Top 5 Risks to Watch Out for in the Winter Weather (and how to stay safe)

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Top 5 Risks to Watch Out for in the Winter Weather (and how to stay safe)

1. Slip and fall risk!  We have to cover slip and fall risks first and foremost as they are the leading cause of winter injuries. Conditions in the winter are often inconsistent. Some surfaces may have sheets of ice on them while others are totally fine. Some ice you can see clearly, and other ice you won't see without a keen eye. The best way to stay ahead of the winter weather slip and fall risks is to be prepared. Get shoes with solid grip, check the weather, and take note of what areas pose the greatest risk. Areas that...

5 Foods To Build and Maintain Healthy Muscles and Bones

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5 Foods To Build and Maintain Healthy Muscles and Bones

 1. Yogurt! Yogurt is an excellent choice for a healthy snack. On top of being a healthy and quick option, the high calcium content helps support bone health. Many brands of yogurt are also fortified with vitamin D to give you an extra boost.     2. Fish! More specifically, salmon and tuna. On top of the fish oils, just a few ounces of tuna or salmon can provide you with a huge boost in vitamin D intake. Beware however, consuming too much fish may pose a risk if the mercury content becomes problematic. Consult with your doctor to determine...

7 Interesting and Useful Facts About Hydration

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7 Interesting and Useful Facts About Hydration

7 hydration facts. Interesting information about hydration and how hydration effects the body and mind. 

Portion Control - 4 Quick Tips to Avoiding Overindulgence

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Portion Control - 4 Quick Tips to Avoiding Overindulgence

We've all been there - good food, family, and the perfect excuse to loosen your belt and dig in. For some, this is the beginning and end of it - but for many, the leftovers are overtime for overindulgence. Even if you can avoid stuffing yourself with leftover stuffing, recovering from the day of indulgence can require some extra discipline. This is why we have compiled a quick list of some tips and tricks that will help you control your portion sizes and avoid tacking on any unwanted weight during the holiday season.        1. Hydrate first!  Hydration...

Working from Home? 5 Quick Tips to Avoid Lower Back Pain

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Working from Home? 5 Quick Tips to Avoid Lower Back Pain

  Tip #1 - Don't get too comfortable! One of the best parts of working from home is being comfortable! You don't have to go through the process of commuting, your office chair is to your personal satisfaction, and you can even lounge on the couch when typing up that report. However, one of the major sources of back aches and lower back pain comes from overindulging in lounging. Humans bodies are not designed to sit around for long stretches of time without moving and often lounging in 'comfortable' places can exacerbate the problem further. On top of not offering...

10 Minute Low-impact at Home Exercise

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10 Minute Low-impact at Home Exercise

1. Stretch - 2 minutes - Before beginning any exercise, it is important to get your body ready and warmed up. Take a minute to stretch your legs, arms, and core. Once you're feeling limber, take another minute to warm up. Get up on the balls of your feet and bounce around for a few seconds, not aggressively, but just enough to get your blood flowing.    2. Planks - 1 minute - Many exercise enthusiast agree the plank position is a powerful tool. Some even claim it can bend time, making a minute feel like an hour when you...

Fall risk: Avoiding Injury in the Winter Months

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Fall risk: Avoiding Injury in the Winter Months

As the weather begins to cool down across the US and fall begins to transition to winter, it is important to highlight some of the unique wintertime risks to be aware of. Instances of injury from slipping and falling spikes drastically during the winter time, particularly with older adults, however, the risk is real for everyone.      Winter weather, such as freezing rain, snow, or sleet, can make for dangerous and unpredictable conditions. Most people are aware of the risks when driving, but often we forget the increased risk when simply walking outdoors.  A few key tips to remember...

sam® - The only FDA cleared wearable Ultrasound Device - The need to know

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sam® - The only FDA cleared wearable Ultrasound Device - The need to know

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month
It is breast cancer awareness month! From Oct. 1st to Oct. 31st, we try to raise awareness, understanding, and money for the existence and treatment of breast cancer. This month at ACO, we are doing our part by donating $1 for every box shipped from our warehouse to breast cancer research and treatment.*

4 Tips for Staying Active in the Winter Months

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4 Tips for Staying Active in the Winter Months
4 quick tips to keep active in the winter months while staying safe!

ACL Injuries: The basics

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ACL Injuries: The basics

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the four main ligaments of the knee. The ACL provides about 90% of the knee’s stability on its own, despite its small size relative to the other ligaments of the knee. ACL injuries occur when the ACL is subjected to extreme force, it can become strained, partially torn, or even fully separated. 

Improving Your Posture at Work and at Home

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Improving Your Posture at Work and at Home

When undertaking any task related to habit building, be it hydration, exercise, or in this case, posture, it is important to remember there is no magic trick that skips all the hard work and dedication required. Be aware – Improving posture is about building habits.   Becoming conscientious and proactive about your posture will not just happen overnight. It is an involved process that takes months of habit-building and discipline. However, the payoff is fantastic.   We all notice when we have a sore spot, be it your neck, back, or shoulders, however, we are not always good at noticing the behavior responsible for...

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