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Health & Wellness Tips

Numerous studies have shown that eating breakfast can help decrease your appetite, help you eat less, improve your memory, prevent Type 2 Diabetes, and help you lose weight. Eating healthy does not have to be a hassle. Consider picking up a box of mason jars and trying out overnight oats. With just a little bit of prep, a delicious and nutritious breakfast can be ready when you are.

Quick-fix Formula

Combine 1/2 cup old fashioned oats with a pinch of salt and 3/4 cup of liquid - milk, water, almond milk, and even coffee are good options. If you like a thicker texture, you can stir in chia seeds, yogurt, or ricotta cheese. Layer or mix your desired add-ins. Seal your jars and refrigerate overnight, at least 8 hours. To serve, open your jar, heat through in microwave, and add toppings, if desired.

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At-Home Exercises to Build Strength and Help You Be Your Best

Physical therapy helps people of all ages reach their best physical potential under the watchful care of specially trained healthcare professionals. Whether dealing with a medical condition, illness, or injury, physical therapy at any of Kaweah Health’s physical therapy locations can improve a patient’s ability to move and function regularly. Our licensed physical therapists create customized therapy programs that can help people return to healthy activities and make lifestyle changes that improve their overall health and well-being. That includes teaching you exercises that can be performed in the comfort of your living room.

When life gets busy and you can’t make it in to one of our physical therapy offices, exercising at home is a great way to keep your body healthy, meet your fitness goals, and prevent further injury. Now, let’s get physical!

Water Safety

Sunny days are here to stay! When summertime arrives, many people look forward to taking a refreshing dip in the water to cool off on hot days. During the valley’s hot summer months, swimming becomes an extremely popular recreational activity. As the snow melts in the Sequoias and fills our lakes and rivers, people pack their swimsuits and make their way up the hills to splash around. But before those long summer days lounging by the lake or pool arrive, it’s important to remember how to stay safe around water.

Water safety is as simple as A, B, C… Always Be Careful! Follow these safety actions whenever you are in, on, or around water:

  • Swim in designated areas supervised by lifeguards.
  • Always swim with a buddy. Do not allow anyone to swim alone, even at a public pool or lifeguarded beach. The buddy system saves lives!
  • Ensure that everyone in the family learns to swim well. Enroll non-swimmers in age-appropriate swim lessons.
  • Never leave a young child unattended near water and do not trust a child’s life to another child; teach children to always ask permission to go near water.
  • Have young children or inexperienced swimmers wear U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets around water, but do not rely on life jackets alone.
  • Avoid alcohol use. Alcohol impairs judgment, balance and coordination; affects swimming and diving skills; and reduces the body’s ability to stay warm.

Drowning can happen in an instant, but practicing water safety can reduce the chances of experiencing a tragedy. Making safety a top priority will help you and your loved ones stay safe and have fun all summer long.