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Exercising Safely Can Help You Avoid Injury

Posted by on Apr 9, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

When the average person begins an exercise regimen, improving their health is typically the ultimate goal. However, in some instances, exercise can actually end up hindering your health. If you are not going about your exercise routine correctly, you could injure yourself during the process. Make certain you know some of the fundamental safety tips for exercising to protect your health. Warm-Up Make certain you begin every exercise routine with a warm-up. Some people are under the impression that you only need a warm-up when you are performing high-impact exercises, such as running or kickboxing. A warm-up is also important for low-impact exercises, like walking. A warm-up helps loosen your joints and muscles and slowly increases your heart rate. If your joints are stiff when you start exercising, this increases your risk of an injury. Cross-Train It’s best to...

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Learn What To Do If The Bands On Your Braces Become Loose Or Broken

Posted by on Mar 19, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Braces are often used to fix the alignment of teeth, but can also be used to correct an overbite. If you have braces to correct an overbite, there will be small elastic bands that attach to the braces to tighten them. If the bands come loose, the braces will not be as tight as they need to be and will not do the job they were intended to do properly. Use the following guide to learn what to do if the elastic bands on your braces come loose or break: Find the Broken Band You will be able to feel when one of your bands break or become loose because your braces will suddenly feel much looser than they usually do. When a band becomes loose or breaks, the first thing you need to do is find and remove...

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Choosing A Power Chair Battery That Can Keep Up With You

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Choosing a powered wheelchair is a great choice for those that require the extra boost in mobility. However, you must also choose a battery for the wheelchair. And while that may sound easy, it’s something that you should take some time to think about. Not all batteries are the same. What’s the Big Deal? Your wheelchair battery has a lifecycle. If you look at its specifications, you may see the battery is only good for so many charges, or so many months. For example, if the specifications say your battery will last roughly 12 months, that rating doesn’t take into account your actual real use. It’s assuming that over the next 12 months you will: Charge the battery only once a day Use your wheelchair on flat and even terrain Only use your wheelchair for a specific length of...

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Tips For Preventing Neck Pain

Posted by on Feb 9, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

There are a number of different possible causes for neck pain, ranging from sprains and injuries associated with ligaments and tendons and muscles around the upper spine to cervical stenosis or a herniated disc. But there are a number of things you can do to help minimize the chance of sprain or injury to the soft tissues. Below are some tips you can follow to help protect your neck from pain: Use an Orthopedic Pillow Orthopedic pillows (also known as cervical pillows) are designed to provide support for the spaces below the neck and head. They do this by providing depressions where your head will go and by offering raised areas for your neck. This helps keep your neck in alignment with your spine. Sleep on Your Back The ideal resting position for your spine is when you’re sleeping...

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3 Tips For Adjusting To Life With A Hearing Aid

Posted by on Jan 28, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

While the ability to hear sounds you haven’t heard in years is truly a blessing, having this sudden ability can also be overwhelming for many people. Consequently, it is not unusual for individuals to go through an adjustment period directly after being fitted with their first hearing aid. If you have recently received your first hearing aid, the tips outlined below can help you adjust to the new way that you hear things so that you can truly enjoy all of the benefits these devices have to offer. Tip 1: Don’t Rush The Adjustment Process Adjusting to the amplified sounds you are now hearing can take time. Attempting to rush this process will only make wearing your hearing aid more uncomfortable and may eventually cause you to stop using it all together. Instead, start out in small intervals. For...

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Traumatic Stress: 3 Ways You Can Begin To Heal After A Serious Injury Or Illness

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you’ve suffered a traumatic event—car accident, debilitating illness or incapacitating work injury—you are probably doing everything you can to get back to your old self. Following doctor’s orders regarding physiotherapy, pain medications and surgical procedures can go a long way in healing your physical body, but often the emotional toll such an injury takes on you is greater. In fact, emotional damage caused by such an event can have far reaching consequences and can affect almost every aspect of your life. Additionally, this emotional pain can endure long after your physical injuries have healed. Therefore, it’s vital to not ignore your emotional well being while healing from a traumatic event. Following are three ways you can heal both physically and emotionally through your own determination and willpower.   Allow Yourself To Grieve After a severe injury or illness,...

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