Here is a good rule of thumb for any visually-dependent activity (computer, crafts, handwork, etc) — the “20-20 rule“: For every 20 minutes on the computer (or other visual demand), look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds. Use this pause to: Give your eyes a break from visual strain Take a deep breath and release … Read more Posture Break – “20×20”
Most of us know our DNA as the blueprint of life, a double-helix series of genes that direct the way we look and other traits. DNA testing has become fairly common, including tests that track the regional origins of our remote ancestors (Ancestry.com). We know about genetic mutations that cause changes in human form and … Read more Genomic to Table: unpacking an individualized approach to health and wellness
This is a shared document from Anne F. Ambrose MD, a physiatrist in New York: COVID home instructions-2-3
Here is a link to a webinar that talks about recipes and other strategies to improve your immune system through your diet: genomic kitchen collaborative
Here is an excellent link for information about simple techniques that could improve lung (respiratory) function if you are having symptoms such as early stages of COVID-19: manual techniques for respiratory function Thank you, Bob Cohen PT, for sharing this valuable information!
Herbs have powerful bioactive molecules that support health. Here is an article that talks about specific anti-viral benefits: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/antiviral-herbs Remember that your immune system requires good rest, healthy doses of Vitamin D, and anti-oxidant support, like Vitamin C.
Keys to healthy, sane living If you feel your life is out of control, you don’t know how to manage all that is happening, and especially if you are feeling overwhelmed, then consider these tips: Pacing and Balancing are the keys to living well. BREATHE (5-7 seconds to inhale, 5-7 seconds exhale, and 5-7 seconds … Read more Non-negotiable Self Care
The musculoskeletal matrix in which we reside needs balance and movement for wellness. Repetitive movement stores energy in patterns specific to the task involved. These energy patterns improve efficiency, accuracy of motion, and allow us to multi-task. However, these patterns can limit movement if they are not balanced by opposing musculature. Muscles operate best at … Read more Make Your Work Habits Work for You
As we age, we lose brain cells, a well-known fact of life. What isn’t as commonly known is that cognitive function/brain capacity is not a product of the number of brain cells (compare the thinking capacity of a 6 year old to the average 60 year old), but the connections those cells make with each … Read more Exercise to improve brain function
Principles of Back Mechanics Be aware of your center of gravity (one hand’s breath below the navel and just in front of the sacrum), and move from there. Let your arms be an extension of your center of gravity, initiating all movement from your feet and/or sits bones. Bring any object you plan to carry … Read more Back Mechanics