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Happy New Year, and Welcome to 2019

Happy New Year, and Welcome to 2019

How I’ll try to maintain my new year goals…

...but unfortunately by mid-February most of our resolutions have fallen to the wayside. The practice of reflecting on the past and the future would actually be wise to do on the first of every month...

Move!

Move!

What can we do differently to move more?

...data from 2003 to 2006 looked at the activity level of people from ages 6 to 84. It was found that the children, ages 6 to 11, were as inactive as older adults who are 60 to 84 years old...

Your Period, In 2 Minutes...

Your Period, In 2 Minutes...

A great video from Glamour that summarizes what it can be like to be a woman.

...This roller coaster that we are living on is controlled by our hormones so we can go from laughing to crying in 3 seconds. We can bite our partners head off one minute while wanting to make love to them the next (ok, so maybe that’s a half day later...)...

Know Your Cholesterol Levels

Know Your Cholesterol Levels

There are several things you can do to promote good cholesterol and reduce unwanted cholesterol.

...Cholesterol is also the backbone of the sex hormones, as well as cortisol, which is why knowing my patients cholesterol is important when I am trying to balance their hormones. Too low of levels can affect how a patient is doing hormonally. There are, of course, many more functions that cholesterol plays in the system...

Holiday Eating And Weight Gain

Holiday Eating And Weight Gain

Start the weight loss program now, not 20 lbs from now...

...At Thanksgiving, start the day with a local turkey-trot, or at least as a family go out for a walk (before and after). Thanksgiving should not be just about the food, no, but also being thankful for our health and family...

How To Get Through A Bad Week

How To Get Through A Bad Week

A great video from Dr. Mike Evans about helping yourself get through a tough week.

Sometimes it feels like life just keeps going and going while we get lost in the mix of it. There are days when I just want to come home and hide as I have given all that I can, but I still feel like more needs to be given, or done...

Teenagers And Sleep

Teenagers And Sleep

A new study sheds light on what is keeping teenagers up at night.

...Keyes and her team have noticed that sleep patterns have not gotten any better, but they also have not gotten any worse with the rise in technology use...

Lower Back Pain And Palliative Care

Lower Back Pain And Palliative Care

Sometimes, just the act of doing is enough to help us move forward. A new study shows how this can be true for lower back pain treatment with physical therapy.

...Teaching a patient certain stretches/exercises that they can do to help alleviate their symptoms while the body heals can help the patient feel like they are doing something to help them get back to normal life...

What Will Be Your Cause Of Death?

What Will Be Your Cause Of Death?

State by state, the CDC looks at causes of death in a new study.

For me it is just to highlight that where we live can play a bit into what cause of death we might have. There are many other factors that will also play into your death that you can control: diet, lifestyle, risk factors, and overall quality of life.

The Flu Vaccine, And If You Should Take It

The Flu Vaccine, And If You Should Take It

There is always an argument for, and against, the flu vaccine. But it is usually never so simple as there are other factors to weigh.

...Together, we look at the risk factors to exposure of the flu like where my patients work, their age, and their overall health status to determine what is best for them. Usually, my gut instinct is to not vaccinate, but I have to evaluate what is best for each one of my patients...