• Peggy

Now is the time for fun in the sun at the beach, river, mountains, or backyard. Active Wellness is here for you, whether you like gardening, kayaking, fishing, or hiking. Stay active!

Below are a few tips for staying healthy in hot weather.

  1. Stay hydrated. Drink a glass of water before venturing out into heat. Bring your own water bottle along.

  2. Wear loose, breathable, and light colored clothing.

  3. Do more strenuous activities in the morning or evening when the temperature is cooler.

  4. Check on family, neighbors, and friends to make sure they have water, fans or air conditioning.

  5. Remember pets as they will need shade, water, and maybe a sprinkler.

  6. Eat light with salads and sandwiches, veggies with dip. Avoid turning on the oven or stove by using the outdoor barbecue to keep the house cooler.

  7. Benton County maintains cooling centers when the weather gets too hot; check the website at Cooling Centers | Benton County Oregon.

Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention (2017) Hot weather tips. Retrieved from Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Illness | Natural Disasters and Severe Weather | CDC

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Finally, time to get outside again!

Gardeners are sharpening blades and returning outside to clear weeds and sow some seeds. Spring time in the Willamette valley is a wonderful site after the cloudy drizzle of winter. Whether new to gardening or tending to an elaborately landscaped yard, the right tools can help to provide relief. One of my favorite yard tools is a ratcheting pruner - it makes slicing through thicker branches easier on the hand. The ratcheting mechanism reduces the grip force needed with pruning or for cutting branches to fit into the yard debris bin. Look at the hinge on the tool for the extra hinge that makes all the difference. Check with a local garden supply store or online stores for ratcheting pruners. The right tools help to keep your hands in shape for more weeding, planting, and lawn mowing. Let's get the yard in shape for barbeque time this summer!

Feeling sore after all that yardwork?

Contact Active Wellness LLC at 541-286-5445

We are here to help you stay active!


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Active Wellness LLC is eager to move on from 2020 and into 2021; how about you? With Valentine's Day approaching, this note is full of gratitude, highlights for 2021, and tips for setting up a home office. Our gratitude to those who attended Active Wellness for treatment in 2020, whether for a single evaluation or several sessions of treatment. We are looking forward to helping more Corvallis area residents in 2021. Interested in learning more about Active Wellness, please call our office!

New changes for Active Wellness LLC in 2021 are highlighted below.

  • Silver Lining Adjustments now provides billing and bookkeeping service! With years of experience, Tameka will manage insurance payments and patient accounts. Please feel confident to coordinate with her for your account with Active Wellness.

  • Telehealth is available for evaluation or treatment sessions, providing a secure resource for Oregon residents. If you are working from home, know that hand therapy is accessible with minimal schedule disruption. Telehealth provides the best access to care while minimizing Covid 19 exposure.

  • Silver Ring Splints provide stability to thumb and finger joints. Active Wellness LLC has the tools and experience to fit these special splints. Call the office to learn more.

  • Active Wellness LLC has a YouTube channel. Interested in finding out about occupational therapy or hand therapy? See the videos via the links below. Special thanks to pre-OT students for their help and support with these videos!

Active Wellness - YouTube

The tips below are especially for those using a computer station, working or studying from home.

  1. Keep your feet flat on the floor. This provides stability, especially in a rolling chair. If needed, use a footrest to support your feet.

  2. A chair that positions your knees and hips at a right angle (90 degrees) is best.

  3. An adjustable table or computer station may allow for seated or standing position when using the computer.

  4. The top of your computer screen should be positioned at eye level. A window near the computer station allows a break from the computer screen, giving your eyes a rest.

  5. When videoconferencing, keep a light in front of your face for good visibility.

  6. Use of earbuds or head set eases the strain from holding a phone.

Still having trouble, call Active Wellness LLC for a consultation at 541-286-5445.

See more tips and information via SAIF, Oregon worker's compensation insurance at the link below.

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