Well that's awkward, right?
Not really! This was actually a very good question I had recently about our Body Composition Testing.
"Do I have to take my clothes off?"
The short answer is...NO! We prefer you keep your clothes on!
But I can see why someone would be concerned. The most common methods for body fat testing you have probably experienced requires exposing your skin to have your fat pinched with skin fold calipers, or getting into a swimsuit and being dunked in tub of water.
So I wanted to answer this question today and clear this one up.
Watch the short video demonstration below to see just how simple our Body Composition Testing is!
Pretty simple right?
And best of all...you get to keep your clothes on :)
If you’re in your 40’s, 50’s or 60’s you may have noticed it takes a little more effort to maintain your health. This is also the age range where I hear more complaints of nagging aches and pains that just seem to come out of nowhere and then hang around for months or years.
Why is that?
One of the biggest reasons is a loss of muscle mass and strength. As you approach your 40’s, you start to lose muscle mass faster than your body rebuilds it due to changes in hormonal levels, changes in activity and other health factors.
As one year ends and a new year begins, we tend to reflect on the time that has passed and look forward to a “fresh start” as we move into a new year. This is also a time when many of us set goals, including things like improving different aspects of our health. For some it’s weight loss, decreasing stress or sleeping better. For others it might be improving diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol.
This is also a time many people decide it’s time to FINALLY do something about that nagging lingering pain they’ve been dealing with for months or years. If you’ve been in pain for any length of time you know how much it can affect your life and impact your health. Pain can affect your sleep and your ability to move and stay active, which leads to weight gain and many other health problems.
Today I want to continue my discussion from last week about a “popular trend” that is very concerning. It’s not necessarily a new problem, but it is something that for whatever reason I’ve been acutely aware of over the past few weeks or months.
So, what is this “popular trend”?
I am hearing from more and more people who are suffering in pain or poor health who have fallen victim to one or more FALSE BELIEFS about their health. FALSE BELIEFS that are holding them back from enjoying the healthy, active and vibrant lifestyle they want and deserve.
As a Physical Therapist and Health Coach conversations about health are a big part of my everyday life…and I absolutely love it! I love sharing my knowledge and experiences and helping others on their health journey.
So, today I want to talk about something that has been coming up a lot lately that has me concerned. It’s this idea that persistent aches, pains or poor health is somehow accepted as “just a normal part of aging”.
I hear from so many people who are NOT living the life they envisioned for themselves because of one or more health problems. And sadly, the most common health problems affecting people’s lives today are conditions that can prevented, significantly improved and in many cases even reversed with proper treatment and advice.
This week as we celebrate the Fourth of July and our freedom, first I want to express my gratitude for the courageous men and women dedicated to preserving it and pay tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
Thank you for your service!
As I was thinking about freedom and independence, I thought of the many parallels related to our health.
Good health gives us many freedoms, including the independence to enjoy the things we love or want to do in life.
As the year comes to an end, many people will begin to look back and celebrate what they have accomplished in 2018. This self-reflection also leads to many New Year’s Resolutions that some say are pointless to make.
Well, I disagree!
If you really want something, the best way to get it…is to set a goal and go after it!
Helping active adults FINALLY get rid of their aches, pains and injuries, so they can keep moving, stay active and improve their health naturally - without pain medication, injections or surgery.
Oregon City, OR
Dr. Julie Krueger