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The Bounty of Summer Healthy Habits for Hot Months
The Bounty of Summer page 1 What’s in a Hobby? page 2 Client Testimonials page 2
Last year, we did a lot of big landscaping projects at the house, so this year I’m looking forward to being able to plant herbs and perennials. I’m an avid salsa maker, so I’ll definitely be planting some cilantro in our garden. I think I might grow a little spearmint as well. It tends to take over the garden, but it means I’ll have no shortage of fresh mojitos this year.
After the cold of winter and the unpredictable weather of a New England spring, summer presents all sorts of opportunities to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. If you’re anything like me, you can feel a little caged in during the early months of the year, and are itching to be able to spend as much time as possible outdoors. One thing I try to do every year is establish a
Patient Spotlight page 3
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routine that takes advantage of our beautiful Massachusetts summers. Throughout the year, I do yoga and meditate every day. We have an outdoor deck at our house, and it will definitely be my meditation station while the
Throughout the year, I do yoga and meditate every day. We have an outdoor deck at our house, and it will definitely be my meditation station while the weather permits.
Sensational Summer Salad page 3
Make a Better Smoothie at Home page 4 Professional PT Patients, enter to win! The first five people who call with the riddle’s answer on page 3, win a $10 gift card! Call 508-528-6100. Contest for past and present Professional PT patients only.
My last summer goal this year is to learn how to sail. Whenever we get out on a lake, it’s easy to hop on a Jet Ski or powerboat, but I’ve always wanted to sail. It’ll probably take some convincing to get my husband to join in, but I’m determined to make this summer the one I finally make the commitment. Whether it’s the Charles, Lake Winnipesaukee, or a trip down to the Cape, I hope you get to take advantage of the water this year as well.
weather permits. It will also be a place to do some summer reading, as I’m usually juggling four of five books at a time. It can get a little hectic, but I’m always excited to learn new things. Another part of my routine is daily walks with my husband after we get off work. It’s not only a source of exercise, it’s also a relaxing way to debrief the day. Another benefit of the arrival of summer is the incredible bounty of fresh, local produce that arrives in our markets and restaurants. These months are a great time to focus on healthy eating, and it’s easier than ever before to get your hands on some beautiful fruits and vegetables. I love fresh summer corn, berries, and heirloom tomatoes in particular. Some of the tomatoes grown in the area are just amazing, in shades of purple and yellow and orange, and they taste just as good as they look.
Here’s wishing everyone a healthy, happy, and fun summer. I hope you make the most of
the weather and the harvest. If you happen to grow some vegetables and have a few let over, I definitely won’t be mad if you bring them by the office. – Dr. Stacey Raybuck Schatz
April & May Gift Card Winners Maureen Osolnik, Mark Spanek,
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