Five Easy Ways To Love Your Joints

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Five Easy Ways To Love Your Joints

It’s Valentine’s Day, which means the topic on everyone’s mind is love and relationships! So what better time to talk about the most important relationship you will ever have, which is the relationship you have with your own body. You only have one body for your entire life, so it is extra important to learn how to give it the love and support it needs. 

Here are 5 easy ways to show your joints the love they deserve:

Cut the Caffeine –

We all need that extra boost of energy once in awhile, but do your best to avoid that second and third cup of coffee. Studies have shown that extra caffeine can weaken your bones and cause joint pain. There are also plenty of other reasons to cut the caffeine!

Start Taking Yoga Classes –

Yoga has been a popular trend for thousands of years, and for good reason! It is a low impact exercise that is easy on the joints; while exercises like kickboxing, step aerobics and more can be hard on the joints. Yoga allows you to strengthen your body and your mind, and put your joint pain at ease.

Consume More Calcium –

A diet rich in calcium is key to keeping your bones healthy and strong, and can lower your risk of osteoporosis.  Milk, yogurt, kale, figs, salmon or calcium supplements are all great sources of calcium.

Choose Function Over Fashion –

These beautiful high heels may seem like a good idea right now, but unless they are an absolute necessity, your joints will love you for choosing shoes that don’t just look good but work well too. Shoes should be flexible, supportive and allow your toes to move around in order to help minimize or eliminate joint pain

Schedule An Appointment With Your Healthcare Provider –

Request an examination of your joints from head to toe, then ask for more tips on protecting your joints from daily wear and tear. It is never too early to start showing your joints the love they deserve by learning self-management or prevention techniques.

Are you already experiencing joint pain? Schedule an appointment at Contact Physical Therapy to have one of our physical therapists or hand therapists evaluate your joint pain and help you get back to living the life you love.

new years resolution

Actually Achieve Your New Year’s Resolution This Year!

It’s officially 2017, and we all know that means. Small talk has shifted from the weather to New Year’s Resolutions. If you are one of the many people who tells themselves they’re going to get fit, lose weight or exercise more, we’re here to help!

The reason why many resolutions aren’t fulfilled is because when we say “I’m going to get in shape,” that’s an abstract concept. What does that mean? Are you going to lose weight, do you want to be able to run a 5K without stopping? When we attach numbers to our goals, they become tangible, and more importantly, achievable.

To help you with your fitness related New Year’s Resolution, we are going to provide you with the knowledge you need to set realistic objectives, and a regimen to really obtain them.

How are we going to do this? With Body Composition Testing!

What Is Body Composition Testing?

Your Body Composition is the sum of your body fat, lean muscle, and total body water. Body Composition Testing can tell us what percentages of your body is fat, muscle, and water. It’s a much more accurate representation than the weight on the scale or your BMI. Scale weight does not define you, these numbers do.

To determine your Body Composition, electrodes will be attached to your hands and feet. They will send frequencies throughout your body, and will be able to determine your Body Composition. This is a non-invasive, pain-free test. The whole process takes just 6 minutes, and you’ll get your results immediately! And the best part, this test is only $49.

With this information, we can determine what is a safe amount of fat to lose, or how much muscle you should gain. You’ll have concrete numbers to base your New Year’s Resolution on. And we can even help you with diet and exercise recommendations to accomplish your goals based on the data collected.

Are you ready to finally achieve the New Year’s Resolution you set for yourself? We will be conducting these tests at our Mesa location on January 18th, 2017, and at the Scottsdale location on January 19th, 2017.

Spaces are limited so schedule your body composition testing today!