir until smooth and melted through. Set aside to cool slightly. Add all ingredients, including melted chocolate, to a blender (or bullet, food processor, etc). Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and top with fresh berries. Enjoy!

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Our Philosophy: Apply the latest evidence-based therapy best suited to the patient for quickest and most complete recovery. When patients have a difficult time getting started with traditional exercises, patients receive customized aquatic to land-based programs. Every plan of care is designed with the goal of getting patients back to their normal daily routine, pain-free. Our Promise: We promise to provide the best patient experience possible in a highly professional, friendly, and caring environment. Payments: We accept CareCredit, credit card, check, and debit card. We are happy to discuss payment plan options as well. It is our policy that payment is made at the time of service. Your insurance benefits will be determined before your second visit, and you will be informed of what, if any, payment is necessary on that date.

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If you are suffering from any pain, seeing a physical therapist at Lewy Physical Therapy can help you return to a more active and pain-free life. Give us a call today!

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IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH BY ADOPTING AN ALKALINE DIET!

1. The Alkaline Diet helps maintain basic pH levels in your body. When pH levels are acidic, it is easier for your body to develop harmful ailments. By keepingpH levelsbasic (increasing theiralkalinity), thisdiet isable toprotect against such ailments. 2. The Alkaline Diet can improve your metabolism. Acidic foods are more difficultforyourbodytobreakdown thanalkalinefoods.Byconsumingfoods that are more easily digested, you can greatly improve your metabolism and burn carbs faster. 3.TheAlkalineDiet ishealthier!Simplyput, theAlkalineDiet isagreatway to promotehealthier lifestylechoices. Itencouragesan increasedconsumption offruits,vegetables,andotherplant-basedfoods,whilerestrictingprocessed foods, junkfoods,andalcohol. Ifyouare lookingforasimpleway to increase your health, the Alkaline Diet can greatly benefit you! Areyou lookingformorewaysto improveyourhealth? ContactLewyPhysical Therapy today to learn more about the Alkaline Diet and other ways you can adopt healthier lifestyles! www.lewypt.com

Have you heard of the Alkaline Diet? If not, it is basically the practice of replacing acidic foods with alkaline foods.

So, what’s the difference between these foods?

Acidic foods include red meat, poultry, fish, dairy, eggs, grains, and alcohol. Conversely, alkaline foods include fruits, nuts, legumes, and vegetables. Achieving an alkaline diet is as easy as substituting the acidic foods that many of us consume in our daily lives with alkaline foods. You may be wondering, “What are the benefits of adopting an alkaline diet? What exactly will this diet do for me?” Theseare fair questions. It isn’t easy to cut out popular parts of your current dietwithoutgoodreason.AtLewyPhysicalTherapy,wearestrongproponents for the Alkaline Diet – here’s why:

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