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This is a question that I receive from my majority of patients at the discharge time, says Gabriel Enescu, director of rehabilitation at Lodi Excel Physical Therapy. The patients feel great and are ready for a new life style. These is my recommendation. Stay away from the following types of exercises and machines:  Smith Machine- I don’t think that there is a worse thing you can find in a gym, says Gabriel. “It is intended to help you squat safely, but it does just the opposite...
Posted on 2017-04-23
Stressful times in older adults has sometimes multiple causes. You may experience it because of trying to control your overall health condition, losing a loved one, or adapting to challenges in your finances, retirement, or even relocating to a new setting. Stress in older adults is more dangerous than in younger adults. It increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, and numerous other health problems. The symptoms of stress in adults may show up in many forms, such as agitation, lack of sleep...
Posted on 2017-04-09
We all know that regular exercise can improve your mood, increase your immunity, and lower your risk for heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and colon cancer. Hundreds of research studies demonstrate that exercise helps you feel better and live longer. But what kind of exercise is good for me? “Finding a physical activity that you like performing is the best incentive to keep doing it’, explains Gabriel Enescu, director of rehabilitation at Excel Physical Therapy, in Lodi,...
Posted on 2017-04-03
Drugs are very good at getting rid of pain, but they often have unpleasant, and even serious, side effects when used for a long time. If you have back pain, fibromyalgia, arthritis, or other chronic pain that interferes with your daily life, you may be looking for a way to relieve discomfort that doesn't involve drugs. Some age-old techniques-- including meditation and yoga, as well as newer variations may help reduce your need for pain medication.Research suggests that because pain involves bot...
Posted on 2017-03-25
As we age our mind is not as good as it was 20 years earlier. Living day to day brings a lot of stress into our lives. Some of the stress can be controlled but not all of it can. Everyone will always have a certain amount of stress on a daily basis. Living alone in our older years can be a challenge and a risk. There's no one in the house to dial 911 if you get hurt, and there's no one sitting at the dinner table for conversation or companionship. Isolation can lead to a decline in thinking ski...
Posted on 2017-03-19
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