For example, I had been monitoring an athlete in my clinic recently, and we noticed a spike in the anger domain on his daily symptom checklist. We called the parents to find out what was going on. We learned he was anxious and worried about not participating in school, falling behind and getting bad grades. He felt isolated from his peers. So, he decided to go off the protocol and return to school letting us know, or allowing us to set up an appropriate academic care plan. He went on his own, and couldn’t take it. He couldn’t focus, felt nauseated, and went to nurse’s office. He went home was really upset with himself and kicked trash can, and punched a wall. This showed up during the symptom tracking, and we were able to intervene by using the customized academic care plan built into the management protocol, which included visits to the school psychologist, and effectively returned him to the school environment. … [Read more...] about Balancing Precarious Emotions in Sport Concussion Protocols
Is Fasting A Good Way To Lose Fat? Fasting surely makes you lose weight at first because your stomach is emptied out and your body sheds water along with muscle tissue. But, fasting cannot be maintained for a long time for losing weight. The reason is, you will soon go back to your normal diet, and you will start gaining weight again. This will not aid in a permanent weight loss. … [Read more...] about Will Fasting Boost Your Metabolism
Looking thin on the outside does not mean you are not storing fat on the inside - We have seen a lot of members who look thin but whose fat percentage is quite high. These women have the same health risk as a fat person. Being thin is not a ticket to eat whatever you want and not exercise - Thin people can get heart disease and diabetes just like the rest of us if they don't treat their bodies right. Being overweight does not necessarily mean you are not fit - Being fit means having endurance and strength. It means having the fitness to do enduring physical activity and enjoying it. Being overweight could mean more muscle mass and not always excess fat in the body. Being too skinny can be just as dangerous as being too heavy - Being too thin is associated with risks like low muscle mass, low immunity, anaemia, osteoporosis, hair loss, and irregular periods. On A Final Note... Attempting to lose your weight instead of losing fat can have various negative effects on your body. Crash … [Read more...] about Weight Loss Vs Fat Loss: Which is Healthy For You?