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The Sequoia Advisor

IN THIS ISSUE                                                               January 1th 2016

  • Try These Four Steps to Better Health in 2016! 
  • Up and Coming Health and Fitness Events
  • Learn About Our Community Fall Prevntion Screening Program
  • Video... Sara Meeks, PT Talks About The LivMD Benefits
  • Posture Perfect!TM  Gift Certificates

Feel Better... Live Better

Want to Feel Better? Try These Four Steps to Better Health in 2016!
by Woody McMahon

Starting the New Year Off Right! 
Nobody likes to feel poorly nor should they have to. Having just rolled into a new year, you might be thinking about trying to feel better. Maybe you want to try to
eat better, lose some weight or get in better physical condition. Or possibly getting a good night's sleep is high on your priority list. Tackling a nagging health condition such as a painful back, poor balance or osteoporosis would also be a good way to start the new year. Whatever your particular challenge or goal, finding a workable solution is easier than you think. I have developed a four step process that, when followed, can help you feel better faster. Let me show you how.  

Step 1 Get the Ball Rolling By Trying Something Different  
It has been said that "doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result is the definition of insanity." When it comes to better health, you may be unintentionally
undermining your good intentions by resisting taking a different approach. It could be as simple as changing eating habits, improving posture, increasing exercise time and modifying your attitude towards life. Change can be scary because it is unfamiliar and many times requires a leap of faith that is outside of your comfort zone. Feeling better is not a complicated process but it does require a willingness to let go of the old (that is not working) and try something new that will work.

Step 2 Make Time for Yourself
In this day and age, physical and mental neglect are more the rule than the exception. Doing for others and not for yourself is a recipe for health disaster. The root cause of most health challenges can be traced back to personal neglect. Poor sleep habits, high stress living, insufficient or missing exercise time, unhealthy eating and not tending to your mental health can all lead to an unhealthy you. Scientific studies all point to regular exercise as one fo the most important steps to caring for yourself. Getting into an exercise program that is right for you is the key.  

Step 3 Reduce Stress to Lessen Its Impact on Your Health
Stress has an insidious effect on your body and mind. Left uncontrolled, stress actually modifies the physical structures of your DNA and causes premature aging. Stress also promotes the release of stress hormones that can lead to an increase in pain, slow healing and recovery times, contribute to osteopenia and osteoporosis, diabetes and heart problems. It is important to learn and practice simple,
daily stress reduction techniques to lessen stresses impact on your body and mind.     

Step 4 Seek Help and Support
Change is nearly impossible with out professional and family help and support. An outside perspective makes it easier for you to see the forest for the trees. Your family and/or friends can offer encouragement as you try to make changes and feel better. You have opened your mind to change, made time for yourself and started to rein in your stress. Now it is time to build your support team. A knowledgeable professional can be of great assistance in helping provide accurate information,
offering accountability and motivation and fine-tuning of your plan. Friends, family and loved ones can also greatly assist in the day to day process. You are still the team leader but they help cover your back. 

The next time you are ready to feel better of have a health or fitness challenge, try my four step process. You will find it much easier than you ever imagined to solve your challenge and reach your goal of feeling great.  

Would you like to improve your health but don't know where to start?
How about an exercise program that alleviates pain and strengthens your bones? Do you have weight problems but are tired of dieting? I provide an easy to follow program without the gimmicks or fads. You'll also get the education, motivation and accountability necessary to improve your health while helping you feel and look your best. Please call Woody McMahon for a no cost strategy session at 703-628-2880 or email to woody@sequoiahealth.com.

Up and Coming Events

Free Weights Friday (FWF)... Fridays at 10 am
Free Weight Friday is a small group training class that offers a complete, functional whole body strengthening program. This is an ongoing class that blends dumbbells and medicine balls, whole body movements, dynamic warm-up, balance activities, stretching and brain exercises all in one. FWF incorporates the latest and safest techniques to help improve bone health, sports performance, cardiovascular fitness, balance and coordination. Call for more information and registrations.

