10 Super Simple Ways to Improve Your Health

 

Category: Education

slider1It can be daunting to make those big changes we think we need to make when it comes to losing weight, staying active, or eating healthier. Goals like, “lose 20 pounds this month,” or “No more sugar in my diet,” seem huge and unattainable, and that can make it hard to find the motivation to even get started.

The truth is though, when it comes to your health, lasting change is made through a serious of tiny, conscious choices made every day – things that are so simple and small, you might already be doing them!
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The Best All Natural Pain Reliever

 

Category: Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, Rheumatoid Arthritis

Physical Therapy Clinic Atlanta GAHave you smiled today? If not, go and ahead and do it now, because it could actually make a huge difference in the level of pain you’re experiencing.

Studies have found that people suffering from chronic pain conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, back pain, and fibromyalgia experience less pain and fewer symptoms simply by adopting a positive attitude. Some research has even found that a happy outlook can be as effective as taking painkillers.
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3 Ways Daylight Saving Time Messes With Your Health

 

Category: General

Sovereign-Logo-Facebook1Have you finally gotten acclimated to the Spring time change? It’s definitely been tough waking up an hour earlier, and not just because you’re feel extra groggy.

Daylight saving time actually has real implications on our physical health.

According to a study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, if you work in physically demanding jobs outside of an office, daylight savings time actually increases your chance of workplace injury and reduces motor functioning, thanks to lack of sleep.
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Foods That Boost Healing

 

Category: Education

Sovereign-Logo-Facebook1What we put inside our bodies is just as important as what we do on the outside when we’re recovering from a condition or injury. Nutrient-dense foods are powerhouses full of vitamins and minerals that can help repair injured bones, muscles, joints, and ligaments. Certain foods can also help fight inflammation and reduce pain.

Read on to find out which foods you should add to your recovery grocery list.
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Signs Your Child May Benefit from OT

 

Category: Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, Physical Therapy

Atlanta GA Physical TherapistsOccupational therapy can helps kids in all sorts of different developmental arenas. OT helps improve cognitive functioning, as well as physical, sensory, and fine motor skills. It can also offer a big boost in self-esteem for kids, and leave them with a true sense of accomplishment when they begin to overcome their individual obstacles.
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Nix These Bad Work Habits

 

Category: Education, General, Uncategorized

Dunwoody GA Physical TherapistsDid you know that one of the biggest roadblocks to your overall health may be your job? It’s true! We spend about 1/3 of our waking life at work, and if you’re confined to a cubicle at a stressful job each day, your physical and mental well-being can take a beating.

Luckily, all you need to do is make a few simple tweaks to fend off stress, pain, inflammation and other work health woes.

For starters,

Try to keep stress levels low.
This one can be tricky, especially if your work in a pressure-cooker environment, but it’s definitely worth a try. Elevated stress levels have been linked to increased pain and inflammation, and serious health conditions such as obesity, high blood pressure, and headaches. It can also seriously impact the quality of your sleep.
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Staying Motivated Through Physical Therapy

 

Category: Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, Physical Therapy

Dunwoody GA Physical TherapistsWe understand that when you come to Sovereign to begin or continue your physical therapy program, it’s because you’re dealing with something that’s not so fun at best and debilitating at worst. It can be difficult to stay motivated to get through the recovery process if you’re not progressing as quickly as you’d hope or expected, or you’re still dealing with pain that’s making it hard to participate in your daily life.

These three tips can help you maintain a positive attitude and stick with it, even when the going gets tough.
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Avoiding Cold-Weather Injuries

 

Category: Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, Sport Injuries

Dunwoody GA Physical TherapistsCongratulations to all of you who haven’t let cold January temps sidetrack you from your fit, healthy lifestyle. It’s tough to get moving when the temperature outside is telling you to stay in and cuddle up!

While we definitely commend you for being committed, we also want to make sure you’re moving and exercising safely in the cold weather, so as to avoid a potentially serious injury.
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