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Brain Smarts By: Megan Piersol, DPT   There are many ways that you can help keep your brain healthy with just daily activities. When you start doing the same thing over and over again, the brain turns to auto-pilot and tends to not have to stay sharp or work as hard. Ever drive home and realize that you weren’t paying attention and just went through all the motions? That’s your brain on auto pilot. Your brain needs “change ups” to help keep it working better and...
Posted on 2018-12-05
9 Things To Stop To Save Yourself Time, Stress, and Create A Healthy Mind and Body By: Megan Piersol, DPT   Why 9? I chose 9 as a sort of inside shout out to my brother and as a challenge to myself to think of 9 things I should even stop saying and doing. I am sure there are more than nine things we should stop tormenting ourselves over, but I will keep this short to not overload the brain. Keeping that thought in mind, I will take time to cover three at a time. I want you to think...
Posted on 2018-08-29
Why Your Injury and Recovery is Like the Stock Market By: Jesse Lewis, DPT Do you check your 401K or other retirement accounts every day?  Probably not, and It’s likely because you know that the stock market will go up or down on any given day.  You’re in it for the long-term, though. So if your balance is a little lower today, you won’t worry as long as it is higher next quarter.  If you make steady progress every quarter, you’ll reach your retir...
Posted on 2018-05-29
Sleep to Heal You probably already know that if you don’t sleep well you are likely to wake up grumpy, irritable, or a little on edge.  Did you know that not sleeping well can also affect how your injury is healing, or even set you up for an injury in the first place? As we discussed in our recent blog, lack of sleep can be a hidden factor for your nagging injury taking longer than you would like to get better.  Sleep is when your body recovers from the day's workout, a...
Posted on 2018-05-01
. 3 Reasons You Aren't Healing. Are you recovering a little slower than you would like from your injury?  If the answer is yes, there may be reasons that you haven’t thought of. Sleep, stress, and nutrition all play a large part in our body’s ability to heal.  If you are struggling with one or all of those important factors, it may be showing up in ways you don’t even realize. Repeated minor injuries, nagging pain, and decreased performance in your workouts are al...
Posted on 2018-04-15
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