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Lower Back Pain Is One of the Leading Complaints in Orthopedics

Lower back pain, along with knee and hip pain, is one of the leading complaints for Orthopedists.  “Lower back pain can be attributed to many different causes stemming from sports injury to being overweight”,  said Dr. Excis.  “But is definitely one of the leading complaints.”  To understand how back injury occurs, click on the image below:

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The First Week of the New Year Is Over & YOU Need A Plan!

Ok, it’s time to fulfill your New Year’s Resolution but nothing comes to mind! Don’t sweat it. We’ve got you! That is, we’ve got the easiest and fun routine to get you back into the swing of things. Anyone can do these, so enjoy getting yourself back into motion!

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9 Totally Manageable Fitness Resolutions From The Pros

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In theory, a New Year’s resolution is a great idea. January is as good a time as any to reevaluate and prioritize and make changes.

In practice, many ambitious fitness goals made on Jan 1. dissolve into self-defeating thinking and disappointment. But that doesn’t mean that all New Year’s resolution (or, really, resolving to make changes at point in time throughout the year) need to end in frustration and failure. The trick is making the right one.

Before you can even get that far, says Jessica Matthews, senior health and fitness expert for the American Council on Exercise and assistant professor of health and exercise science at Miramar College in San Diego, Calif., you need to take a long, hard look at where you currently stand on the fitness spectrum.

“Honestly acknowledge where you are currently in terms of your health and fitness level,” she tells HuffPost in an email. “While that spirit behind setting a New Year’s resolution is to make positive change to one’s health and fitness, so often people establish goals without being realistic about where they are starting from. Even if perhaps your current level of fitness is not where you want it to be, being honest with yourself about where you are presently and using that information as a baseline from which to work will help you to establish realistic, attainable goals for the new year.”


We asked a handful of fitness experts to share some ideas for realistic resolutions that will make a difference without feeling like a total overhaul. Here are a few of our favorite responses.

    • 1 Hold A Plank

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      “A very manageable fitness resolution that most people can stick to is holding a plank every morning, first thing out of bed. If you can spend one minute brushing your teeth, you can definitely find one minute to hold a plank. Planks are truly one of the best exercises I know of: They work your core and your entire body. Start with 30 seconds and build up to one minute. By doing this first thing in the a.m., you remind yourself to stay active all day.”
      Kristin McGee, celebrity yoga and Pilates instructor
    • 2 Make It SMART

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      “Set a SMART goal — specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely. For instance, ‘I would like to take three CrossFit classes a week for 60 days.’ If at the end of that 60 days, you achieved your goal, reward yourself with something worthwhile, such as a vacation or massage. Just as you set your resolution in the beginning of the year, also plan your reward. That way, when you’re on week five and you want to throw in the towel, you can remember that sweet reward that is oh-so-close!”
      —Collette Stohler, fitness expert, author of The Intuitive Athlete and HuffPost blogger
    • 3 Find The Middle Ground

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      “Shift [your] mindset from the very common ‘all or nothing’ mentality. For many people, the start of the new year entails going from zero to 60, so to speak, almost overnight … If you are currently not exercising or are exercising very sporadically, it’s not very realistic to expect that you’ll overnight commit to exercising for one or two hours per day, six days per week. Often when individuals establish these ‘all or nothing’ [goals], if they are not able to stick with the unrealistic expectations, they end up doing nothing at all.”
      —Matthews
    • 4 Touch Your Toes

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      “Setting a performance goal may help you stay more motivated compared to a weight-loss goal. For example, a goal of 10 pull-ups, or touching your toes, can create a healthy shift from focusing purely on aesthetics to performance. Keep in mind that in order for your body to move fluidly and efficiently, your joints need sufficient range of motion, which is why flexibility is so important. As the body performs better, the aesthetics typically follow. Think of a performance goal that really motivates you, and a goal that you can enjoy the process as you strive for it.”
      —Marc Perry, CSCS, ACE-CPT, CEO of BuiltLean
    • 5 Keep A Journal

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      “I’m actually a big fan of journaling. I wake up every morning, roll over in bed and open the journal I use. I read one inspiring quote for the day, then give three answers to the question, ‘What would make today great?’ Finally, I write my daily affirmation, which for me right now is ‘I am inspiring, a joy to be around and a patient teacher.’ Later, in the evening, I re-open the journal and answer the questions ‘What three amazing things happened today?’ and “How could you have made today better?’

