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How to Make Health and Wellness Less Stressful

How to Make Health and Wellness Less Stressful

  I remember when I first started to become interested in healthy living.  I pored over books, articles, and magazines. It was so easy to become overwhelmed with all of the (sometimes contradictory) information that I was learning.  And then there was the issue of actually implementing what I had learned. I recall thinking, “Wow! I never knew being healthy was so stressful!”   You don’t have to live with that mindset my friend!  While I’m far from perfect, I’ve…

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What I Ate Wednesday #2

What I Ate Wednesday #2

Hey friends!  I’m back with another edition of What I Ate Wednesday.  I always like to snoop on what others are eating because it gives me some quick and easy meal ideas.  Recipes in cookbooks and fancy food blogs are drool-worthy, but I find that they often take too much time to prepare on a day-in-day-out basis.  So… What I Ate Wednesday to the rescue!   I started off my day bright and early with some sausage and spinach quiche….

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Easy Ways to Sit Less at Work: A Physical Therapist’s Tips

Easy Ways to Sit Less at Work: A Physical Therapist’s Tips

Physical therapists, like myself, spend an inordinately large amount of their day encouraging their patients to move.  It’s for good reason too!  We’ve all heard that sitting has been dubbed the “new smoking”.  Research has shown that just meeting exercise recommendations of 150 minutes of moderate-intensity cardio and 2-3 days of total body strength training per week is not enough to constitute fitness.  Both the total amount of sedentary time per day AND the length of time spent sitting per…

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Is Your Purse Causing Your Back, Neck and Shoulder Pain? A Physical Therapist’s Perspective + What To Do About It!

Is Your Purse Causing Your Back, Neck and Shoulder Pain? A Physical Therapist’s Perspective + What To Do About It!

I confess. I’ve let my purse contents get, well… out of hand.  And as a physical therapist, I know better!  My purse has turned into a Mary Poppins bag of sorts over the past few months. It’s all too easy to do.  I decided I needed to do something when I spent a day out with friends and came home with neck and shoulder pain plus an awful tension headache. Carrying a purse the wrong way or one that’s too…

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What I’m Loving Lately #1

What I’m Loving Lately #1

Congratulations!  We made it to Friday!  That’s always cause for a celebration, right? 🙂 This weekend we’re celebrating this guy’s 30th birthday!!!   When I asked him what he wanted to do to commemorate such an important day, he said he wanted to 1) visit a museum we’ve been meaning to check out for awhile, 2) eat sushi from his favorite sushi spot, 3) and “do lots of nothing”.  Spoken like a true introvert.     While I wasn’t able…

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