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Improve Your Health with the Fitness for Amputees App

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Working out as a new below-the-knee (BK) amputee can be challenging. You're not sure what to expect from your prosthesis yet, and some moves can be difficult to modify for those days when you can’t tolerate your prosthesis. And there’s the added challenge of learning how to move correctly—without injuring yourself—with your new prosthesis. It's a good thing that you can download a workout app designed for unilateral BK amputees—Fitness for Amputees.

The Fitness For Amputees app helps unilateral below-the-knee amputees workout and keep fit.

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4 Simple Ways to Reboot Your Health

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Getting back on track with your healthy habits after indulging a bit during the holidays can be challenging. And winter’s cold winds don’t make it easier. But that doesn’t mean that we’re doomed to feel sluggish until spring. Here are a few strategies you can do now to reboot your body and hit the ground running this new year.

Four ways to reboot your body for better health.

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Beat the Holiday Blues with These Tips

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

The holidays are a time for merry-making—but it can also be a time of high stress and, for some, loneliness. Those who may be experiencing the latter, grief over the loss of a loved one, or coping with limb loss can experience heightened isolation and sadness during the holidays.

Tips to beat the holiday blues or Seasonal Affective Disorder.

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These 6 Foods Drain Your Energy

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Food is meant to provide us with not only nutrients but also energy. However, not all foods offer sustained energy, which explains why you feel light-headed a few minutes after eating your favorite sugary breakfast cereal or sluggish after a trip to a fast-food joint. 

While our energy levels also depend on a lot of other factors, such as sleep and stress and hydration levels, here are some foods you need to watch out for. 

Six foods that drain you of your energy.

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See How Far You’ve Come with This Simple Exercise

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

2019 is almost over, and we're about to ring in not just a new year but also a new decade. However, before we do that, we’d like to suggest a simple exercise that can help you reflect and look back on the past 12 months. A few moments of reflection is great for seeing how far you have come (yes, even when it feels like nothing much has changed, you’ll see that something has changed). This is especially helpful if you are new to amputee life and have worked hard in the past few months.

See how far you've come in your amputee journey with this simple exercise.

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