There’s no question, one of the best things you can do for your health is exercise. This month we review why almost everyone should be exercising, different types of exercise, and some ideas around warming up. Click here to watch the video.
You Do Have Options
The COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed our lives. Nevertheless, with the proper precautions, natural physical therapy treatment can still be provided. You do have options and we are here to help. Please contact us if you, or someone you know is in pain. We can help.
Simple Change to Improve Your Health
Excess sweeteners can take a toll on your health. Several studies have found a direct link between excess sugar consumption and obesity and cardiovascular problems worldwide. Here are some thoughts on how to cut down on sweets:
- Choose water, milk, or unsweetened tea or coffee instead of sodas, sports drinks, energy drinks, and fruit drinks.
- Reduce sugar in recipes. If a recipe calls for 1 cup, use 2/3 cup.
- To enhance flavor, add vanilla, cinnamon, or nutmeg.
- Eat fresh, canned, frozen, and dried fruits without added sugar. Choose fruits canned in their own juice or water rather than syrup.
- Use fruits to top foods like cereal and pancakes rather than sugars, syrups, or other sweet toppings.
- Read the ingredients list to pick food with little or no added sugar.
- Use the Nutrition Facts label to choose packaged foods with less sugars.
Patients with Pinched Nerves
Scientists examined the results of two groups of patients all with a pinched nerve in the neck.
One group had surgery for the condition, the other had physical therapy.
The surgical group did better initially, but over time both had about the same results.
The take-home message: if you or someone you know has been diagnosed with a pinched nerve in the neck (cervical radiculopathy), discuss this with us and your doctor. Consider trying natural physical therapy care first.
To all of our patients, families, and friends - stay healthy and safe.
Thanks for reading.
Until Next Month,
Thanks from Eric Edelman BS,PT
Peak Physical Therapy and Sports Performance