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Bring On the New at Mettler!
Greetings! 
 

Each month we are excited to share new offers and programming and this month is no different. We have several new classes which have just launched or will this month. During the summer months we know you are busy and we are committed to providing efficient, early workouts so you can knock them out, and be ready for your day!

 

We also explore the subject of inflammation and how you may take steps to minimize chronic inflammation in your body. Finally, consider how the coupon at the end of this e-mail could help offset the cost of pursuing healing for any pain you may be experiencing.


Paul Mettler, PT, DPT
Owner/CEO
Inflammation: The Good, Bad, and Ugly
Inflammation: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

You may have heard it said, "inflammation is the root of all disease," but, not all inflammation is bad. While uncomfortable or even painful, short-term "acute" inflammation is actually necessary and normal for good health. It's your body's natural, protective response to damaged tissue and is the first stage of the healing process. Without inflammation, infections and wounds would never heal.

 

Chronic inflammation, also known as low-grade or systemic inflammation, is an unhealthy, over-response which can progress unnoticed for years. Physicians can detect silent inflammation by blood tests to identify high levels of c-reactive protein (CRP), a predictor of many diseases including type II diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Once identified, future tests may be needed to determine what's triggering the inflammation and prescribe treatment. 

 

Signs/Causes of Inflammation:

  • Localized redness, swelling, soreness/pain, and warmth
  • Loss of function
  • Thickening and scarring of connective tissue
  • A waist circumference above 35 inches for a woman and 40 inches for a man. The fat attached to your organs (visceral fat) is much more detrimental to your health than fat just below the skin (subcutaneous).
  • Lack of exercise
  • Stress
  • Hidden allergens from food or the environment


Keys to Reducing Inflammation:

  • Adopt a Mediterranean-style of eating: a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, more fish and less red meat.
  • Increase your consumption of omega-3 fatty acids which contain powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Top sources include flax, walnuts, wild salmon, and edemame.
  • Reduce the amount of saturated and trans fats, processed foods, refined flours, and sugar in your diet.
  • Sleep at least 7 to 9 hours each night.
  • Make time for recovery. Encourage healing through massage, foam rolling, icing, stretching, and eating right.
  • Exercise regularly to reduce your risk of future chronic inflammation. However, over-training can cause an acute inflammatory response in the body. As with most things, moderation is key.
  • Choose low-impact exercise such as the Power Plate®, which also desensitizes pain receptors.
  • Practice yoga to boost the body's anti-inflammatory hormone adiponectin, and reduce pro-inflammatory leptin.
  • Avoid smoking and excessive alcohol use.

 Have questions about inflammation and you? Ask an Expert!

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Upcoming Events 
6/9    Hot Yoga
6/16  Y.O.U.T.H.

View our class schedule for the most current information.
New Classes

Full of Life Cycle - A 30-minute low/moderate beginners class for seniors.

 

Triple 20 - Twenty minutes each of cycle, strength, and stretching.

 

Warm Yoga - A milder version of Hot Yoga, but emphasizing the same benefits.

 

Zumba® - A fun, easy-to-follow dance class on Friday mornings with Madeleine.

Water Fitness
Water Fitness

It's not too late to join in on the fun, water Fitness is just beginning!

 

Make a splash with us this summer at Lincolnshire Country Club's newly-remodeled pool. Water Fitness is an effective way to get fit while staying cool. This low-impact class is suitable for all ages and fitness levels and is especially suited for those who are older, just getting into exercise, or recovering from injury.

 

June 2 - August 28

Monday - Thursday

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

 

Punch Card: $50 Member/ $100 Non-member

 

Summer Pass: $150 Member/ $295 Non-member 

Physical Therapy Success Story

Meg Drennan had her left knee replaced in October, and her right knee in May.

In addition to wonderful care from her Doctors/Surgeons and the Grace of God; Meg gives a large amount of credit for her quick recovery to the work she did with Ben Kim, PT, Mettler Center.

Meg said, "Ben is a highly skilled Physical Therapist. He did a great job of keeping me on task as well as guiding me to pace myself for optimal healing."

Massage Packages

Be on the lookout for new massage packages arriving this summer and really spoil yourself or someone you love! 

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