Mens Health Month 

Be a Real Man and take care of yourself
When men are young, they think they are going to live forever – nothing is going to happen to them! It will happen to someone else, but it won’t happen to me!
As men get older they get into a pattern of reactive care. They don’t understand proactive health care. They don’t realize that they have their body for life and need to be in tune with their body and take care of it, and if they do they can dramatically improve the quality, and possibly the quantity of their life.
It may be fear, or denial that stops a man from seeking answers online or asking their doctor. Or maybe men need to realize that they are worth taking the time to seek the answers and advice.
Life is demanding and more is expected of men when it comes to physical strength and stamina. A man can adopt a few new habits now that will serve to ensure optimal energy and lasting good health.
Here are a few things you can start doing today!
1. Start reading labels
Women are the primary shoppers in the home and women have been the demographic target for food producers. More men need to start reading and understanding before they buy and consume. Food loaded with preservatives, chemicals and other flavor enhancers does not build health. Men need to learn to select healthy more nutrient-rich foods and snacks to reach optimal health.
2. Alternative energy
The majority of energy drinks on the market are designed for, and sold to men. Promising stamina and vigor, they are mostly loaded with sugar, sodium, and chemicals that negatively impact the body. Rather than reaching for energy drinks, men need to start seeking out lean high-protein foods and increase their exercise as a couple of ways to gain extra pep. Ginseng is great for energy.
3. Nourish the brain
Men rarely give much thought to their brains until their later years when they begin to consider the threat of developing Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s. Starting in early life to protect your brain by not smoking, moderate alcohol intake and regular physical activity will all have great benefit later in life. Additionally, consuming brain-enhancing foods such as pecans, salmon, and blueberries provide health protecting benefits to the brain.
4. Safe Sex
Safe sex is not just about using condoms. Get to know your partners and their sexual history. Condoms should be worn with any sexual contact. Being careful about whom you share your body with is a safeguard for your body and your health.

And remember…women like men who take care of themselves

Not Just Another Blog...Hopefully

Welcome to my first Blog Post. I will confide, I'm not exactly sure what to write here and since I'm rarely at loss for words, that's unusual! So bear with me while I get the hang of things.

First, an introduction: My name is Eliza M.T. Andrews, PT, WCS. The PT stands for Physical Therapist, the WCS is Women's Health Clinical Specialist. I am the founder and owner of Inspirit Therapy Associates, located in Green Bay, Wisconsin. I have been a PT for 19 years.  I was one of the first Board Certified Women's Health Clinical Specialists in Wisconsin, earning that designation in 2009 (the first year the certification was offered).

Inspirit Therapy Associates is an outpatient Physical and Occupational Therapy Clinic.  We are very different from many clinics.  Our focus is an expanded approach to treatment.  All of the methods we use to treat are "hands on".  We only treat one person at a time.  We have private treatment spaces--no "gym" here!  We also don't have any big exercise equipment.  But what we do have is the latest technology, the most current treatment approaches and some of the most experienced therapists in Northeast Wisconsin.

Our website has detailed information about all of the diagnoses we treat and the methods we use to treat them.  We have training in many very specialized modalities and I will share details about them here in the upcoming articles.

The intention of this blog is to share MEANINGFUL therapy and health related articles. Some things here will be original works--written by the staff at Inspirit and some may be re-posts. There really are a number of VERY good blogs out there, so from time to time I'm going to , with permission, share the wisdom of my fellow PTs and other professionals. I hope you will find it to be a good resource for easy to follow, helpful accurate information. Please let me know what topics you would like to see here, and I will do my best to follow through for you. For additional information, please check out our website at

Live as If you were going to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were going to live forever-- Ghandi



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