If you're feeling more exhausted than invigorated, it may be time to introduce some new strategies to help keep busy days from feeling overwhelming. Proper exercise, balanced nutrition and quality rest can make it easier to adapt when life demands you give a little bit more.
By Dr. John Lucas
Sports Medicine Institute
Checking email or flipping through channels instead of sleeping? Playing video games or browsing social media in bed? If you want to catch some quality ZZZs, you should put down that smartphone.
The National Sleep Foundation reports nearly 90 percent of adults sleep with at least one electronic device in their bedroom. However, staring at a screen after 9 p.m. can zap your body of energy, turning you into a zombie the next day. To get a good night's rest, consider shutting off all electronics before climbing into bed.
If you watch Dancing with the Stars, you've probably noticed that Maksim Chmerkovskiy (simply "Maks" to his legion of fans) is in great shape. Part of it can be attributed to hours and hours on the dance floor, but that's only a small part of the equation. Maks is not only fit, but also amazingly strong and healthy. He takes his health seriously and that means subjecting every food, fitness, and lifestyle choice he makes to a simple litmus test: Will this help me meet my goal of living to 120...or will it detract from that goal?
"I truly believe I can make it to 120, and I want it to be an active and vibrant 120," says the 36-year-old dancer, choreographer, and television personality. "It's not just about quantity of life, but quality of life. This lifestyle is what allows me to even consider a 45-city tour at my age. Also, I want to be able to play basketball with my kids when they're teenagers and still kick their butt — I don't want to be an old dad.
A child's work is play, and for the patients of Pediatric Rehabilitation Services at Spartanburg Medical Center, (SMC) that child's play may include riding a horse in the covered arena at HALTER.
Horses have long been used for therapeutic purposes. The specially trained therapists from SMC utilize Equine Assisted Therapy (E.A.T.), a licensed form of therapy to treat children with autism, cerebral palsy, developmental delays, visual motor integration difficulties and more.
The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program at Greenville Technical College is offering appointments to the public for free OB ultrasounds at the Barton Campus through November.
Students in the ultrasound lab under direct supervision perform these ultrasounds. Live 4D scanning will be performed and 3D pictures will be provided to all patients.
The Greenville Health System (GHS) Board of Trustees voted unanimously Thursday to sell its 144-bed nursing home, The Cottages at Brushy Creek, to Orianna Health Systems.
The decision to sell The Cottages was the result of a plan to position GHS to respond to a healthcare environment with rapidly changing reimbursement and care delivery patterns driven primarily by changes in Medicare and Medicaid, according to GHS’ announcement.
Pelham Medical Center (PMC) is staying connected.
PMC, a division of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, was named a “Most Wired” health system for its focus on keeping patients’ data secure.