Archive for September, 2012

Starting & Maintaining an Exercise Program

Posted by Lloyd on September 26, 2012
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Now that I have you thoroughly concerned (I hope), I will try and help you develop the tools you need to make a lasting lifestyle change. Understand that this is not going to be a pep talk, we are going to deal with the real psychological, physical and behavioral issues that keep you from making changes in your life. Don’t worry, I will spare you the psychobabble. Continue reading…

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When a Teammate Trips Up

Posted by Lloyd on September 17, 2012
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Sometimes, though, your teammates are going to let you down. They will mess up a play, trip themselves up or totally blow the game. As a member of that team, you’re understandably disappointed and probably a bit irritated, as well. But try to keep in mind that everyone has an off day now and again. You’ve had them, too. It can be hard for all the members to synchronize their performances at the critical time and a thousand things can impact the outcome of the game or an individual’s performance on any given day. Continue reading…

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Getting Second Opinions Before Surgery. Part 5

Posted by Lloyd on September 12, 2012
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You talk about quality of life. Are there cases where, even if the surgeon says to have surgery, I can look at my life and say, “I don’t need to do this?” Continue reading…

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Getting Second Opinions Before Surgery. Part 4

Posted by Lloyd on September 12, 2012
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re there certain questions I should always ask if I’m trying to decide whether or not to have surgery?
Absolutely. First and foremost, does the proposed operation have explainable, definable benefits to you, both with regard to survival and to quality of life? Continue reading…

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Getting Second Opinions Before Surgery. Part 3

Posted by Lloyd on September 12, 2012
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What if I’m concerned the doctor will think I don’t trust him if I go get a second opinion?
I think you should let go of your anxiety about that. I’ve heard the comment made that surgery is a calculated risk. Continue reading…

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Getting Second Opinions Before Surgery. Part 2

Posted by Lloyd on September 12, 2012
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Who really makes the decision about whether or not to have surgery?
It’s a decision to be made by you, not a decision to be made by your surgeon. Your surgeon is an advisor to you. Once you choose a surgeon, you’ve basically hired him or her for a purpose that you’ve agreed to, and for which you need help. Continue reading…

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Getting Second Opinions Before Surgery. Part 1

Posted by Lloyd on September 12, 2012
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One of the most challenging medical decisions that a person can make is whether or not to have surgery. It’s a decision that often takes place under a cloud of anxiety, sometimes with time pressure, and maybe with the belief that if surgery is the recommended option, you have no choice but to do it. Continue reading…

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Hamstring Stretches

Posted by Lloyd on September 06, 2012
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Supine Towel Hamstring Stretches: Lie on your back on a pad on the floor. The right knee is bent at 90 degrees and is pointing straight up with the foot flat on the ground. That means that the knee is not pointing out to the side. The left knee is straight and is pulled back by a towel on the leg above the knee towards the left side of the chest, while the tailbone is kept on the floor. Maintain this position for 20 seconds, then switch legs and repeat. Do each leg at least twice. Continue reading…

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