When rehabilitating from an injury, joint surgery, or other physical challenge that affects function and mobility, patients’ bodies—more precisely, their body weight—can actually stand in the way of their recovery. After all, getting up on your feet and motivated to move is no simple matter if doing so causes excruciating joint pain or puts you at risk of falling.
The Elizabeth Scott Community, a family owned and operated independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility, has launched a new website that is attractive, easy to navigate, and contains a great deal of information for visitors (www.elizabethscott.org).
With the spring sports seasons in full swing and the summer seasons not far behind, I’d like to revisit an issue that I believe we as parents, coaches, and fans really need to remember. The issue is the statistic found in many publications that states 70% of youth quit sports by the age of 13. To follow that up, I have read, once again in many studies and publications, that the number one reason this occurs is because the experience is not fun for them.
As warmer weather approaches, many of us are thinking about shorts and flip flops. Many of us are also feeling more than a little anxious about fitting into those shorts because of the extra pounds we may have packed on over the winter months. So we start scrambling to find a quick and easy fix to this dilemma, which makes us vulnerable to the myriad weight-loss fads and myths circulating out there—varying from a shot of apple cider vinegar every day to the Whole30 Diet.
With another summer travel season upon us, many people across the country are getting ready to depart on long-anticipated, well-earned vacations—some to far-flung destinations, others closer to home. If you or someone in your family suffers with allergies and asthma, keep in mind that you may need to do some additional planning and preparation before departure.