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Nutrition

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Micronutrients vs. Macronutrients: What You Need to Know for a Balanced Diet

By Penelope Reyes, BA, MS As a performance physical therapy clinic, we understand the importance of nutrition in healing, fitness, and achieving new health goals. We know that nutrition can play a huge role in recovery from shoulder joint pain, knee inflammation, back problems, etc. So let’s break down different types of nutrients and what …

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The Ultimate Guide to Relieving Constipation Naturally

By Dr. Ariel Sernek, DPT Constipation is a common digestive issue that affects people of all ages. You can have constipation either by having less than a bowel movement every three days, or having very hard/pebbly stool that is difficult to pass. In addition to being a very uncomfortable issue, constipation has even been linked …

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Hydration and Electrolyte Supplements

Drinking an adequate amount of water each day is absolutely essential to your health and wellbeing. Water helps regulate body temperature, delivers essential nutrients to cells, keeps organs functioning properly, helps prevent infections, and keeps joints lubricated. Maintaining proper hydration also affects your brain – it can improve your sleep quality, energy level, mood, and …

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IS INTERMITTENT FASTING RIGHT FOR YOU?

What is intermittent fasting?The health and wellness landscape is certainly full of trends, and one nutrition strategy that has gained a lot of attention recently is intermittent fasting. Intermittent fasting, or “IF”, is defined as when a person alternates between periods of eating and periods of fasting. The terms “patterns” or “cycles” may also be …

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DAILY DOSE OF M.E.D.S

By Dr. Sarah Greenwell, PT, DPT, CSMPT As a physical therapist, I cannot prescribe medications. However, as a Doctor of PT, I am here today to prescribe a daily dose of M.E.D.S.But not the kind that comes in a pill. The MEDS I am talking about are: MindfulnessExerciseDietSleep Most people come to physical therapy because …

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