Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Grilled Avocado with Fresh Tomato Salsa

Makes: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 2 Minutes

1-large tomato, cored and cut into ½-inch cubes
1-tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
2-teaspoon of finely chopped seeded jalapeno
1-tablespoon finely chopped scallion
1-teaspoon freshly squeezed lime juice
1-teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil plus additional for grilling
1/8-teaspoon salt plus additional to taste

1. Halve the avocados length-wise; pit and peel. Slice a thin layer from the rounded bottom of each half so that it sits flat.
2. in a small bowl, combine the tomato, cilantro, scallion, jalapeƱo, lime juice, 1 teaspoon oil and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Add salt to taste if necessary.
3. Heat the grill to high. Brush avocado halves lightly with oil; grill 1 minute a side, until lightly charred.
4. Place avocado halves on a platter; spoon tomato salsa into wells. Serve immediately.
Per Serving
141 calories

Monday, August 29, 2011

The Flabby Truth!

Q....How can a person lose fat from the lower abdomen when the rest of the body is relatively lean?
A….There’s really no such thing as “Spot Reduction” exercises that zero in on fat in a specific area. When you work out, you use energy produced by burning fat from all over your body-not just around the muscle doing the most work. So aside from burning a few calories, all that exercise such as sit-ups do is strengthen your abdominal muscle and help hold your gut in.
However, studies suggest that people losing weight-whether through any sort of exercise, calorie reduction, or both-tend to shed the abdominal fat faster than fat from other parts of the body. That’s good news not only for you appearance, but also for your health: Abdominal fat seems to pose a higher risk of coronary disease than fat deposited in other areas.


Q……….How do dried fruits stack up nutritionally against fresh ones?
A……..Better in some ways, worse in others. Reducing the water content of fruit concentrates its fiber and minerals, certain vitamins (notably vitamin A), and many phytochemicals, potentially disease-fighting substance found in plants. But the sugar and calorie contents rise by comparable amounts. Moreover, drying destroys the water-soluble vitamins, including C and the B vitamin, as well as certain heat sensitive phytochemicals.  So while dried fruit can supply a lot of certain nutrients, a daily balanced daily diet should include at least some fresh fruits plus few servings of vegetables. (Note that dried fruits treated with sulfates retain more of their color, vitamins, and phytochemicals than untreated fruits, but they can cause allergic reaction or asthma attacks in susceptible individuals).

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Row, Row, Row Your Boat!

Q…….What is the benefits of exercising on a rowing machine?

A……This is one of the best ways to exercise your entire body. The sliding seat works your leg muscles, and the rowing action works the muscles in your arms, shoulders, and back. It’s excellent for aerobic fitness and for building muscular strength and endurance. Rowing is also a very good way to burn calories and increase flexibility. However, since rowing involves a fair degree of back flexion, those with recurrent back problems should first check with their physician.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Post-operative Shoulder Surgery…..Let it Relax!

Post-operatively, it can be difficult to allow your shoulder to relax.  Your brain may sub consciously tell you to protect your shoulder by holding it up.  This often causes more pain than benefit.  While standing, you should be sure that your sling supports and cradles your arm/shoulder to allow you to completely relax.  It is also typically hard to find a comfortable position to sleep in.  You may benefit from the use of multiple pillows and/or a recliner for support of your shoulder to allow it to relax well.  After several days, the shoulder will be less painful and you will find it easier to relax without consciously trying.

Richard Wooten, P.T.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Happy Feet!

After fracturing my left ankle, I visited Dr. Tarkington’s office. He treated me with a splint and cast/boot for four weeks. He then recommended me to physical therapy at THERAPY1ONE. THERAPY1ONE treated me for 3 weeks. I did not realize my limitations that had occurred with this injury until getting involved with physical therapy.
Upon completion of the regimen, my ankle has recovered as well as my health overall has improved. The personnel at THERAPY1ONE are professional, well trained and pleasant to work with.

Thank you very much,
Joel H.     Panama City, FL