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Exercise

In many ways, gravity has some long-term negative effects on our bodies. A great way to overcome that is to include strength training in your weekly exercise routine. This combination is critical across the age spectrum from teens to senior citizens. Any physical activity has a positive influence on your overall health and it’s critical to have a balance between both aerobic and muscular strength training. Regular strength training has a positive influence on your muscles, bones and joints.

For those of you who may not have an active exercise routine, a first goal should be to simply reduce your amount of inactivity. New research supports that even a single episode of exercise has a significant beneficial effect on your brain activity. The greater the intensity of the workout, the more significant the positive impact on neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine and epinephrine, which are all naturally produced within our bodies. Scientists refer to these as endogenous opioids or “feel good” substances, which can lead to a true natural high!

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Building muscle without the use of weights, also known as body weight training, can be very effective. Regardless of the equipment you use, the key is to place your muscles under tension by using resistance and progressive overload. The classic routine of body weight training includes squats, pull-ups, chin-ups, sit-ups and lunges. There are many interesting ways to expand on these basic principles and I encourage everyone to learn a little bit more about closed kinetic chain exercises (CKCE).  Regardless of which method you ultimately choose, if you stick with a brief weekly routine, the benefits can be immense and help you maintain flexibility, alertness, prevent loss of bone minerals and maintain critical muscle mass.

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Yoga can be an excellent way to reduce or eliminate the use of over-the-counter or prescription pain medicine to treat your back pain. A recent study indicates that those who suffered from chronic low back pain and participated in activities such as tai chi, yoga and massage had a significant reduction (greater than 50 %) in the dependence upon medication! Yoga offers more tangible benefits without increasing the risk of worsening the underlying condition or injury. If you never participated in yoga previously, be sure to attend a class with a certified instructor who will properly guide you with the appropriate poses and relaxation techniques so you’ll have a greater chance of success in reducing back pain.

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Exercise

In many ways, gravity has some long-term negative effects on our bodies. A great way to overcome that is to include strength training in your weekly exercise routine. This combination is critical across the age spectrum from teens to senior citizens. Any physical activity has a positive influence on your overall health and it’s critical to have a balance between both aerobic and muscular strength training. Regular strength training has a positive influence on your muscles, bones and joints.

For those of you who may not have an active exercise routine, a first goal should be to simply reduce your amount of inactivity. New research supports that even a single episode of exercise has a significant beneficial effect on your brain activity. The greater the intensity of the workout, the more significant the positive impact on neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine and epinephrine, which are all naturally produced within our bodies. Scientists refer to these as endogenous opioids or “feel good” substances, which can lead to a true natural high!

Category: Exercise

Building muscle without the use of weights, also known as body weight training, can be very effective. Regardless of the equipment you use, the key is to place your muscles under tension by using resistance and progressive overload. The classic routine of body weight training includes squats, pull-ups, chin-ups, sit-ups and lunges. There are many interesting ways to expand on these basic principles and I encourage everyone to learn a little bit more about closed kinetic chain exercises (CKCE).  Regardless of which method you ultimately choose, if you stick with a brief weekly routine, the benefits can be immense and help you maintain flexibility, alertness, prevent loss of bone minerals and maintain critical muscle mass.

Category: Exercise

Yoga can be an excellent way to reduce or eliminate the use of over-the-counter or prescription pain medicine to treat your back pain. A recent study indicates that those who suffered from chronic low back pain and participated in activities such as tai chi, yoga and massage had a significant reduction (greater than 50 %) in the dependence upon medication! Yoga offers more tangible benefits without increasing the risk of worsening the underlying condition or injury. If you never participated in yoga previously, be sure to attend a class with a certified instructor who will properly guide you with the appropriate poses and relaxation techniques so you’ll have a greater chance of success in reducing back pain.

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"I needed to take my two boys in to be seen today and we just moved to the neighborhood so I googled the nearest urgent care and boy am I so glad I did because this is the BEST urgent care that I have ever been to!! They were super fast and got us seen right away. The nurse made my sons laugh and feel comfortable the whole time. The doctor was very thorough and really connected with my boys which calmed their nerves. They even gave my sons a prize for coming in! Thank you for being so kind and thorough in this fast paced world!! You guys are awesome!"

