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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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If you’re wondering why your favorite football teams are sporting pink on everything from their shoes to their wristbands, it’s to honor National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Aside from home healthcare supplies, we take pride in our community awareness and involvement. We wanted to spread the word about some local opportunities to help the breast [...]


The Thera Band- Helping You Stretch

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Are you embarking on a new fitness journey or intensifying your current one? Whether you’re a runner, cyclist, tennis player or swimmer, stretching and proper conditioning is essential. Or perhaps you just had surgery and need some help with difficult physical therapy. We applaud your ambition and want to reward you with some knowledge about [...]


Following the Trend: Wheel Chair Yoga

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I know what you’re thinking. Yoga is a practice that requires you to bend and stretch every which way and pushes your body to new limits. How can a wheelchair fit into the equation? After seeing the concept grow and gain popularity, we were curious ourselves. We posted a story on Facebook a few weeks [...]


Exercise Progressively: Post-Surgery

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Finding motivation to exerciseis often challenging for everyone. If you add a health condition into the mix, exercise can seem like a mountain rather than a hill.  Exercising after hip or knee surgery is extremely important, because keeping your body active will help to speed recovery. Starting an exercise program to manage obesity can be [...]


Strength Training: Not Just for the Biceps.

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As more and more people are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers and caregivers are finding more ways to slow the progress of the disease and even the onset.  Most recently, researchers have found that strength and resistance training “was particularly beneficial for improving the cognitive abilities of older adults.”  In the study, 86 women between [...]

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Prepare for Care: Reducing the Risk of Stroke

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Reducing the risk of stroke: Of course, no one wants their loved one to experience a stroke. That’s just common sense. But in certain cases there are steps that you or a loved one could take to reduce the risk. Being proactive is the key in maintaining good health and avoiding complications. Talk with your [...]


Get Fit While Caregiving

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It’s tough to find time for yourself when you are a full-time caregiver, and when push comes to shove certain things seem to fall by the wayside. Unfortunately, exercise and fitness tend to be some of those things. You don’t have to sacrifice your health just because you don’t have a lot of spare time [...]


New Exercises Help Fight Off Dementia in Elderly

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A few months ago we discussed the benefits of playing Nitendo Wii had on people diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. Over several years, the same gaming system has been noted as a favorite past time for many seniors in nursing and assisted living homes. Recently, a study was conducted on people over 65 to determine if [...]


9 Tips for a Healthy Immune System

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Your immune system needs your help! You wash your hands after shaking someone else’s and you take your vitamins, but that might not be enough to keep you healthy. There are other factors that you probably overlook that could be contributing to your body’s inability to ward off illness. Staying healthy can be a challenge [...]


9 Ways to Overcome the Winter Blues

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There hasn’t been much need for winter gloves and hats yet this season, but that doesn’t mean you’re in the clear. It’s not uncommon for your mood to shift with weather, especially when it get’s dark earlier and the temperatures drop. Our energy levels plummet, we lack motivation, and some even find themselves experiencing a [...]