How to Avoid Injuries When Working in the Yard or Garden - 5/18/2022

When the weather finally feels like spring, many people head outside to get a start on making their yard the envy of the neighborhood.  While getting enough physical activity is important for your overall health, there are times when those activities may cause a new injury or a recurring injury to flare up.  Follow these tips to avoid that happening to you when heading out to tackle your yard or garden work!

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How to Lessen the Cancer Risks When Eating Grilled Meats - 7/5/2021 

As with many things in life, grilling has two sides.  The good side is enjoying whatever favorite meat, seafood, vegetable, etc. you have going that day but there is a downside to grilling as well.  We know that consuming grilled meats regularly increases a person’s potential risk for cancer.  Specifically, grilling meat causes the formation of carcinogenic compounds known as heterocyclic amines, or HCAs

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Did Losing Weight Just Become Easier? - 1/7/2021

This isn’t click-bait – there is a new study out that proves it is quite possible!

Very few people find losing weight easy, especially as they age, but a recently published study found that taking a particular compound reduced weight and total body fat in overweight/obese adults, WITHOUT CHANGES TO DIET OR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY1.

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The Lowdown on GMOs - 9/8/2020

It's getting to be fall harvest time in the Midwest and that means many farmers are already having to decide how they are going to approach their business (i.e. farming) next year.

Did you know that the majority of several major Midwestern crops are almost exclusively GMOs? Did you also know that the seeds for those GMOs are PATENTED (yes, some of our food is patented thanks to GMOs and BigAg) and that farmers can only "rent" these seeds, forcing them to buy new seeds every year, driving up food prices?

GMOs have also been linked to many health issues such as allergies, antibiotic resistance, autoimmunity, cancer (possibly as GMOs are linked with a significant increased use of pesticides and other chemicals which can be carcinogenic) and more.

Be informed about the risks of consuming GMO foods and instead look for organic products and/or those verified by the Non-GMO Project.  

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The Health Benefits of Oysters

Whether you are a fan of these molluscs, defined as such given their two-part shell, the health benefits of eating oysters speak for themselves.  Oysters are rich in many nutrients that are essential for good health and for a healthy immune system.  For example, a 3.5-ounce (100-gram) serving of oysters provides over 100% of the recommended daily intake (RDI) for vitamin B12, zinc, and copper, and over 75% of your daily needs for selenium and vitamin D.

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Nature's Role in Lowering Stress

The study referred to in this article sheds light on the connection between our ability to find peace and resolve stress through nature and even just the smells of nature. So, get outside and ENJOY (right after you read this post, that is)!

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Graston Technique

At Advanced Wellness & Sports Rehab, we use many different physical methods to treat soft tissue injuries.

Graston technique uses a specific hands-on technique with massage-type motions applied to muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia in order to break down adhesions.

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Neck stretches from YouTube video

Click the link to access the PDF of the stretches discussed on the YouTube video.  

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COVID-19 - Squash Lockdown Boredom 3/19/2020

With so many people being stuck at home social distancing for several weeks, boredom can set in quickly!  Here are some tips to help combat that boredom.

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COVID-19 UPDATE 3/15/2020

As of 3/15/2020 we will remain open as long as possible.  Please click on the link to see our update letter for important details.  Be safe and we wish you good health! 

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How to Save Your Back While Traveling this Holiday Season

You took a few extra days off around the holidays to get out of town and go visit grandma and grandpa in Florida.  You have your flights booked, car rental booked and hotel booked (hotel? Well, let's face it, after three days house guests are like's time to throw them out).  Check out this article for tips on how to keep your body healthy while traveling.  click here


How to Improve Your Health Even When Working at a Computer: 5 Basic Tips

You work at a computer all day but are worn out by the end of the day just from…sitting? Do you have frequent headaches and neck pain? Is your low back tired and sore by the end of the day? If any of these sound familiar, check out 5 essential tips for working at a computer by clicking here.


What is Cupping and How Does it Work?

If you have been watching the Olympics this year, you've likely noticed the dark purple circles that look like bruises on the skin of many of the athletes. These marks are from a traditional Chinese medicine practice called CUPPING. To continue reading, click here.


How to Avoid Pain from Backpack Use

Anybody who has carried a backpack knows that if it's too heavy or improperly sized it can cause back pain or pain in other areas. Here are some tips to help ensure a proper backpack fit and proper loading instructions to minimize injuries from backpack use. To continue reading, click here.

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