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Fusion's Tips for Safely Shoveling Snow

Shoveling snow can contribute to a plethora of injuries to the spine (primarily low back), shoulders, and forearms. These issues typically are a result of excessive bending and twisting the body while carrying a heavy load. Let’s…
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Winter Blues Got You Feeling Down?

Winter Blues is a type of depression that occurs during the shortest, coldest, and darkest days of the year, but dissipates come spring.  According to the NIH, 14-20% of people experience some form of seasonal mood changes, while about 9%…
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My Personal Weight Loss Journey (Fourteenth in a Series)

Happy Tuesday everyone! Fourteen weeks have gone by since I started the journey, and it has been quite a ride. I will say that despite one or two hurdles, I feel like I am on the right path. Last week I weighed in at 205 pounds. Just one shy…
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My Personal Weight Loss Journey (Thirteenth in a Series)

Ok. In last weeks blog we discussed depression and how it can affect things like trying to lose weight. I had a bout of it that lasted a little longer than normal. As a result, I gained a little over a pound and a half. So, I took my own advice.…
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My Personal Weight Loss Journey (Twelfth in a Series)

My Personal Weight Loss Journey (Twelfth in a Series) I promised that I would keep this blog honest and true. That means there will be no sugar coating of anything. This week I would rather not write this, however, I made a promise…
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My Personal Weight Loss Journey (Eleventh in a Series)

Hello again. I hope all of you had a great week. I have been working on something that I am really excited about! I will share that with you in just a moment, but first the weekly update. Last week was not only weigh in day but also measurements.…
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My Personal Weight Loss Journey (Tenth in a Series)

Well, here it is. Ten weeks in the books. I started this journey off at 229 pounds being comfortable wearing size 3XL shirts. Last week’s weigh-in was 212 pounds. Those shirts now hang a little longer and a lot looser. I have discovered…
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My Personal Weight Loss Journey (Ninth in a Series)

Hello all. I hope everyone had a great holiday season. I took last week off to spend it with my family. I had such high expectations for everything I was going to accomplish now that I had the time to do so. Can you guess what happened? I…
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My Personal Weight Loss Journey (Eighth in a Series)

Hello all. Today will be a much shorter blog post as I am enjoying being on my first and only week of vacation this year. To those of you who have read my blogs thus far I want to thank you for coming along on this journey with me. If you…
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My Personal Weight Loss Journey (Seventh in a Series)

Last week I reported to you that I was stuck at 219 pounds. This week, I’m happy to announce that after getting stricter again with my diet and eating habits, my weigh-in was at 216 pounds. In the past seven weeks I have gone from 229 pounds…