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膝蓋手術後的生活

膝蓋手術後的生活

Written by on July 22, 2016 in Supplement Spotlight with 0 Comments

去年十一月,我正在等待進行膝關節半月板裂傷修復手術。 我知道自己是怎麼受傷的。經過多年打競爭激烈的橄欖球和拳擊的體力工作,基本上我的身體早就完蛋了,我的關節早已飽受摧殘。運動傷害迫使我退出比賽,最後造成我根本沒興趣上健身房或注意我的飲食。 這是老運動員共同的故事。 你受傷了,並且越來越難恢復從前的作息。你以為只要避免體力活動就能減輕疼痛,但事實上,你的生活品質卻開始降低,因為不管做什麼,你都不想讓你的傷勢更加惡化。 徒勞無功! 對我來說,動手術並沒有真正讓我從此奮發圖強,但總是一個讓我重得健康並回到賽場上的機會。就像一名被擊倒的拳擊手那樣,我必須藉著培養健康生活習慣和照顧自己的關節來使身體復元。 鍛煉是關鍵 如同任何健康方案一樣,你必須付諸行動。經過6週的物理治療後,我知道自己必須重新進入健身房。由於跑步或玩撿籃球的動作太過激烈,於是我選擇兩種能確實提高我心率又不太激烈的活動—游泳和舉重。 一開始很難。雖然我現在將會終生游泳,但是在泳池裡的第一次來回,卻彷彿沒完沒了。結果,我又再度被擊倒,沉到池底。 重新作仰臥推舉是一大步。我發現自己在經過長時間休息之後,狀況跟手術前相差不遠,這種感覺真好。舉重能帶給人力量,也能幫助人產生對自己身體的信心。短短幾個星期我就開始感受到其成果;我感覺更好、更強壯、也更有自信。 伸展筋骨 一段時間後,我發現像伸展身體這種小動作對我的鍛煉影響很大。即使只是5至10分鐘的輕度伸展,也能夠提高我在健身房的表現,並極大程度減少我受傷的機會。伸展對我的關節真的有幫助,不只能讓它們有充分活動的範圍,還能增加肌肉的血流量。 即使不在健身房,我每天也會做些伸展動作。如果你像我一樣整天粘在辦公桌,那就盡量每隔30分鐘左右起身一次,伸展一下手、腳和背部;這樣做確實有助於減少久坐辦公桌所造成的僵硬。而最棒的是,它真的能讓你停下工作喘一口氣。暫停手邊所有事情之後,我覺得總是能讓自己更有精神、更專注。 注意減重 超重對關節會造成大影響。根據Stephen Messier博士的說法,即使減重一磅,也會減少你膝蓋多達四磅的壓力。這很有道理。你需要減掉的重量越少,你的身體的活動就越輕鬆。 很快我就發現自己運動越多,就越有興趣運動。我的身體變得更強壯,而當我體重減輕時,重回健康過程也會輕鬆許多。最重要的是,感覺自己變輕,我就更想回到健身房了。 改變飲食習慣 即使不是科學家,你也知道自己吃得更好,身體也會感覺更好。我下決心吃富含鈣質、維生素C、和omega-3脂肪酸的飲食,結果發現到這樣也有助於與關節不適相關的發炎、僵硬、和腫脹。 像羽衣甘藍、花椰菜、甜菜、生杏仁、酸奶、辣椒、和漿果這些食物都能提供適當的營養素,有助於關節保健。而且,這些有助關節保健的食物味道棒極了。簡單配上杏仁和辣椒的羽衣甘藍沙拉既好吃,又能為我下午的鍛煉提供額外的能量。 服用健骼寧® 即使有了健康飲食,補充葡萄糖胺對支援和維護健全的關節功能還是很有用的。這也是我把健骼寧®納入我個人的我的健康套裝™,作為優化劑之一的原因。健骼寧是素食葡萄糖胺、維生素C、Meriva®†生物可利用薑黃素、和其他營養素的獨特混合物,可支援最理想的關節健康和功能* 每天服用兩次健骼寧,有助於體內製造蛋白多醣,這是一種蛋白質分子,與水結合時,能潤滑並緩衝關節,有助於維持軟骨健康。 我服用健骼寧後,覺得自己更強壯也更有自信,尤其喜歡它是素食原料所製成的。 關節疼痛並沒有減緩我的生活步調 經過膝蓋手術後,我的生活變得更好。修復我的膝蓋半月板,並掌控自己的健康,是最好的決定。保持規律運動、良好的伸展動作、適當的飲食、和服用健骼寧,手術後的生活感覺空前的好。 請將您對健骼寧如何融入您生活的體驗告訴我們。我們很想知道您如何從手術後復元。 參考資料:  來源:Messier, S. i, July 2005; vol 52: pp 2026-2032. News release, John Wiley & Sons Inc. *這些內容未經美國食品暨藥物管理局的審閱。本產品不用於診斷、治療、醫治、或預防任何疾病。 †Meriva®是Indena S.p.A.的商標。

