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Preparing for your Joint Replacement Surgery

NEBH believes that educated patients participating in their own care will improve outcomes. One way to get involved in your care is to ensure that you are fully prepared for your joint replacement surgery. There are many things people think about before going into surgery, such as making sure they have a ride home and taking time off from work, but there a number of things people often do not consider. Occupational therapists at NEBH offer the following advice on ways you can get ready for your joint replacement surgery.

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8 Tips for Eating Better when Eating Out

With so little time and so many quick and tasty options at sit-down and fast-food restaurants, it can be hard to stick to a healthy diet. On average, Americans eat 50% more calories, fat and salt when eating out versus eating at home. This can lead to weight gain, which has a significant effect on joint health. Learn 8 tips for eating better when eating out from NEBH Dietitian Bethany Volino, MS, RD, LDN.

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Three Simple Exercises for Your Upper Body

Strengthening your upper body has a number of health benefits, including helping to keep your back and upper body stable. Keeping these muscles strong and flexible can relieve back pain, restore range of motion and help reduce muscle soreness.

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Three Simple Exercises for Your Core

Your core is made up of your pelvis, lower back, hips and abdomen. Strengthening your core can improve balance and stability, and help with everything from sweeping the floor to perfecting your golf swing. Planks, bridges and abdominal crunches train your muscles to work together.

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Three Simple Exercises for Your Lower Body

Strong legs and hips can help take the strain off your back. These three exercises strengthen the key muscle groups that provide strength and stability to your hips and knees, which is important for a healthy and active lifestyle. These muscles include your quadriceps, hips, and your gluteus (muscles of the buttocks). The quadriceps extend and stabilize the knee; while your gluteus and hip abductors (muscle on the side of your hips) extend and stabilize your hips.

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