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Amputee Life Blog — Healthy Eating & Living

4 Moves for Amputees that Target Important Muscles

Posted by Bryan Potok on

It's quite easy to neglect certain muscles in your body when your lifestyle changes and you find yourself not moving around as much due to amputation. Sitting for long periods of time or having poor posture can cause these muscles to disengage—a condition more commonly known as "gluteal amnesia".  Here are four moves that target important muscles for amputees.

4 moves to improve posture and comfort for amputees while walking.

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Fight Depression with Spinning

Posted by Bryan Potok on

No one is exempt from feeling down, but major depression is a different story. If you have recently undergone a sudden lifestyle change due to amputation, you may have found yourself in an extra gloomy state, or denial and even shock, especially after surgery. Could exercise—particularly the trendy Spinning classes—and fresh air be the remedy that you’re looking for? Researchers sought to find out in a study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry. 

Go to spinning class to counteract the affects of depression.

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Why a Gait Makeover is the Best Thing You Can Do Right Now

Posted by Bryan Potok on

A gait makeover is all about you and your unique way of moving. Gait analysis is all about looking at your entire body as a holistic organism—a single amazing unit. Don't be afraid to address poor movement patterns. It’s always best to catch them as early as possible and work on fixing it immediately.

Gait evaluations by your prosthetist can prevent future joint issues.

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8 Things You Can Do Today to Improve Your Well-being

Posted by Bryan Potok on

It doesn’t take much to make an impact on your overall health and well-being. More often than not, even the seemingly small things count. Here are 8 things you can start doing today for a healthier and happier life.

Improve your wellbeing for a healthy livestyle living the amputee life.

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5 Realities of Your Suture Scar Line

Posted by Bryan Potok on

We all have a scar story to share. And this isn't any different from the realities of your post-amputation suture scar. Depending on the reason for your amputation, definitive closure of the wound may either take place immediately or delayed until much later.  With proper care and informed actions, we can avoid potential issues in order to reduce risks.

Learn how to manage your suture line post amputation.

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