Whack-it!TM Lessons and Leagues Starting in February
The History of Whack-it!TM
After playing and teaching tennis and racquetball for years, I realized that many people reach a point in their lives that they either do not or cannot play games like tennis, Pickleball, volleyball or racquetball. All these games provide superior strengthening to the heart, lungs, balance systems and brain over treadmills, stationary bicycles and elliptical trainers. I needed to invent a game that was softer, gentler on the body and more social but still provided all of the health and fitness benefits. The game I invented is called
Whack-it!TM. Call for more information and registrations. Read More>>> 

Well Woman Workshops... Coming in February
A series of three two hour small group workshops offering the ultimate in healthy lifestyle and self improvement programming. These workshops provide real world solutions for stressed and time pressured women of all ages. You will learn basic skills in the best exercise strategies for your body; stress reduction techniques to calm your mind and improve sleep quality and healthy eating habits and food choices to fuel your brain and body. We’ve assembled all of the healthy lifestyle tools necessary for women to begin the rebuilding process from the inside out. Call for more information and registrations.

Fall Prevention and Screening at Congregation Beth Emeth...

Fall Screening and Prevention Program! 

Starting in January, Sequoia Health and Fitness and Congregation Beth Emeth in Herndon are partnering to offer a community Fall Prevention Program. All educational workshops, screening events and fall prevention classes will be open to the general public. For more information please contact Woody McMahon at 703.628.2880 or email to woody@sequoiahealth.com. We are seeking additional Fall Prevention partners in the Fairfax, Loudoun and Arlington counties. Please contact me for more information.

A Commitment to Fall Prevention
At Sequoia Health we are committed to helping our clients and the community prevent falls and fractures. Problems with your balance can occur at any age and generally develop slowly over time. Better balance and a stronger body are THE KEYS to preventing falls, fractures and improving the quality of your life. To read more about our fall prevention program and testing go to http://www.sequoiahealth.com/falls_screening.

Virginia Fall Prevention Coalition
We have joined the Virginia Fall Prevention Coalition that is a part of a national Falls Free initiative started in 2006 by the NCOA. As a part of the coalition, we will offer free balance testing at our office in Herndon and at selected partner sites throughout Northern Virginia. We will also hold regular falls prevention workshops and balance classes to help people reduce their fear of falling, enhance their balance and increase the quality of their lives. Call for more information about becoming a partner site.

Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance
We are offering one of the best falls prevention programs in the world. What makes this program so unique is that it has been shown through scientific and clinical research papers to reduce the frequency of falls by over 50%. Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance modifies eight traditional Tai Chi movements and creates a unique, therapeutic balance system. The movements and activities integrate motor, sensory and cognitive components to improve postural control, balance, gait and enhance performance of daily functional tasks and mobility for older adults. The classes are especially helpful for those who have movement and cognitive impairments and balance challenges such as Parkinson's and Alzheimers's disease.

Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance is a 2 hour a week, 24 week program. It has the potential to prevent and manage various diseases by improving balance, circulation, coordination, confidence, well-being and quality of life in middle-aged and older adults. It is a great addition to the CDC recommended goal of participating in 150 minutes of regular exercise per week.

To introduce as many people as possible to thos wonderful program, I am offering FREE introductory classes for the Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance functional therapy program. 

For more information please contact Woody McMahon at 703-628-2880 or by email to woody@sequoiahealth.com.



Falls & Fractures!
We Can Help You Stay Safe!

A Simple 10 Minute Test That Can Save Your Life!

Our Falls Prevention Screening offers three simple tests that can accurately predict your risk of falls, future mobility and balance that can lead to fractures and other injuries. These tests are a part of the CDC- STEADI Falls Prevention Program. Once you know your score and risk level, we'll help you create a falls prevention and balance program to reduce your risk of falling. You can practice these simple activities at home or join one of our Falls Prevention Classes.

To lean more go to Falls Prevention Screening and watch the videos that demonstrate the tests that we will use in your screening. For more information or to schedule your screening contact Woody McMahon at 703.628.2880 or email to woody@sequoiahealth.com.   

