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Concussion Recovery: The Zesty Life TBI rehab strategy

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What to do when your melon gets whacked

This summer an unexpected waterskiing accident left me with severe whiplash, five stitches in the back of my skull, a compressed occipital nerve, a puncture in my neck that nearly hit an artery, a punctured eardrum and a pretty nasty concussion.

Concussions suck. They demand a lengthy recovery, prolonged down time and they affect many aspects of your life including mobility, career, relationships and finances. Mild traumatic brain injuries (also called TBI’s) an invisible injury that has no fixed timeline for recovery—Now, before you get too meloncholy, I’ve got some tips that helped me get through my concussion in about four weeks. Continue Reading…

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Zzzesty Sleep: Interview with sleep expert Victor H. Javeri

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Are you good in bed?

Being an expert in the sack requires practice, dedication and an enthusiasm for improvement. It takes more than nutrition and physical training to perform at your peak—you need sleep. More than you think! Professional sleep expert Victor H. Javeri Jr., PhD, RPSGT, CSE tells Zesty Life why athletes should make sleep a priority in their daily training.

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Health Tips/ Wellness/ Zesty Adventures

Zesty Multi-tool: Emotional maintenance 101

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Deal with your emotions or they’re bound to bubble up later

Just like your bike, your body needs regular maintenance and a lotta­ love. It’s important to take care of ourselves and not ignore problems—or they’ll get bigger and more expensive.

When life throws us obstacles, it’s helpful to have some tools in our back pocket. Here are a few tips for maintaining your mental, emotional and physical well-being. Continue Reading…