NebraskaOPT_3 powerful steps to stronger hips and knees

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Welcome Jedd to Nebraska Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, Elkhorn!

Jedd grew up in Columbus, NE. Hecompletedhisundergraduate work at Wayne State College prior to being accepted into the physical therapy program at Creighton University. Jedd then graduated from Creighton University with a Doctorate of PhysicalTherapy in 2012. Jedd has worked with NOPT for the past four years in Fremont and is excited to serve the Elkhorn and West Omaha communities! Jeddcurrently lives inSouthwest Omaha with his wife, McKenzie, daughter Lillian and son Oliver. Jedd enjoys spending his free time with his family and friends, fishing,running,playinggolfand cooking. As a Nebraska native, Jedd is an avid Huskers and Creighton fan.


1. Aim for lucky number seven. Young and middle- aged adults who sleep 7 hours a night have less calcium in their arteries (an early sign of heart disease) than those who sleep 5 hours or less or those who slept 9 hours or more. 2. Keep the pressure off. Get your blood pressure checked every 3-5 years if you’re 18-39. If you’re 40 or older, or if you have high blood pressure, check it every year. 3. Move more. To keep it simple, you can aim for 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week of moderate exercise. Even if you exercise for 30 minutes a day, being sedentary for the other 23 1/2 hours is really bad for your heart. 4. Slash saturated fats. To help your heart’s arteries, cut down on saturated fats, which are mainly found in meat and full-fat dairy products. Choose leaner cuts and reduced-fat options.

5. Find out if you have diabetes. Millions of people don’t know that they have this condition. That’s risky because over time, high blood sugar damages arteries and makes heart disease more likely. 6. Think beyond the scale. Ask your doctor if your weight is OK. If you have some pounds to lose, you’ll probably want to change your eating habits and be more active. 7. Ditch the cigarettes, real and electronic. Smoking and secondhand smoke are bad for your heart. If you smoke, quit, and don’t spend time around others who smoke as well. 8. Clean up. Your heart works best when it runs on clean fuel. That means lots of whole, plant-based foods (like fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds) and fewer refined or processed foods (like white bread, pasta, crackers, and cookies).

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