      It may sound silly, but this morning practice has kept me laser-focused on my goals and on what I want to accomplish each day. My only regret is not beginning a daily journaling practice earlier in life!”
      Ben Greenfield, fitness and triathlon expert, Get-Fit Guy podcast host

    • 6 Find A Buddy

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      “Working out with a friend allows for a little friendly competition and increased accountability. Choose goals together and get to work! It’s always a little easier when you know someone is rooting for up and waiting for you at the gym.”
      Rebecca Mahoney, certified personal trainer and HuffPost blogger
  • 7 Pick A Precise Number

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    “[One of] the most common New Year’s resolutions is weight loss or fat or body weight composition changes. It helps if people determine a very specific amount of weight that they want to lose. Weight is easy to measure, as it requires a scale. The weight loss goal should be realistic. Too often people have unrealistic expectations for how much weight it is that they want to lose. Finally, you need to give yourself a very specific time table in which you want to accomplish this goal.

    From a physiology standpoint, there are a lot of factors that go into actually changing your body weight. We are not as simple as cars with a gas in/miles out function. People can get hung up on reducing calories by a very specific amount and not get the predicted weight-loss outcomes that they want. I encourage people to create goals that they can definitely accomplish, like: ‘Today I will go to the gym and I’ll try hard to do exercises appropriately and with effort’ or ‘The next meal I eat will be made up from healthy food choices and the portions will be appropriate.’ [Those are steps] toward reaching a goal of losing 5 pounds in 30 days. We have to be very clear about factors that we can control and factors that we can’t control.”
    —Pat Davidson, Ph.D., former exercise science professor, director of training methodology at Peak Performance in New York City

  • 8 Don’t Stress About It

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    “Move how it feels good for you to move every day. Don’t stress about it being an hour workout, but keep consistent. Five to 10 minutes of morning practice can set you up for feeling great so you make great choices all day long that [help you] continue cultivating a radiant you.”
    Tara Stiles, founder and owner of Strala Yoga
  • 9 Find The Fun

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    “Many people can get easily discouraged and give up when there’s too much emphasis on weight loss. Focus on the joys of exercise and movement instead. Take pride in your body getting stronger. Think about the boost in energy you get after a workout. Do set goals, but make them about making fitness fun: Commit to joining a class three days a week or to signing up for a race. Just find something you consider fun!”
    Chris Freytag, fitness expert, author of Get Started with Weight Loss and HuffPost blogger

~Huffington Post (https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/31/fitness-experts-new-years_n_6304258.html)

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Farewell 2017, Welcome 2018!

We’d Like to Wish You All the Very Best in this Coming New Year!

As we make our way to a new year and an opportunity to change our lives, we’d like to share some special testimonials and our year-end Bash! Sincerely, thank you for your patronage and we’re here to serve, the best we can. Get Your Life Back Into Motion!

 

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Senior Activities: 4 Benefits of Staying Active

1. Staying Active Decreases Depression

Improve your Mental Health by engaging in senior activities that you enjoy. Extensive research has been shown to prove that there is a correlation between exercise and minimizing depression in seniors. Research also concludes that exercising also releases chemicals that are essential to feeling good, called endorphins. Seniors struggling with depression should not only take medication, but should also practice exercising daily.

