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5 Simple Steps To Healthy Weight Loss That Lasts

Most people who want to lose weight, want to lose it fast - which is understandable really, I mean why wait? Wouldn't you love to have the body of your dreams right now? Sure you would.

Unfortunately the reality is that this rarely succeeds, and its probably not good for you even if it does. For most people the true key to the perfect, healthy looking body is long term, healthy weight loss - the sort that is sustainable.

The great news is that as soon as you accept that you're not going to achieve your goals over night you can start working your way to a healthier and (eventually) leaner you - and what's even better is that once you get the right mind set healthy weight loss is actually pretty easy.

One Key Difference

It is worth considering a point before we get started - namely, the difference between crash dieting and a more gradual approach, because doing it gradually is a key part of what I'm going to be talking about below.

When you crash diet you are generally cutting your calories severely to get maximum losses quickly - obviously if you were to keep this up indefinitely you would in theory waste away, or at least you would eventually fall below your ideal weight. At this point you would presumably start eating more and endeavor to find a diet that allowed you to remain at this weight permanently.

With a more gradual approach you are not aiming to drop so low or so quickly, but instead you are going to find a lifestyle that causes your weight to naturally coast to that ideal - your diet regime, once you have fine tuned it should never change, so you should never have to 'go on a diet' again.

Back Pain

Virtually everyone has experienced back pain at some point in their life, whether at work or play. In fact, some estimates say half of all working Americans suffer from some back pain each year. For them, missing work because of this condition causes another pain - the kind you feel in your wallet. Today, many can look forward to a speedy recovery.

In the past 10 months, Park Nicollet physical therapists have streamlined the treatment of acute (sudden and severe) low back pain, use http://thekissups.com/blue-star-ointment-reviews.html. "Back pain costs this country billions of dollars, and our approach offers many patients relief after only two or three visits - and usually without medication," says Chris Kramer, PT, a physical therapist with Park Nicollet Clinic-Minneapolis.

Patients selected carefully

This approach puts research into practice. "Recent physical therapy research shows that when people with low back pain meet four of five criteria and receive spinal manipulation with a specifically designed exercise program, their probability of a significant decrease in pain and disability is greater than 90 percent," explains Bill Koch, PT, a physical therapist with Park Nicollet Clinic-Wayzata. This research studied people between ages 18 and 65.

Hand Therapists

It's easy to take your hands for granted. But if they get injured, it becomes painfully clear just how important they are to everyday activities such as opening a jar, writing a check or throwing a ball. Hand experts at seven Park Nicollet locations are here to help you recover from hand injuries - and even prevent them through better workplace ergonomics and proper body mechanics.

Treating common hand conditions

According to Thomas Walsh, MD, hand surgeon, Park Nicollet Clinic-Meadowbrook, a variety of causes may lead to hand problems, including:

trauma, such as sprains, fractures and lacerations
health conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes and thyroid disease
wear and tear or age-related conditions, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, trigger finger or osteoarthritis
a combination dermend of factors, including age (read dermend), activity, and wear and tear

The role of hand surgeons is to maintain, repair and reconstruct nerves, tendons, bones and joints of the upper extremities. However, they don't work alone. "Anytime the musculoskeletal system of the shoulder, arm or hand is injured, it has a global effect on a person's quality of life," says Dr. Walsh. "Patients are not fully satisfied with surgery until they regain good functional use of their hand." That's where hand therapists get involved.


Losing bladder control is embarrassing, uncomfortable and isolating. But, it is not uncommon. Nearly 25 million Americans experience incontinence at some point in their adult lives. About 75 percent of them are women. The good news? It's easy to treat - once you discuss it with your doctor.

"Many people think we have a one-size-fits-all strategy for treating incontinence. But, to treat it successfully, we have to address the underlying cause," explains Jyothi Kesha, MD, a urologist at Park Nicollet Clinic-St. Louis Park, where men and women can find help for incontinence.

More than a bladder concern

Incontinence can have several causes. It can stem from problems with the:

pelvic floor, which is comprised of muscles and tissue that support the bladder and urethra (the tube that leads urine out of the body)
nerve impulses that signal the bladder to contract
bladder itself

"Most often, incontinence is one of two types - stress incontinence or urge incontinence," Dr. Kesha explains.

Stress incontinence occurs when the pelvic floor weakens or the urethra loses (look noocube reviews) its underlying supportive connective tissue, look Noocube reviews. Any stress or pressure on the bladder - from coughing, sneezing, laughing, jogging or lifting - can cause urine to leak. "About 80 percent of all women experience stress incontinence at some point in their lives, simply because their urethra is shorter and they have less resistance to flow," Dr. Kesha says. Men who undergo prostate surgery also are likely to experience stress incontinence.

Urge incontinence occurs when uncontrollable nerve impulses cause the bladder to contract frequently and without warning. People often feel the urge to go to the bathroom every few hours, even at night. These urges can be difficult to suppress, especially with weak pelvic floor muscles.