Squash the Jack-o-lantern and cook it instead!

We know that pumpkins are fun to carve and place on our stoops for Halloween. But did you know that pumpkins and pumpkin seeds have many health benefits?  Pumpkins are particularly rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, iron, and folate.  They also contain the antioxidants alpha-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, and beta carotene which protect your cells from free…

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Fall Wellness Tips

Exercise:🍁Take advantage of the fresh crisp days and beautiful changing leaves to walk outside! On sunny days you will get an extra boost of the disease fighting Vitamin D also known as the “sunshine vitamin”🍁Allocating time for fitness with your family and friends. Whether it be for a walk, playing in the park or throwing a ball…

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Anti-Inflammatory Foods

We know that ice, anti-inflammatory meds, and weight management can help reduce joint pain. But did you know that the FOODS you eat can also improve joint inflammation? The following NUTRIENTS found in these FOODS may help relieve joint pain and decrease inflammation: Omega 3 Fatty Acids Olive Oil, Salmon, Tuna, Almonds, Walnuts, Chia Seeds,…

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A Few Quick Tips About Nutrition

Julie Fitzpatrick, DPT Physical Therapist and Wellness Specialist “Eat right live strong”…”You can’t exercise yourself out of a bad diet”… “Feel good from the inside out”…”What you eat matters”…”Eat your vegetables”… “Make sure you get 5 servings of fruits and veggies daily”…”Your health is your wealth”… You may have heard and/or read one or more…

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The Ultimate Revelation of Lifestyle Medicine

Written By: Julie Fitzpatrick, DPT – Health and Wellness Specialist So what is all the buzz about Lifestyle Medicine?… What exactly is it and is there merit to it?….  Can a change in lifestyle really impact our HEALTH?… And, what is the role of physical therapy in Lifestyle Medicine? Around 400 BC, Hippocrates (The Father…

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