Easy Steps To Help Improve Health, Energy & Fitness

The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body & Fitness “ Isn’t It TimeYou Spring Into Action?” EASY STEPS TO HELP IMPROVE HEALTH, ENERGY & FITNESS

Begin the day with protein. Eating protein for breakfast helps curb your appetite throughout the day and tends to improve your overall diet as well. While you may wind up consuming the same number of calories over a day’s time, you’ll be less tempted by high-fat snacks around dinnertime. Keep in mind that there are plenty of plant-based proteins available, including hemp seeds, black beans, almonds, edamame, and pumpkin seeds. Limit your drinks. By this, we aren’t only referring to alcohol. Instead, try to cut back on the calorie- laden drinks popular this time of year. Concoctions such as sweetened coffee drinks, sodas, diet sodas and energy drinks can be detrimental to a healthy diet. Focus on a higher consumption of water during the day and tomake it easy have a glass by your desk or carry a bottle around with you.

It’s that time of year again, the beginning of spring when many of us feel compelled to get fit in time for our summer body goals. What will be your goals towards taking care of your health? Will you set a goal to lose weight, exercise more, eat better and increase your activity level? So what types of resolutions can we make that we’ll actually stick to? Unfortunately, such declarations often fail after a month or two. This can often be attributed to two things: a lack of readiness to actually change bad habits and a pattern of setting unrealistic expectations. So what types of resolutions can we make that we’ll actually stick to? If you want to improve your health and increase your energy, here are some simple ways to change your lifestyle for the better:

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www.tetontherapypc.com REDUCE FATIGUE. As anyone who has tried and failed at establishing a regular exercise routine can agree, fatigue is the number one enemy. To help combat this, drink beet juice. Studies show that it can TRYWEARABLE TECHNOLOGY. Research shows that people who use wearable technology such as Fitbits, Garmin, and Withings tend to stick to their exercise routine more faithfully than those who don’t. With many of them, you can track your heart rate, steps per minute, sleep cycles, and more. INCREASEYOURRANGEOFMOTION. Avoid shortcuts when it comes to exercising. Strive for using the greatest range of motion. This may include making longer lunges, stretching arms more while jumping rope, or leaning over further during yoga. Whatever the case, doing so helps your muscles do more work per rep, which results in breaking down more tissue by the end of your workout. If you have difficulty reaching a full range of motion, or have discomfort, consult your physical therapist.

increase stamina by up to 16 percent. Furthermore, listen to music that keeps you motivated. Listening to the right music can actually expand your blood vessels by 26 percent. Work on a schedule routine that ensures you get enough rest, exercise, and activity. SWITCH IT UP. If you’ve been plugging through the same fitness routine day after day, you may notice a reduction in strength gain. To avoid this, try different exercises, working out at different times of day, using different repetitions, or lifting different weights. As the warmer seasons begins to unfold, consider ways to add healthy decision- making to your lifestyle. Remember that putting things off doesn’t get you to where you want to be. We are here to help you reach your goals and achieve a healthy, pain-free lifestyle. Talk to your physical therapist at our practice today, or schedule a free 30minute consultation to make your current lifestyle the healthiest yet.

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I have 100% in range of motion! “After 12 therapy sessions, my shoulder problem has resolved. I have 100% improvement in range of motion and no pain. I have been given practical exercises so I can continue to keep this status. I have been impressed with the Teton Therapy team. They were very professional and helpful.” - R.W. I can finally go fishing again! “I have been getting better every day going to therapy, thanks to the amazing staff! I am getting more strength and mobility in my arm and shoulder. I can finally go fishing again and can do my normal activities with ease.” - S.M.

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Keely came to Teton Therapy from Houston, Texas, but originates from Omaha, Nebraska, where she grew up active in sports and academics throughout high school. She went toWayne State College inWayne, Nebraska where she participated in Track and Field before transferring to College of Saint Mary (CSM) in Omaha, Nebraska where she finished her Bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Sciences. Keely also obtained her Masters of Occupational Therapy from CSM in 2013. Keely gained training and expertise in neurological diagnoses, including brain injury and spinal cord injury, while completing an internship and eventually employment at TIRR Memorial Hermann in Houston. Thus, neurological diagnoses became her first love in Occupational Therapy. However, she has experience in orthopedic and pediatric diagnoses as well. In her spare time, Keely enjoys fitness and health, weightlifting, baking, hiking with her husband and pup, exploring the outdoors, traveling, chasing new experiences, and spending time with family and friends. We are very excited to welcome Keely to the Teton Therapy Family!

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WELLNESS TIP: EXERCISE & PAIN RELIEF

If you have back or joint pain, there are probably some times when all you want to do is lie in bed all day. It’s tempting, but it might make the problem worse. Doctors used to prescribe bed rest for back pain and other chronic pain conditions, but studies have found that people who exercise and stay flexible manage their pain much better than those who don’t. If you do have a chronic pain condition like back pain or hip, knee, or shoulder problems, you shouldn’t begin an exercise program without guidance. Check with your physical therapist first. They have the expertise to help you develop an individualized exercise program. Have a physical therapist show

you what is appropriate to do given your condition. Here are 7 exercises/activities you should do to alleviate pain: 1. Walking 2. Swimming 3. Yoga

4. Tai Chi 5. Pilates 6. Stretching 7. Aerobics

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Think Teton Therapy FIRST We Are Here To Help! • Climb stairs without pain • Bend and move freely

• Balance confidently and securely • Sit for long periods comfortably • Walk for long distances • Live an active and healthy lifestyle

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TAKE CARE OF YOUR ACHES & PAINS

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