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4Jun, 2018

Reset After the Weekend

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From Memorial Day Weekend and onward, it feels like all the weekends of summer bur into one sun-soaked stretch. Sporting events, yard work, fun on the water; these activities keep us plenty busy, and with hectic schedules typically come poor dietary choices. In the glow of summertime, we tend to lose track of our fitness and health goals, and partake in eating and drinking things we normally wouldn’t cave in to during the week. Come Monday morning, I hear from friends and patients who regret some of the choices they […]
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6Apr, 2018

Which Supplements are Right for You?

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Our diets aren’t perfect. We can do our best to eat whole foods, plenty of fruits and vegetables and natural sources of protein, but the truth is that our bodies are likely still lacking in nutrients. Vitamins and minerals improve cellular function. What does that mean? It’s not as complex as you think: when our cells are not functioning at optimal levels, we can feel fatigued, have poor memory, and become stressed or anxious. In addition to needing plenty of vitamins and minerals, our bodies also crave probiotics, omega-3 fatty […]
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11Mar, 2018

Jet Lag: What to Expect

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Traveling the world is an incredibly enriching experience. You get to experience new cultures, take in beautiful sights, escape your mundane day-to-day and, eventually, return to your everyday life with a refreshing change in perspective. Hopping on a plane for 2-3 hours for your trip is one thing, but traveling through time zones is quite another. If you are planning a trip to a faraway destination, it is highly likely that you will experience the phenomenon known as jet lag. According to the National Sleep Foundation, jet lag is now classified […]
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14Feb, 2018

The Practice of Self-Care

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In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I want to talk about love. There are a few kinds of love, and on Valentine’s Day, it’s no secret that the most celebrated form of love is romantic. While romantic love certainly serves a great purpose in life, focusing on love in regards to yourself is perhaps the most important type of love when it comes to setting yourself up for success in all forms of the word. You’ve heard, many times, that it’s important to “love yourself.” A lot of us struggle […]
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2Feb, 2018

Fasting, Explained

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When we hear the word “fasting,” many of us probably think of starvation or the old meditative trick of forgoing food in exchange for spiritual enlightenment. In reality, fasting is a science-backed diet method that is extremely effective in helping you lose weight. The International Society of Sports Nutrition conducted a massive 2017 study that showed intermittent fasting is just as effective as caloric restriction (i.e. monitoring your calories each day) when it comes to losing weight and improving your body composition. The study actually proved intermittent fasting can be […]
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15Dec, 2017

The Youthful Skin Diet

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Total body wellness effects more than your weight. Your dietary choices are also visible on your skin! The face you show the world should is representative of what you put in your body day in, day out. Sure, skincare is helpful in keeping your skin healthy & youthful, but the real secret to having clear, glowing skin is to treat it through nutrition. Your skin is your body’s largest organ. Our nutrition effects our bodies on a cellular level, and your skin woes are your body’s visible response to good […]
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17Nov, 2017

Health Risks for Forklift Operators

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Operating a forklift is hard work, and it takes a toll on your body. I teamed up with the amazing Conger team to offer some tips to stay healthy as a forklift operator. If you or a loved one works in this field, it is definitely worth a read! Read the article here.  As always, I am available to help you or your family and friends get and stay healthy. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms outlined in the article, call me for a consultation and examination at […]
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27Sep, 2017

Overuse in Youth Sports: What You Need to Know

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Youth sports are a lot more competitive and demanding than they used to be. While your child will certainly develop plenty of new skills and character developments through sports, it is important to be aware of any signs of injury, distress and syndromes that come from overactivity, overuse of specific muscles, or just from flat-out exhaustion. When I was growing up, it was common for kids to play three or even four sports over the course of the year: one sport per season. Over time, however, I have gradually observed […]
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10Aug, 2017

Keep Your Head Up (Literally)

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You’ve probably heard the phrase “keep your head up” or “keep your chin up,” meaning to maintain high spirits in the face of something difficult and to persevere. Well, guess what? It’s backed by science: maintaining erect posture (sitting up or standing straight, chin raised, shoulders back) actually helps your body respond to stress and manage your moods.  Many studies have been performed based on the hypothesis that muscular states relate to emotions, but these studies have mostly focused on facial expressions (smiling does make you happier, by the way!). […]
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22Jun, 2017

Get Your Cardio Groove Back

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Finally, summer is here and the warm weather came with it (thankfully!). To most of us, this means we are stepping up our workout game and working to be in better overall health for the beach or to enjoy our favorite activities like hiking, swimming, and playing outdoor sports. When you get back into it after a long winter of rest or even a slightly less rigorous exercise schedule, running outside again might feel difficult. What happened? Cardiovascular training brings great benefits, including improvements in insulin sensitivity, better cholesterol, stable […]
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