150422 Start moving upper body 3/4

Getting back into shape, for the upcoming seasonal change, after a winter of being cooped up does not necessarily mean you have to bust a gut getting there. There is a wealth of information showing that small amounts of movements, over time, can get you started on your way to a healthier you. After all, who in their right mind does not want to be healthier.

080422 Start moving, lower body continues 2/4

Getting back into shape, for the upcoming seasonal change, after a winter of being cooped up does not necessarily mean you have to bust a gut getting there. There is a wealth of information showing that small amounts of movements, over time, can get you started on your way to a healthier you. After all, who in their right mind does not want to be healthier.

020422 Fire prevention-How to prepare your home for wildfires

Fire Prevention-How to prepare your home for wildfires Fire prevention Topics in this easy to read and comprehend reminder/recommendation guide include: Vegetation management Home ignition zones Landscaping and maintenance Fire resistive construction Roofing and vents Decks and porches Siding and windows Be prepared Emergency responder access Home address legible and easy to see Wide driveways, … Continue reading 020422 Fire prevention-How to prepare your home for wildfires

300322 9 simple ways to improve your balance 4/4

Testing your 3 balance systems is a bit tricky to do on your own, but it can be done. Remember that the 3 systems include your vision, your sensation/proprioception and your inner ear. I’ll explain how to test each of the 3 below, but let me give you a word of caution first: when you test your balance on your own, you run the risk of falling. So if you’re interested in performing these tests, make sure you’re in a safe environment and that someone is nearby to help you correct your balance if needed.

250322 Brain activation results in those addicted to food part two of two

Even though investigation into the theory of food addiction is continuing, there have been only a few studies on its prevalence. Recently investigators at Yale University developed a questionnaire that helps identify people showing signs of addiction to high fat and sugar foods.

230322 9 simple ways to improve your balance 3/4

160222 About the Author Dr. Luke Gordon My name is Luke Gordon, and I’m a Doctor of Physical Therapy and owner of Gordon Physical Therapy (an outpatient physical therapy clinic in Spokane Valley). In my 13+ years of working as a physical therapist, I’ve had the opportunity to help hundreds of people improve their balance and reduce the likelihood of having a fall. Many of these people have had issues with their balance for months (if not years), and they’re afraid about the potentially life-altering effects of having a fall. Whether they’re trying to avoid their first fall, or they’ve already experienced multiple falls, the ultimate goal is the same: to remain as active and independent as possible.

180222 Brain activation results in those addicted to food part one of two

It comes as no surprise that if you are addicted to something there are going to be changes in brain activity that clearly shows up on brain scans. Nora D. Volkow, M.D. the director of the national Institute on Drug Abuse analyzed dopamine levels in obese adults. The results of these scans advanced the theory of potential addiction to food.