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Adult Amputees Don’t Get the Recommended Weekly Exercise Amount—Study

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

A new study sheds light on the less-discussed topic of exercise rates in the amputee population. It looked into the lifestyles of 200 adults with an amputation. It found that less than one-third of the patients meet the recommended weekly exercise amount of 150 minutes or approximately 21 minutes per day. 

According to a study, adult amputees don't get enough exercise.

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What You Need to Know About Stress

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Stress is a word that gets thrown around a lot these days. But what is stress? How does it affect your health? Is stress really that bad? In this article, we discuss everything that you need to know about stress, and how to deal with it.

Stress management is essential to maintain good health.

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Food as Medicine: Diet Tips to Manage Diabetes

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

The food we eat affects how we feel on a daily basis. It can also help prevent and manage specific diseases, such as diabetes. However, making the transition from a relatively carefree eating plan to a strictly tailored one can be understandably daunting.

Manage diabetes through proper diet and meal planning.

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Elective Amputation: Navigating the Emotions and Making the Decision

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

The decision to amputate can either be medically necessary or matter of improved function and quality of life. This is a tough emotional decision, and considering the probability that you either are in discomfort or under heavy medication from infection makes it all the more critical.

Elective amputation is an emotional and difficult decision.

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How to Make Positivity Work for You

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Our minds are always abuzz with activity. On the subconscious level, our minds are always thinking of something. However, the problem doesn’t lie in our brains’ inability to quiet down. Instead, the problem lies in the type of thoughts we’re thinking. 

A man practices gratitude by writing down things he is grateful for.

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