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5 Ways to Improve Your Mental Well-Being

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

You don’t have to resign yourself to living an exhausting life. There are ways to make your days more manageable. Start by developing small yet impactful habits and mindsets such as the five tips we’ve outlined in this article.

Improve your mental well-being through yoga, journaling, practicing gratitude, and connecting with family and friends.

 

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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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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.

Exercise is important in maintaining your health and mobility.

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Why We Celebrate Limb Loss Awareness Month

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

So many people in the country and around the world are living with limb loss, yet it’s easy for many amputees to feel isolated, alone, and misunderstood. This is mainly due to lack of awareness about limb loss in the general community and even sometimes lack of empathy within amputee support groups. This is why we, at Amputee Store, celebrate Limb Loss Awareness Month every April.

A man in a wheelchair being encouraged by a friend

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Why Your Amputee Training Sessions Matter

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Amputee training is a fundamental phase of successful prosthetic treatment. Training for prosthetic users ensure that they can navigate the various surfaces they'll encounter beyond the smooth clinic floor such as stairs, slopes, and rough terrain. Furthermore, prosthetic training helps you function well in your everyday life and assists you in transitioning into your new normal.   

Amputee training is a fundamental phase of successful prosthetic treatment.

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