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Sara Meeks, PT Talks About the Benefits of the LivMD

LivMD Updates

A New LivMD Testimonial Showing Bone Density Test Improvement

Customer writes in to Marodyne

2015-10

I changed many things since my first DEXA scan in July 2009 – among them:

  • diet
  • exercise including working out with a 32 lb weight vest
  • philosophy
  • mechanical

Acquiring a Marodyne LIV tablet, which was delivered to me about Nov, 2013, falls into that mechanical category.  I have been using it faithfully at least once a day for 10 minutes since then.  My most recent DEXA scan [Sept 2015] shows the following results, which are all
“Trend:  POSITIVE % change since previous DEXA scan [Feb 2013]”:how livmd works
L1-L4                       15.5%
Right Femur Total   17.9%   *
Left Femur Total      10.6%

* My Right Femur bone density was decreasing at an alarming rate, and the only thing I was doing, which was one sided,  was that I drive mostly by myself, so I was getting in and out of the car using my left leg.  So for the past 2 years, to compensate, I make myself get in and out of the car using only my right leg at least half the time.
I’m sure the Marodyne LIV tablet has played a significant part in this most recent DEXA report results.
I just wanted you to know, and express my deepest thanks for the LIV tablet product.  Thanks in part to your research and product, and in part to my consistency, tenacity, and multi-faceted approach, I’m very happy to report that my bone density is now the same as, or slightly better than, when I started on this journey 6 years ago!

Thank you all Marodyne Medical team!!

- See more at: http://livmd.us/customer-writes-in-to-marodyne#sthash.VlpiKR4g.dpuf

Customer writes in to Marodyne

2015-10

I changed many things since my first DEXA scan in July 2009 – among them:

  • diet
  • exercise including working out with a 32 lb weight vest
  • philosophy
  • mechanical

Acquiring a Marodyne LIV tablet, which was delivered to me about Nov, 2013, falls into that mechanical category.  I have been using it faithfully at least once a day for 10 minutes since then.  My most recent DEXA scan [Sept 2015] shows the following results, which are all
“Trend:  POSITIVE % change since previous DEXA scan [Feb 2013]”:how livmd works
L1-L4                       15.5%
Right Femur Total   17.9%   *
Left Femur Total      10.6%

* My Right Femur bone density was decreasing at an alarming rate, and the only thing I was doing, which was one sided,  was that I drive mostly by myself, so I was getting in and out of the car using my left leg.  So for the past 2 years, to compensate, I make myself get in and out of the car using only my right leg at least half the time.
I’m sure the Marodyne LIV tablet has played a significant part in this most recent DEXA report results.
I just wanted you to know, and express my deepest thanks for the LIV tablet product.  Thanks in part to your research and product, and in part to my consistency, tenacity, and multi-faceted approach, I’m very happy to report that my bone density is now the same as, or slightly better than, when I started on this journey 6 years ago!

Thank you all Marodyne Medical team!!

- See more at: http://livmd.us/customer-writes-in-to-marodyne#sthash.VlpiKR4g.dpuf

Here is a link to another excellent LivMD customer testimonial that talks about significant increases in bone density scores by using the LivMD. http://livmd.us/customer-writes-in-to-marodyne

More Volunteers Need for Our LivMD
Investigational Study

We are conducting an investigation study of the Marodyne LivMD Low Intensity Vibration device. We are looking for a wide range of study participants with a broad set of health conditions. The study will collect a variety of information from the volunteers to assess the effectiveness of the LivMD for:

  • Improving Circulation
  • Restoring motion to joints
  • Redeveloping muscles
  • Assisting as an adjunct treatment for obesity
  • Relieving aches and pains throughout the body

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer study participant, please contact Woody McMahon at 703.628.2880 or email to woody@sequoiahealth.com.

Give the Gift of Health!
Posture Perfect!TM Classes...

Looking for the perfect healthy birthday gift for someone? Consider purchasing a gift certificate for one or several Posture Perfect!TM classes. Gift certificate amounts start at $25. This is the perfect gift, the gift of health, to give to someone you love.

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Continued Good Health,

Woody

Woody McMahon
The Sequoia Advisor


Sequoia Health and Fitness, Inc.
483A Carlisle Drive
Herndon, VA
20170

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