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Amputee Life Blog — Inspirational

Double Amputee Runs World Best at 123rd Boston Marathon

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Marko Cheseto, a double amputee, placed 483rd at the recently concluded Boston Marathon. He finished the race in 2:42:24, besting his previous record at a 2018 New York marathon by 10 minutes. Cheseto ran at a 6:12-minute mile pace while wearing a prosthesis he helped design.

Double leg amputee Marko Cheseto runs at the 123rd Boston Marathon.

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No Luck Swiping? Take a Cue from this Double Amputee's Book

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

In 2017, Mandy Horvath from Colorado made headlines as her dark sense of humor garnered her many dating offers on Tinder. A double amputee who lost her legs in a train accident, the then-24-year-old biology student turned to humor to not only find love but also to make her recovery a lot easier. 

Amputee dating using tinder or other dating apps can be challenging.  Staying positive makes it easier.

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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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12 New Year's Exercise Resolutions that are Easy to Keep

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

We went ahead and put together 12 prosthetic exercise resolutions for you that are also easy to attain and sustain throughout 2019. You can pick and choose those that apply to you, or you can take the entire list.

Starting with healthy exercise habits for the new year is important.

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