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  • Back pain defined
    Back pain is troubling and often mysterious, showing up without any traumatic incident. Fortunately, most back pain is not serious and can heal without injections or surgery.
  • Vitality is a participation sport
    Possessing vitality and feeling well are participation sports.
  • Preparing to run in the cold
    The benefits of running include stronger muscles and bones and a lower risk of cancer. But if running on a treadmill isn’t your cup of tea then you need to be prepared to brave the cold. 
  • What your gynecologist wishes you would do
    No matter a woman’s age or how comfortable she is with her gynecologist, she may still be unsure about a few things — like which symptoms are worth mentioning, how often to make an appointment and how to prepare for an exam.
  • Providing full time care for a parent or aging loved-one within your home is an option. If you are considering this undertaking or are currently providing elder care in your home, it’s not my intention to discourage you. I want you to be mindful.
  • Don't shrug off shoulder pain
    Do you have a twinge of shoulder pain when you roll over at night or reach overhead to put on a shirt? If you do, you’re not alone.
  • Make your mental health a priority
    Many of us already ignore symptoms of physical ailments. We may also ignore signs of depression and other mental illnesses for a variety of reasons.
  • Dark days have you down? Light therapy could help
    For those who suffer from seasonal depression, autumn and the eventual onset of winter mark the beginning of a struggle because the progressive loss of daylight brings on a low mood and changes in sleeping and eating patterns.
  • Have health, will travel
    Nearly 100 million people will travel this holiday season to visit friends and family. Getting out of town or having house guests can be a well-deserved break from your regular routine. But those breaks in routine also present risks for sharing illness.
  • Staying home for the long run

    Eighty-seven percent of baby boomers, age 65 or older, want to continue living in their current homes. So the question is: How do we make this happen? By making aging accommodations before they are needed.

  • Practice good yard work habits to save your body
    During the fall season, occupational and physical therapists see back and neck injuries from carrying lawn chairs and elbow and shoulder tendonitis from raking leaves.
  • Keep your home where your heart is

    ‘Age for the long term’ by improving your house while you’re able.

  • Running with your four-legged friend
    Along with a love of strong coffee and microbrew beers, we Seattleites are known for being dog lovers and fitness buffs.
  • Stay hydrated on hot summer days
    We are fortunate to live in a beautiful city surrounded by water where in typical years it seems water falls from the sky more often then not.
  • Breaking Point: Preventing osteoporosis
    Fear of osteoporosis and breaking a bone becomes very real for many older adults. Thankfully there’s something you can do about it.
  • Becoming financially responsible for an aging parent
    At a future point in time, your parents will struggle with tasks that were once easy. The likely sphere where you’ll first intercede: The business transactions of daily living – crunching numbers, balancing check books, managing investments, and paying bills.
  • The experience of being a new mom can be both fulfilling and challenging. In the latter category, hormone changes, fluid retention and the sudden addition of new physical demands such as lifting and carrying the newborn often lead to a painful condition known as “baby wrist.” Changing diapers, breastfeeding and lifting the child can all become nearly impossible due to pain and weakness related to this condition. 

  • Wider Horizons offers seniors social opportunities
    Wider Horizons is a community village for seniors that provides social interaction and assistance for everyday life, activities and even educational opportunities for members. 
  • The American Occupational Therapy Association celebrated Occupational Therapy Month in April. 
  • Fitness zone to open in Leschi park

    An outdoor gym of exercise equipment for adults will open in Powell Barnett Park, at the corner of Martin Luther King Way and East Alder Street, at 10 a.m. on April 30.

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