Healthy Aging

Post-op recovery for hip surgery includes FlexAware.

FlexAware: The Secret to My Fast Recovery

If you follow the Capitol Rehab of Arlington Facebook page or our blog posts on the website, you may have noticed I have been talking a lot and busily promoting FlexAware classes in our office. It has helped increase the speed of a fast post-op recovery. FlexAware is a revolutionary exercise system that was created by Steven Shafarman. Steven’s …

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Have You Taken Your Vitamins? Why You Need Multivitamin Supplements

Emerging science of human biochemistry has finally caught up with what most progressive health practitioners have known for quite some time: Americans suffer from different forms of vitamin deficiencies, and aren’t even aware of it. Discussing multivitamins and supplements is sometimes difficult because the first obstacle is being able to cut through the bad press …

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Stupid medicine includes old advertisement from the 1800s for sasparilla as a cure-all.

‘Stupid Medicine’ Catches On: The Causes and Effect of Medical Overtreatment

“Thousands of Americans undergo disc removal or spinal fusion each year, despite limited evidence that either surgical procedure is more effective than non-operative therapy in providing long-term pain relief or improved function. And for patients with the typical wear-and-tear osteoarthritis of the knee, physical therapy proves as successful as the commonly performed arthroscopic surgery.” Sounds …

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How To Live a Longer Happier Life — Lesson 3 of 9 Life Strategies

Maybe the Vegetarians Have Something Right. Anyone who knows me has heard me profess the benefits and needs for animal protein in ones diet. So while I can and will continue to debate the necessity of animal sources at another time, this discussion deals solely with LONGEVITY and the study of those cultures that have …

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How To Live a Longer Happier Life – Lesson 2 of 9 of Life Strategies

We’ll make the lead short: Eat until you are no longer hungry, not until you are full! When studying cultures that have successfully achieved longer than average lifespans, diet plays an obvious and important role. The first lesson we can learn is that trying to diet NEVER works!! What does work is having a better understanding of …

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How To Live A Longer Happier Life – Lesson Number 1 of 9, With Life Strategies Below

I have noticed an interesting evolution in my practice. When I was in my 20’s the vast majority of my patients were similar in age, and therefore had questions commonly found in the 25-38 year old crowd. Questions like, “How do I get a six-pack?” used to dominate the discussion. Now in my 40s, the …

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