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Health &Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

INCREASE YOUR ENERGY BY GETTING UP AND MOVING TODAY!

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• Increase Your Energy By Getting Up and Moving Today! • How can I get moving? • Exercise Essentials • Patient Success Spotlight

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Health & Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

INCREASE YOUR ENERGY BY GETTING UP AND MOVING TODAY!

Inside: • How can I get moving? • Exercise Essentials • Patient Success Spotlight

Happy With Your Experience? We would love for you to share your story of success with others! Please visit www.TotalCarePT.net and click on to get started!

atrophy. Inactive lifestyles also cause joints to become stiff and can alter the physiological chemical processes within your body. In fact, your circulation and lymphatic systems can slow down, which can pose harmful risks. These systems work in producing and excreting toxic wastes (such as cholesterol) and these wastes can build up when the systems aren’t functioning as efficiently as they should. Lack of movement and poor posture are the causes of several types of pain, including lower back pain, neck pain, hip pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, and headaches. A slumped posture can even change the shape of your spine over time, in addition to closing your shoulder joints and tightening up the tissues around your hips. These consequences can cause severe pain and may result in a host of other problems if lifestyle changes are not made. Our goal is to help you move and walk as comfortably as possible. Schedule a consultation with one of our physical therapists today and get back on track to a pain-free life!

Do you feel sluggish or fatigued, as if it’s difficult to motivate yourself to get moving? Do your sore muscles or achy joints just add to that lack of motivation? If so, your body may be experiencing some physical problems. Living a sedentary life is one of the main reasons why people report having low energy or feeling chronic day-to-day aches. Long car commutes, desk jobs, watching T.V. once you get home from work… many people live their lives this way, with very little physical activity. While it may not seem like it is making an impact at the time, this type of sedentary lifestyle can damage your body over time. Contact Total Care Physical Therapy today to figure out how a consistent exercise plan can increase your energy and help you live a healthier life!

Why is physical activity so important?

When you don’t participate in frequent physical activity, your muscles begin to weaken and over time they can even begin to

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HOW CAN I GET MOVING?

There is one fundamental rule of the human body: it was made to move!

There are several reasons why people may not want to participate in physical activity. Perhaps your body simply doesn’t move the way it used to, or perhaps painful areas of your body make it difficult to move in the ways you’d like. Whatever the case may be, the truth is that restriction in movement has the potential to lead to harmful health problems. Some easy pain-relief and energy-boosting steps you can take on your own include:

8. Take frequent breaks for breathing exercises. Inhale and exhale deeply

1. Decide to get up and get moving

2. Get up from your chair every 20 minutes and walk around, even if it is just for a few seconds

9. Stretch your arms overhead frequently throughout the day

10. Do strengthening exercises 2-3 times per week

3. Walk or exercise at least 30 minutes every day

In order to be healthy, there needs to be a large emphasis on movement. When your body is flexible, strong, well-balanced, and fueled by a nutritious diet, it is able to perform at its optimal levels. At Total Care Physical Therapy, we are dedicated to helping you live the best life you can, and our movement experts would be more than happy to help you relieve your pain, re-align your body, and get moving once again. If you are looking for assistance in living a more physically active life, contact us today.

4. Drink plenty of water

5. Stretch your legs, hips, spine, and neck for 10 minutes every day

6. Don’t push yourself too far if you feel pain

7. Make sure you are sitting properly at your desk or computer

Healthy Recipe

Fruit Energy Balls INGREDIENTS • 1 cup chopped almonds • 1 cup dried figs • 1 cup dried apricots • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

DIRECTIONS Combine almonds, figs and apricots in a food processor; pulse until finely chopped. Roll the mixture into small balls and dredge in coconut. To make ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze up to 3 months.

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Discover How To Live Pain Free!

Patient Success Spotlight

At Total Care Physical Therapy, you will receive hands-on therapy treatments by our friendly, caring, health experts during focused and individualized sessions. 1. CALL AND TALK TO YOUR THERAPIST 2. DISCOVER WHY YOUR PAIN HAS COME BACK 3. GET YOUR CUSTOM RECOVERY PROGRAM FIND US ON SOCIAL MEDIA

“I go to Total Care Physical Therapy because you really do get “total” care there. Tom and everyone who works at Total Care is genuinely concerned about all aspects of their patients. Tom takes the time to explain exactly what he is doing and why. He answers questions and gives advice so that his patients are comfortable and confident with the care he provides. The atmosphere at Total Care PT is relaxed and friendly. I always feel sure that I am getting the best care possible while enjoying the time spent with other patients, with Tom, and with the entire staff.” - Kathy K. “Tom takes the time to explain exactly what he is doing and why. “

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Exercise Essentials Try this stretch if you are experiencing pain.

Relieves Pain PRAYER STRETCH

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While in a crawl position, slowly lower your buttocks towards your feet until a stretch is felt along your back and or buttocks.

Mention This Coupon To Receive A LEG PAIN ANALYSIS

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