Life Hack: Make Your Bed (almost every day)

As a parent of 2 young girls, I am forever trying to provide them with sage like wisdom. One of the easiest ones for them to follow, is making their beds. No, they don’t do it every day. However, every day that they do, I always smile when THEY notice the feeling they get when they return to their rooms after a long day of school and extracurricular activities. Making your bed every morning may seem like an unbearable feat, especially as you rush to get out the door in the morning. But a study from researchers at the Princeton University Neuroscience Institute found that an unorganized environment restricts your ability to focus and process information. While making your bed doesn’t necessarily declutter, it does give your bedroom a calmer, more put-together look that focuses your mindset to take on the day and calms you when you return home later.

Please Hold the R.I.C.E.

By Drew Freedman | December 3, 2022

Please Hold the R.I.C.E. I have been in the rehabilitation field since 1992. Since the very beginning I was always told that when treating an acute injury you should follow the age old acronym of R.I.C.E. or Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. The concept was originally introduced by one of the most respected names in…

Have a Brettzel!

By Drew Freedman | November 30, 2022

Have a Brettzel! In the world of flexibility and stretching, there are a bevy of stretches that have likely been shown to you over the years. It’s hard to remember them if you don’t consistently do them and the ones you likely DO recall are the ones that are probably easiest for YOU to perform.…

Take 5: A Stress Break

By Drew Freedman | November 4, 2022

Take 5: A Stress Break I will be the first in line to inform you of the benefits of a 60 minute massage treatment. However, what if your massage is not scheduled for another week or worse, not even scheduled? Well, as a firm believer and trumpeter of self-care, here is a pretty neat trick…

Is it a Muscle Cramp or Muscle Strain?

By Drew Freedman | November 4, 2022

Is it a Muscle Cramp or Muscle Strain? Last week when my daughter walked in from cheerleading practice, I noticed her limping. When I asked her why she was limping, she went on to explain what I often hear and have seen from my athletes.  Having been fortunate to evade serious injuries until this point…

Work From Home Hacks!

By Drew Freedman | April 13, 2020

With so many of you experiencing a new work environment, you are probably starting to notice that many of the chronic aches and pains you had experienced in the past at work on a daily basis, have seemingly disappeared. In their place however, are a new set of sensations we are experiencing due to such…

How to Fold a Fitted Sheet

By Drew Freedman | February 14, 2020

Have a ‘sheety’ Valentine’s Day! Today is Valentine’s Day, otherwise known to most as a #greetingcardholiday.  As I walked out of CVS this morning, I laughed at the people who were fighting for position in the greeting card aisle.  Valentine’s Day is about showing love for someone in your life, not elbowing strangers while cursing…

Happiness is Contagious

By Drew Freedman | December 10, 2019

Happiness is Contagious Maybe mom was right. Research suggests that surrounding yourself with friends and family who are happy can actually increase your own happiness. Scientists at Harvard University and the University of California, San Diego, found that emotions, particularly happiness, have a viral effect in how they spread from one person to another. For…

De-stressing the Commute

By Drew Freedman | October 31, 2019

De-stressing the Commute Turning Road Rage into Road Sage The average American commuter spends an hour a day driving to and from work. During this stressful, stop-and-go time, it’s likely that blood pressure increases, adrenaline begins pumping, and muscles constrict and tighten. By the time you get home, you’re wiped out and grumpy, and you…

What’s the Scoop on your Poop?

By Drew Freedman | October 31, 2019

What’s the Scoop on your Poop? Being the father of two girls, I know I have my work cut out for me. I have come to accept that there are lessons that I can teach my children and there are others lessons they will simply have to learn through personal experience. One of the lessons…

Halloween Hacked!

By Drew Freedman | October 2, 2019

Halloween Hacked Check out these simple hacks! Who among us doesn’t love Halloween. If I am being honest, it used to be me!  You see, I typically found myself in trouble around this time of year when I was in grammar school.  Let’s just say that I wasn’t always motivated to do what was asked…