700,000 knee replacements each year [1].400,000 ACL Repairs [2]. A total of 2.5 million knee sports injuries each year [3]. So many surgeries and so many active lives turned upside down, at least for a little while. So how do these knee patients get back to living a normal life?

Having worked with hundreds of knee patients as a Patient Recovery Coach at Halley Orthopedics/X10Therapy, I have identified a few key strategies to returning to health and athletics after knee surgery:

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We tend to think of meditation as sitting in locust pose and chanting “Ohm,” but that’s just one of an endless stream of options. First, consider what meditation even is. Meditation is, simply and complexly, awareness. It’s a form of mono-tasking where outside “noise” is blocked, and that takes extreme effort. Some yogis say that a successful life of meditation will consist of just a few moment of true meditation—if you’re lucky. In other words, it’s truly a practice and not a destination.
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Nutrition isn’t just something you practice when it’s nice outside. A true health plan needs to work year-round. Sure, with the abundance of sunny days and fresh produce, it’s easy to be motivated to stay fit during the spring and summer, but as the days turn short and cold, you’ll need to know how to maximize your time and energy.

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Creating healthy habits is a challenge for most people, despite plenty of good intentions. People’s lives are busy these days with work commitments, family needs, and other relationships that need nurturing, and oftentimes one’s own health gets pushed aside. No matter the reasons for leaning on unhealthy habits, it is possible to create healthy ones and make them stick.

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The food choices that you make today will have an effect on your future health. Approximately 33.8 percent of American adults are obese because of their unhealthy eating habits. A poor and unhealthy diet can lead to numerous serious diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, and high blood pressure. When you eat well, not only does it help you maintain a healthy weight, but it also improves your mood and boosts your energy. Here are five healthy eating tips to ensure that you lead a healthy and happy lifestyle:

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When you think of your health and fitness journey what comes to mind? Is it the sweet taste of victory or the painful reminder of constant defeat?

The simplest way to live a healthier lifestyle is to start preparing for your future today. With a little self-control, endurance, and planning, you can really have a year-round, healthy lifestyle plan that works for you.
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