2. Staying Active Decreases Falls

Even short amounts of exercise like range-of-motion exercises and walking can decrease risks to potential falls. Staying active helps build muscle in the lower and upper extremities. Not only does staying active strengthen your body but it also increases your flexibility, your spatial awareness, your balance, and your stamina. All of these attributes increase your prevention to falls and other injuries. It’s important to prevent falls because they are one of the biggest health risks accustomed to seniors.

3. Staying Active Increases Social Networks

Communication is very essential for everyone, especially for seniors. Seniors need motivation and support in the latter phase of their life to prevent depression. Joining groups who participate in senior activities would be the most effective to battling depression. Common interests make it easier to make friends. In a group setting, data has shown that seniors feel a sense of belonging and are less stressed. The more friends the merrier!

4. Staying Active Increases Cognitive Health

Cognition health can improve when you add repetitive routines to your life. Great activities that can help enhance cognition are yoga, tai chi, and dancing. Improving cognition is important to offsetting the progress of dementia. You don’t even need to stand to participate in these activities. You are able to do them from your chair if you are unable to stand!

It’s critical to stay active physically and socially to gain the best quality of life. Next time you are thinking of napping, try exchanging that activity for something more energetic. Exercising could be your new favorite hobby and you could gain a friend or two!

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Common Orthopedic Conditions with Aging

There are nearly 45 million people over the age of 65 in the United States, and that figure is expected to rise to 98 million by 2060.

With rapid aging and biological changes, you are more prone to orthopedic injuries. Common orthopedic conditions like fractures, Osteoarthritis, dislocation, and Osteoporosis.

Osteoarthritis

is a degenerative disease that typically affects the fingers, hands, ankles, knees, and spine. It can make it difficult to perform everyday activities.

Osteoporosis

is a bone disease that involves decreasing bone density and bone mass. The body will continuously make new bones and then break down old bone tissue. When the pace is off balance, it causes your bones to become brittle and weak.

Visiting an orthopedic doctor can help the elderly seek personal treatment and care. Specialists can define your diagnosis and create a treatment plan that works. Contact us today to learn more at (323) 264-7600.

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Millennials & Digital Healthcare

Never before has a generation of Americans used digital technology for healthcare as much as Millennials.  Yup leave it to the Millennials to change things up in the healthcare industry.  So,  Millennials are now finding new and innovative ways to make use of healthcare like never before.  here are the TOP 10 ways they use digital technology for their health care:

  1. 50% of millennials have looked up health information online.
  2. 27% of millennials use a health or fitness app.
  3. 23% have looked up online reviews for care providers or hospitals.
  4. 20% used a website to make an appointment, check lab results or manage prescriptions.
  5. Almost 20% of millennials used a medical care provider’s or health insurer’s website.
  6.  11% communicated with their healthcare provider or health insurance professional electronically.
  7. 8% of millennials used a blue tooth device to track health and exercise patterns.
  8. Nearly 9% reported soliciting medical advice on social media.
  9. 8%  joined an online health-related community.
  10. More than half feel that a healthy mind leads to a healthy body.

So, what’s next?  A virtual office visit?  Why not?  If we can utilize nano-particles to cure disease, why not maximize the use of digital technology for your own health.  If YOU want to create an appointment with us, go to our website’s home page and set an appointment online! http://www.laorthos.net It’s fast, free and easy.

 

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Have a Young Athlete in the Family? Tips to Take Care

Do you have a young athlete in the family? If so, you may want to review the following article which covers the biggest difference between youth and adult athletes, the most common injuries to young athletes and how to prevent those injuries.

For kids, sports activities are more than just play. It’s a way for young athletes to participate with others, learn teamwork, improve their health, agility and self-discipline. In many ways, sports for young athletes is a way of life, dealing with pressure situations. One of the drawbacks and most commonly overlooked is how to deal with injuries at an early stage. Many people believe that because of their youth, kids can recover quickly. But that is not always the case. See how to deal with, and recover from, an injury and the proper preventative measures that parents can take. Click Here for More.

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