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Realistic New Year’s Resolutions: Living With Depression

This article is from NAMI.ORG   Jan. 10, 2018 Living with mental illness this time of year can be particularly difficult. There’s a lot of pressure to “start over” or “begin again” or revamp how you live your entire life. But this stigmatizing thought process is not only unhelpful, it’s actually harmful to mental health recovery. The fact is, we can’t start over or become entirely new people when the clock strikes midnight. We can only try a little bit harder from where we [...]

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12 WAYS TO HAVE A HEALTHY HOLIDAY

Information provided via CDC. Brighten the holidays by making your health and safety a priority. Take steps to keep you and your loved ones safe and healthy—and ready to enjoy the holidays. Wash hands often to help prevent the spread of germs. It’s flu season. Wash your hands with soap and clean running water for at least 20 seconds. Bundle up to stay dry and warm. Wear appropriate outdoor clothing: light, warm layers, gloves, hats, scarves, and waterproof boots. Manage stress. Give yourself a break if [...]

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January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, an important time to spread the word about this sight-stealing disease. Currently, more than 3 million people in the United States have glaucoma. The National Eye Institute projects this number will reach 4.2 million by 2030, a 58 percent increase. Glaucoma is called “the sneak thief of sight” since there are no symptoms and once vision is lost, it’s permanent. As much as 40% of vision can be lost without a person noticing. Glaucoma is the [...]

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WINTER ICE. HOW TO TREAT YOUR BODY NICE.

Tips from a Penguin: How to avoid falling on the ice Penguins can show us the way Tuesday, January 22nd 2019, by Mark Haggar LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — People are already falling on the ice this winter; here are a few tips to help minimize your risk of falling on the ice.  The Penguin walk helps remind us how to walk on ice. Keep your weight forward and on your front foot Keep your arms out by your side to help you balance Walk flat footed [...]

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WHAT TO DO ABOUT DRY SKIN IN WINTER?

WHAT TO DO ABOUT DRY SKIN IN WINTER? Wintertime poses a special problem because humidity is low outdoors and indoors, and the water content of the epidermis (the outermost layer of skin) tends to reflect the level of humidity around it. Fortunately, there are many simple and inexpensive things you can do to relieve winter dry skin. Use a humidifier in the winter. Set it to around 60%. Limit yourself to one 5- to 10-minute bath or shower daily. Use [...]

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MY BLADDER CONTROL JUST IS NOT THERE ANYMORE. WHY?

Are you the 1 in 5? SPOT has therapists that can help to strengthen your muscles that support your bladder. Urinary incontinence is usually caused by problems with the muscles and nerves that help the bladder hold or pass urine. Certain health events unique to women, such as pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause, can cause problems with these muscles and nerves. Other causes of urinary incontinence include: Overweight. WHAT CAN YOU DO? SPOT REHAB AND HOME HEALTH CARE can be there for you.  We have trained Physical Therapists that can [...]

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Wool Dryer Balls for Tender Points

Our good friend and fellow Occupational Therapist, Mary Beth King has a blog site that she has agree to kindly share with SPOT Rehab and Home Care.  May you receive success and happiness in your body when minor aches and pain are evident. Always consult your Dr, Occupational or Physical Therapist before trying a new exercise program! And remember that “pain is not gain”! If something hurts, stop or do less next time. I have tried many of the current exercise [...]

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RELIVE A FALL MEMORY

We all have memories of our childhood but what is your favorite fall memory as a child? Who does it include?  Your parent/s, sibling, Grandparent?  Whom ever it involves it obviously meant a great deal to you that you recall it. What would it take for you to relive it? Fall is a time for change, for growth as well as a time to shed those unwanted stressors looking at the colors and happiness in life. Fall always bring growth and happiness as [...]

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WORK DAY STRETCHES YOU CAN DO AT YOUR DESK

As we are entering fall, the coolness in the air, the shorter hours of daylight I find myself being more stagnant and not as physically motivated.   Less mobility can lead to more injuries. WHAT TO DO? Time to search…desk stretching, exercises to generize the spirit anytime of day, warm up the muscles for better mobility and injury prevention. I found this article from https://www.besthealthmag.ca/best-you/stretching/8-stretches-you-can-do-at-your-desk/ STRETCHING 8 stretches you can do at your desk Sitting for extended periods of time without a proper break can lead [...]

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