Archive for January 25, 2012

7 Tips to Better Sleeping


Feeling crabby lately? Or simply worn out? Perhaps the solution is better sleep.

Think about all the factors that can interfere with a good night’s sleep — from pressure at work and family responsibilities to unexpected challenges, such as layoffs, relationship issues or illnesses. It’s no wonder that quality sleep is sometimes elusive. 

Here at seven tips to a better night’s sleep: 

No. 1: Stick to a sleep schedule 

No. 2: Pay attention to what you eat and drink

No. 3: Create a bedtime ritual 

No. 4: Get comfortable 

No. 5: Limit daytime naps 

No. 6: Include physical activity in your daily routine 

No. 7: Manage stress


You’re not doomed to toss and turn every night. Consider these simple tips for better sleep.

Bicycling and other Exercises for Parkinson’s

Check out the article regarding bicycling and other exercises that may help people curb their Parkinson’s symtpoms.  The article is featured in the Washington Post National.  You can go to the news page on our website and click on the Article. The link will take you to the Washington Post National where the article is featu

Kelly Akers, PT runs in the Walt Disney Marathon

Congratulations to Kelly Akers!  She ran the Walt Disney marathon on Sunday, January 8, 2012.   There were 13, 478 runners that finished the race on a route that took the participants through the four parks with entertainment the whole way.  

Again, congratulations to Kelly for running the Walt Disney Marathon.

The Up Side “Quotes From Positive Thinkers”

“Winning does not always mean coming in first… real victory is in arriving at the finish line with no regrets because you know you’ve gone all out.”

“How we spend our days is how we spend our lives.”

“Spirituality isn’t static. It’s an evolving optimism that won’t let hardship get the best of you.”

“Beauty is not generic. Quite often, the thing that makes you memorable is the thing that makes you different.”

“Open your heart..Open it wide; someone is standing outside.”

Happy New Year from the staff of HPT. May 2012 bring everyone joy, happiness and peace.