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Amputee Life Blog — Healthy Eating & Living

Healthy Cooking Techniques: Should You Bake or Broil?

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Compared to other cooking techniques, both baking and broiling are considered to be healthier. Both methods employ the dry heat of an oven, but each yields different results. Specific types of foods also taste better by using either technique. In this article, we look into the differences between baking and broiling. We also answer the question of whether you should bake or broil your food.

Baking and broiling are both considered healthy cooking methods.

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Why Celebrating Ampuversaries is Important

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Celebrating or simply remembering specific dates and milestones hold significant power. It allows us to look back and see how far we have come. Celebrating your amputation anniversary (which we will refer to in this article as “ampuversary”) is no different. Doing so can help improve your mental health and prepare you to be at your best for future challenges and lessons.

Ampuversaries serve as a way to celebrate, reflect, and exercise gratitude.

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This 60-Second Hack Can Help Put You in A Much Better Mood Every Morning

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Waking up on the wrong side of the bed is normal. We’re only human. However, you don’t have to be stuck feeling pissed for the rest of the day. The most liberating concept I’ve encountered is that you can choose to be in a bad mood.

Woman having her morning coffee out on the balcony while practicing the 60 second habit for a better mood.

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6 Benefits of Starting Your Day with A Walk

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

It might seem too simple to be effective, but a morning walk can do wonders for your health and overall well-being. You can start with a 20-minute walk around the neighborhood or a nature trail if there’s one near you. However, if you don’t have extra time in the morning, you may still have an opportunity to take the long walking route to work after parking your car or getting off the bus.  

It might seem too simple to be effective, but a morning walk can do wonders for your health and overall well-being. You can start with a 20-minute walk around the neighborhood or a nature trail if there’s one near you. However, if you don’t have extra time in the morning, you may still have an opportunity to take the long walking route to work after parking your car or getting off the bus.

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How Today’s Positivity Culture Hurts People with Chronic Illness

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Our culture is saturated with messages to "stay positive." While self-help book authors that advocate optimism have good intentions for spreading the word, happiness and all other light emotions have been positioned as "good emotions." This has led many to shun the dark emotions.

An amputee covers her ears to protect herself from the detrimental effects of today's positivity culture.

 

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