Pitner Orthodontics - November 2018

A Quick Workout

PREPARE YOURSELF FOR THE THANKSGIVING FEAST

While in your squat stance, there are several things you can do. For 30-second intervals, put your arms out in a “T” formation

side dishes just right, or about your in-laws, who will soon be seated at your table.

To start off, you’ll need to warm up. Keeping the oven in sight and the timer well within earshot, take a few minutes to loosen up your muscles. Jog in place, do some jumping jacks for a minute, or jump in place for 45 seconds. Warmups often consist of these basic exercises, but one set of each won’t be enough. To make sure your body is completely warmed up, repeat each set at least three times. pushups, plank crawls, and holding a squat stance are easy exercises you can do in your kitchen, dining room, or living room while your feast cooks. Do each exercise as many times as you can in a minute, and just like you did in the warmup, repeat each set three times. After you’ve warmed up, it's time to start the workout. Squat jumps, ski jumps,

and move them up and down in small pulses. Then move your arms out in front of you and return to the “T” shape. Raise your arms up over your head and clap, and then return once more to the “T” formation. Rotate your arms in backward circles, switch to forward arm circles, and finish up by holding your squat for an additional 30 seconds. This 30-minute exercise routine is great for before, during, and after your Thanksgiving meal prep.You don’t have

When you’re in the kitchen cooking your signature dishes for Thanksgiving dinner, you might find yourself with short periods of nothing to do. While you wait, why not fit in a quick workout? Exercising for 30 minutes will help ease any anxieties you may have —

to wait around all day for things to finish up — occupy your downtime with short exercises to keep your heart pumping.

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FROM THE OFFICE OF BUSTER

Got Braces? Avoid These Thanksgiving Favorites!

wearing braces. Again, this hard food can damage your wires with a single bite.There is good news though:You are still free to have all the pumpkin pie you want!

Turkey Legs I have never eaten a turkey leg before, because cooked poultry bones are brittle and can really hurt dogs if they eat them. However, they sure

G’DAY, MATE!

Thanksgiving is in just a fewweeks, and I am so excited! I just love all the wonderful smells. And while I know dogs really shouldn’t eat table scraps —nomatter howmuch we beg— that doesn't stopme fromwishing I could have just a bite. I’m sure a lot of our patients who wear braces feel the same way, especially when you look at howmany favoriteThanksgiving foods are bad for your braces! Corn on theCob

sound like the best part of aThanksgiving feast. I understand why patients with braces might be devastated to hear they should let their brother have the turkey leg instead. Eating a slice of turkey is all right, but it’s really easy to snag a bracket or wire on the edge of the bone when biting down on a big turkey leg. Pecan Pie

There are plenty of otherThanksgiving treats you can enjoy with your braces, likemashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and rolls! But it would certainly be easier to enjoy all the holiday treats if you didn’t have to wear your braces all the time. This is another reason why I would want to get Invisalign if my teeth weren’t already straight! With Invisalign, you can straighten your teeth when it’s convenient and take out the aligners to enjoy everything at the feast. If you askme, that sounds much better than having tomiss out on your favorite pie!

Corn itself is fine to eat with braces, though a littlemessy. But corn on the cob? Patients with braces should take a

Pecan pie is a delicious Thanksgiving staple, but nuts —even when they’ve been baked to perfection—are a no-go when you’re

pass.The hard cob can cause the wires to bend and potentially break.The last thing you want is a dental emergency onThanksgiving!

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