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May 22, 2018

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Some simple tips to keep in mind when eating out

For starters, eat a healthy snack before heading out

By Christine Schroeder, MOT, OTR/L
We all have that favorite restaurant……that one place we just can’t resist. Our go- to place for special occasions. If you have committed to a healthier lifestyle, does that mean you have to kiss that restaurant good-bye? Not necessarily …….

However, adopting a healthy lifestyle does mean holding yourself accountable.

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Sleep….as important to your health as diet and exercise?

You actually promise yourself that tonight will be different

By Christine Schroeder, MOT, OTR/L
It’s been a long day. You are more than ready to go to bed……and it’s only 3:00 pm!

You actually promise yourself that tonight will be different. You are going to get to bed early and get some sleep! Soooo, you get home from work and start tackling that ‘to-do’ list with a vengeance.  

Make dinner, run kids to/from practice, throw in a load of laundry, help your kids with homework, fold some laundry, do the dishes, exercise (hint, hint…even if it’s just a little;), shower and put the kids to bed.

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Is the grass really greener on the other side?

It is when eating more veggies in your diet - here's how

By Christine Schroeder, MOT, OTR/L

“Is the grass really greener on the other side?”

(Well, when it comes to incorporating and eating more veggies in your diet…..YES!)

Spring is in the air….Well, kind of. LOL

 It’s that wonderful time of year when we look forward to everything coming to life again. Flowers blooming. Gardens being planted. Grass growing (well, unless you don’t like mowing). If you are like me, this comes with mixed feelings. I love all the possibilities of spring, but quickly feel overwhelmed by all there is to do.

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Life's all about balance

...and, we sometimes feel like a prisoner to our current situation

By Christine Schroeder, MOT, OTR/L

“Life’s all about balance.”

We all know this to be true. The hard part is achieving it, right?

Whether that’s our physical balance (how steady are we on our feet?) or our “life” balance (how well are we doing at managing our time?), we sometimes feel like a prisoner to our current situation.

Let’s be honest, the physical balance piece may be the “easier” one to work on. We need balance for so many of the things we do every day (getting dressed, getting in and out of the car, etc.). 

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What makes up a good exercise routine?

Exercise should be challenging but it should also be personalized or it won’t have any chance at being enjoyable

By Christine Schroeder, MOT, OTR/L

Wait…what???   Walk a mile?   Do 10 sit-ups?    Are you kidding? I can’t even do one sit-up or even walk to my car without being out of breath or something hurting!

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Assess your own heart rate

The number of times your heart beats per minute

By Christine Schroeder, MOT, OTR/L

Note: Please open attachments at the bottom of this column to view resting heart rates for men and women.

If February had you thinking about Valentine’s Day, why not take a moment to assess your own heart (health)?

Heart rate, or pulse, is the number of times your heart beats per minute. Normal (resting) heart rates vary from person to person, depending on a number of factors or conditions.

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