Deshon - Google review

Lakes Urgent Care
5
2020-07-20T11:13:48-04:00

Deshon - Google review

"I needed to take my two boys in to be seen today and we just moved to the neighborhood so I googled the nearest urgent care and boy am I so glad I did because this is the BEST urgent care that I have ever been to!! They were super fast and got us seen right away. The nurse made my sons laugh and feel comfortable the whole time. The doctor was very thorough and really connected with my boys which calmed their nerves. They even gave my sons a prize for coming in! Thank you for being so kind and thorough in this fast paced world!! You guys are awesome!"
"Super clean, they take your temperature before you walk in. I saw the staff clean everything after every patient. The staff and doctor were so great today! Thank you for servicing our community! Highly recommended!"

Stephanie - Facebook review

Lakes Urgent Care
5
2020-07-20T10:41:37-04:00

Stephanie - Facebook review

"Super clean, they take your temperature before you walk in. I saw the staff clean everything after every patient. The staff and doctor were so great today! Thank you for servicing our community! Highly recommended!"
"My minor daughter, my elderly mom and myself went here this morning @ 10am and from the intake worker to the nursing staff and Doctors we have never been treated so kindly at any other ER. Very friendly, compassionate staff. They even let all three of us go into one exam room and treat all of us as a family unit! We all three highly recommended Lakes Urgent Care!"

Kimberly - Facebook review

Lakes Urgent Care
5
2020-07-20T10:36:23-04:00

Kimberly - Facebook review

"My minor daughter, my elderly mom and myself went here this morning @ 10am and from the intake worker to the nursing staff and Doctors we have never been treated so kindly at any other ER. Very friendly, compassionate staff. They even let all three of us go into one exam room and treat all of us as a family unit! We all three highly recommended Lakes Urgent Care!"
"They were incredibly fast to get us back and taken care of and super professional when I had questions. I can’t say enough good things! Thank you Lakes Urgent Care in Livonia for being so professional, quick and clean!! It’s worth the drive if you’re in Southeast Michigan. Definitely our urgent care of choice!!"


Whitney - Facebook review

Lakes Urgent Care
5
2020-07-20T10:43:28-04:00

Whitney - Facebook review

"They were incredibly fast to get us back and taken care of and super professional when I had questions. I can’t say enough good things! Thank you Lakes Urgent Care in Livonia for being so professional, quick and clean!! It’s worth the drive if you’re in Southeast Michigan. Definitely our urgent care of choice!!"
"I woke up Sunday with severe vertigo. After calling my PCP I decided I couldn't wait and went to Lakes Urgent Care Livonia. They got me in quickly, did a thorough exam and sent in a prescription to my pharmacy. The doctor explained everything to me in a manner I could understand. I have complete confidence in the doctor. Also, I felt safe (coronavirus) and everyone was pleasant and helpful. Additionally, the doctor made a follow up phone call to check on me! I'm happy to say the medicine prescribed is working great!"

Cindy - Google review

Lakes Urgent Care
5
2020-07-20T11:33:19-04:00

Cindy - Google review

"I woke up Sunday with severe vertigo. After calling my PCP I decided I couldn't wait and went to Lakes Urgent Care Livonia. They got me in quickly, did a thorough exam and sent in a prescription to my pharmacy. The doctor explained everything to me in a manner I could understand. I have complete confidence in the doctor. Also, I felt safe (coronavirus) and everyone was pleasant and helpful. Additionally, the doctor made a follow up phone call to check on me! I'm happy to say the medicine prescribed is working great!"
"Needed care for my 93 yr old Father in Law during Covid pandemic. We were not infected but he needed a simple procedure. Their complete screening process before entering Clinic dispersed any worries we had. Everything went great. Huge effort to ensure everybody's health and safety. Well done."

Aaron - Facebook review

Lakes Urgent Care
5
2020-07-20T10:44:59-04:00

Aaron - Facebook review

"Needed care for my 93 yr old Father in Law during Covid pandemic. We were not infected but he needed a simple procedure. Their complete screening process before entering Clinic dispersed any worries we had. Everything went great. Huge effort to ensure everybody's health and safety. Well done."
"This place was awesome! Phone etiquette was amazing and they accommodated me last minute. Once I was there the environment was clean, staff was really nice informative and even with everything going on with this pandemic they were very attentive and professional. Super helpful and even though I went just for testing the doctor made sure to stop in and answer any questions I had. I’d recommend this place for any urgent needs!"

Andrea - Google review

Lakes Urgent Care
5
2020-07-20T10:46:23-04:00

Andrea - Google review

"This place was awesome! Phone etiquette was amazing and they accommodated me last minute. Once I was there the environment was clean, staff was really nice informative and even with everything going on with this pandemic they were very attentive and professional. Super helpful and even though I went just for testing the doctor made sure to stop in and answer any questions I had. I’d recommend this place for any urgent needs!"
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