Finding fitness motivation in the new year
For many of us, ringing in the new year can be an ideal time to reset health and nutrition goals. We recently looked to a member of our Clinic Sofia community, Shannon Schritz, for her expert advice on setting and following through on some actionable goals in establishing a fitness routine. Shannon is owner of BzBodyFitness, a boutique studio in Eden Prairie offering fitness training and nutrition consulting.
Allie’s Corner: Autoimmune Diseases
You are probably already familiar with autoimmune diseases – where the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells and tissues – such as type 1 diabetes, celiac disease, multiple sclerosis, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and psoriasis. They can affect multiple organs and produce signs and symptoms that range from fatigue to rashes to swelling to digestive issues, often making diagnosis difficult.
Clinic Sofia Hosts Third Annual Crimson Kits Drive
Supporting women in the community who may not have access to the products they need during their period, Clinic Sofia is hosting its third-annual “Crimson Kits” drive, collecting period products to donate to Haven Housing and People Serving People ahead of the holidays. Last year, Clinic Sofia collected enough supplies to support approximately 30 women through their periods for a full year.
Aging and Metabolism
Metabolism slows as we age because of hormone imbalances (too much stress, too little sleep and elevated insulin can all contribute to less-than-optimal metabolism) as well as something called sarcopenia, the loss of muscle mass and increased percentage of fat stored in the body.
Clinic Sofia Turns 15!
Clinic Sofia is celebrating its 15th anniversary this month! As if this weren’t wonderful enough, we have three amazing employees who have been with us from the very beginning!
Patient Surveys: Why we do them and how you can help
If you’ve been to Clinic Sofia recently, you have received a patient satisfaction survey. We want to take this opportunity to thank all of you who have completed the surveys and also share some information about how we use the information.