Thank you to the first responders in our area for rescuing those in need and helping to keep our community safe.
The area where our practice is located, and the surrounding towns that we serve, was greatly impacted by Hurricane Ida. This is a difficult time for us all as we work hard to restore our home and communities from the damage the wind, rain and flooding has caused. We are grateful for the many first responders in our area who have helped rescue those in need and helped to restore the safety of our community.
Many of us are finding ourselves doing back breaking jobs such as repairing property damage and cleaning up our flooded basements and yards, all of which adds physical stress to our bodies along with the mental stress of weathering this hurricane.
Taking a few minutes each day to do at home therapeutic exercises can make a huge difference in preventing injuries. Also, remember to use proper mechanics. For example, when lifting keep your back straight and bend your knees.
Maintaining good nutrition can also be challenging during this time. Fast food is a convenient way to go but may not provide us with the proper nutrients especially needed now to help maintain our immune system to prevent illness. If you are without electricity, apples, pears, carrots, nuts and almond butter are some examples of healthy ‘fast foods” that do not need to be refrigerated and can be eaten without cooking.
Experts estimate that 90% of illnesses are stress related; finding a few minutes to exercise each day is one of the greatest therapies to temper stress hormone output. The hormones, adrenaline, and cortisol are released when we are “stressed out”, these chemicals take their toll on our body. Having a positive mental outlook can also help relieve stress. Think of something to be thankful for every day!
- I am thankful for the many first responders in our area who risked their lives to rescue those in need.
- I am thankful that the people in our community are coming together to help neighbors during the aftermath of Hurricane Ida.