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Life After Knee Surgery

Life After Knee Surgery

Written by on July 14, 2016 in Supplement Spotlight with 0 Comments

Last November, I found myself in pre-op, waiting to have a torn meniscus repaired. I know how I got there. After a lifetime of working manual labor jobs, playing competitive rugby and boxing, and basically beating the heck out of my body, my joints had had enough. Sports injuries had sidelined me and as a […]

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5 Reasons Why You Need More Fiber in Your Diet

5 Reasons Why You Need More Fiber in Your Diet

Written by on June 23, 2016 in Supplement Spotlight with 0 Comments

Fiber. Maybe you’ve heard it in conversations lately, or maybe you haven’t. (Believe me, it’s a pretty hot topic in the nutrition space.) Whether you talk about Fiber or not, the bottom line is that most people need to increase their fiber intake to hit the recommended levels. Adequate dietary fiber levels for adults is […]

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From the USANA Test Kitchen: Pea Shoot Crostini

From the USANA Test Kitchen: Pea Shoot Crostini

Written by on August 11, 2016 in From the USANA Test Kitchen with 4 Comments

Did you guys sign up for a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program this summer? I opted for visiting my local farmer’s market this year instead, but when I did have a box delivered to my house every week, I loved it! Not only did I get fresh, local produce dropped off at my door, but […]

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21 Recipes to Try This Summer

21 Recipes to Try This Summer

Written by on July 29, 2016 in From the USANA Test Kitchen with 0 Comments

Let’s face it, when summer comes around, one of the last things people want to do is be stuck inside cooking in a hot kitchen. Lucky for us, summer means grilling season is in full swing. We’ve rounded up some summer recipes for you to try – most of which are either grilled, slow-cooker recipes, […]

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USANA Test Kitchen: Chilled Pumpkin Oatmeal

USANA Test Kitchen: Chilled Pumpkin Oatmeal

Written by on July 7, 2016 in From the USANA Test Kitchen with 3 Comments

Having a type-A personality, I hate being late—and nothing stresses me out faster than when I’m running behind for work. Luckily, I never have to worry about breakfast slowing me down because it’s waiting for me in the refrigerator. Twice a week, I make two Mason jars of Chilled Pumpkin Oatmeal. Yup, I’ve joined the […]

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Team USANA Heads to Brazil

Team USANA Heads to Brazil

Written by on July 19, 2016 in Olympics, Team USANA with 3 Comments

USANA is proud to sponsor more than 1,000 of the world’s elite athletes and offer them our high-quality and NSF-tested products. We’re even more proud to announce that over 70 of those elite athletes are making their way to Brazil over the coming weeks for a chance to capture gold for their respective countries. Competing […]

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Les ambassadrices françaises de la marque USANA gagnent à Roland Garros et contribuent au lancement de la gamme MySmartFood

Les ambassadrices françaises de la marque USANA gagnent à Roland Garros et contribuent au lancement de la gamme MySmartFood

Written by on June 22, 2016 in Team USANA with 0 Comments

L’été est officiellement arrivé et, déjà, les activités et les succès sont au rendez-vous pour les ambassadrices de la marque USANA Kristina Mladenovic et Alizé Cornet de la Women’s Tennis Association (WTA). VICTOIRES EN GRAND CHELEM Au début du mois, Kristina Mladenovic a remporté son premier tournoi du Grand Chelem en double à Roland Garros […]

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Mastering Team USANA in 5 Easy Tabs

Mastering Team USANA in 5 Easy Tabs

Written by on June 21, 2016 in Team USANA with 0 Comments

Fact: More than 1,000 world-class athletes trust their health to USANA and its high-quality supplements. Why? Because champions choose USANA, and they know that the safety and quality associated with each USANA product is tested, pure and contains the potency of nutrients to help their training reach competitive levels. And as our athletes depend on us, USANA […]

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Snack-to-School

Snack-to-School

Written by on August 3, 2016 in Family Focus, Water Cooler Wellness with 1 Comment

The most dreaded and feared time of year is slowly creeping up on all the children out there. That’s right—it’s almost back to school time. The horror! Once the back to school commercials start popping up and your local grocery store has back to school specials—you know your summer of fun is about to end. […]

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Buggin Out: How to Avoid and Treat Bug Bites

Buggin Out: How to Avoid and Treat Bug Bites

Written by on July 6, 2016 in Water Cooler Wellness with 1 Comment

It’s officially summertime for us in the Northern Hemisphere—and it’s starting to feel like living in a convection oven over here at the USANA headquarters. While the warm weather and sunshine provides many opportunities for outdoor fun time, it also provides many opportunities for run-ins with some nasty, mean, annoying bugs. With so much of the […]

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Talking About Men’s Health Doesn’t Have to Be Awkward. Let’s Chat.

Talking About Men’s Health Doesn’t Have to Be Awkward. Let’s Chat.

Written by on June 28, 2016 in Water Cooler Wellness with 0 Comments

Did you know that June is National Men’s Health month? Yeah, I didn’t know that either, but I think we should focus on men’s health for more than just one month anyway. I think it’s safe to say that when the topic of men’s health is brought up, the first thing that comes to mind is […]

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