Stress Management Techniques – Breathing – Part 2 of 4

December 2, 2022

Last week we introduced the topic of stress management and what stress does on our bodies, and how it impacts our pain. We discussed journaling to note what and how you are feeling and utilizing gratitude to balance and focus on positivity. This week I’d like to introduce the importance of breathing. Breathing is an

Stress Management Techniques: How Stress Impacts Us – Part 1 of 4

November 24, 2022

No matter who you are or what you do, we all experience stress in our lives. That stress has been amplified in recent years when you add COVID and isolation from family and friends; political tension; inflation and financial stress. Stress can manifest itself in physical ways, causing tension in our head, neck, shoulders, and

How To Stay on Track Through the Holidays

November 16, 2022

This time of year is easy to overeat and drink, stay up late, carry more stress, and exercise less.  But the holidays only come one time per year, and you’ll get back on track January 1st, right? WRONG!  Don’t let the hard work you have put in the last 10+ months go to the wayside. 

Why Sleep Is Important

November 8, 2022

Get better sleep to allow for a quicker and more efficient healing process.

Budget-Friendly Ways to Get More Veggies on Your Plate

October 29, 2022

The average adult should aim to get half their plate at each meal filled with fruits and veggies (with veggies being slightly more than fruits).  Many acknowledge the challenges in doing so – cost of fresh fruits and vegetables, not knowing how to prepare or cook certain vegetables, or simply not liking them. Here are

How Much Physical Activity Do I Need?

October 27, 2022

Cardiorespiratory Exercise:  Adults should get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week.  Can be met through 30-60 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise five days per week or 20-60 minutes of vigorous-intensity exercise three days per week.  One continuous session AND multiple shorter sessions of at least 10 minutes are both acceptable to accumulate the