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Amputee Life Blog — Healthy Eating & Living

Here's Why You Might Want to Plan Your Exercise Regimen

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Do you find yourself motivated to work out with a planned fitness regime or are you more spontaneous? If you belong to the former, you are not alone. A recent study found that those who work out with a plan successfully maintain a healthy lifestyle than those who prefer spontaneous physical activity.

Here's why you might want to plan your exercise regimen

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Shift Your Mindset and Be Happier

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

It’s human nature to believe that there’s not enough time or resources to do and have everything we want. In many ways, it’s true. You might want to work on improving your gait, getting the best prosthetic setup, being the best parent, worker, or friend, all at the same time, but some of these things will presumably fall from your list of priorities.

Better prosthetic components doesn't equate a better gait pattern.

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How Amputee Yoga Helped these Women Cope with Limb Loss

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Yoga offers a whole host of benefits that leads amputees “back...to their essential wholeness.” Many amputees experience the physical benefits, including stability, stamina, balance, and increased strength. More importantly, amputees who practice yoga report an improvement in their mental and emotional states.

Improve your balance and mental well being by participating in amputee yoga.

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Why Your Friends (and Facebook) Can Never Replace Therapy

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Despite the increased awareness, seeking help from a therapist still carries a public stigma, which is why people who need professional help choose to turn to friends, family, and even social media. If you think you can benefit from professional help, yet hesitate to see a professional, take the time to understand what's holding you back. 

When experiencing depression related to an amputation seeking help from a professional is preferable.

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Prosthetic Comfort: The Effect of Residual Limb Stability

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Let us begin by stating this: Residual limb stability is directly related to your socket comfort. So, how can you achieve stability? This blog post will help you do just that.

A healthy diet can help keep your residual limb at a stable volume.

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