Need a bit of lifestyle inspiration? We are here to motivate you to be the best version of yourself, by providing resources and advice for your overall well-being! A healthy family, is a happy family, whether it be for the individual, couples, or the entire household. Your health-physically, spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and socially-are important to make life rich and fulfilling for all involved. Check out some of our featured contributors below, and follow them on social media to learn more about living a healthy lifestyle.
Healthy Lifestyle Posts
Preventing Mask Related Neck and Jaw Problems Video By: Dr. Gabriella Rivera Dr. Gabriella Rivera, Physical Therapist is a California native. She graduated from California State University, Fresno with her BS in Kinesiology and pursued her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Loma Linda University. She has experience in all physical therapy settings and enjoys seeing … Continue reading Spotlight Special: Dr. Gabriella Rivera, IML’s Healthy Lifestyle Contributor
Written By: Paulette Fryar My name is Paulette Fryar and I am a Coast Guard Spouse to my husband, Troy, who is in his 31st year of active duty service. We have 4 college age sons, with one entering the Air Force this fall. We are currently stationed at Scott Air Force Base. In May, … Continue reading Spotlight: Paulette Fryar and The Million Mile Project
Our marriages are the core of our families & when they are strong our force is strong. …have a desire to improve your relationships or looking for something to keep it going? Military Marriage Day is for you! Bree Carroll, Creator of Military Marriage Day 1) We are so excited to start celebrating this … Continue reading Spotlight: Bree Carroll and Military Marriage Day!
To truly dive into self- care, you should look at self-care by categories: Physical, Spiritual, Mental, Emotional, and Social. Amy Rivera-Counselor, Mother, and Army Wife My name is Amy Rivera. I am a mother to two amazing kids and a wife to my loving husband who is active duty in the US Army. My husband … Continue reading Spotlight Special Edition: Counselor Amy Rivera with Family Self Care Advice
Written By: Dr. Gabriella Rivera @more.than.physical.therapy Have you considered the impact of virtual learning for your 4-7 year old? Increased screen time and sitting can lead to early posture problems for our children. The decreased ability to participate in play, P.E., recess, and imaginary play with friends increases sitting and inactivity in our children. It … Continue reading Dr. Gabriella Rivera and The Impact of Virtual Learning
By: Amy Rivera, Counselor @armywife_counselorlife I’m the type of person who LOVES a plan! As much as I Iike spontaneity now and then, I love organization and knowing when and how things will happen. These past few weeks have sent my stress levels high with all the uncertainty this pandemic has brought along. And this … Continue reading Counselor Amy Rivera and Circle of Control
By: Dr. Gabriella Rivera, IML Wellness Contributor @more.than.physical.therapy Neck pain and headaches go hand in hand and can sideline you from normal activities. Posture is a huge factor in neck pain and tension that leads to headaches. Here are 5 tips to reduce, manage, and eliminate neck pain and headaches from interrupting your normal routine. … Continue reading How to Relieve: Headaches and Neck Pain
By: Dr. Gabriella Rivera, Physical Therapist Low Back Pain (LBP) is the most common musculoskeletal condition WORLDWIDE! Research has shown that rest and medication actually makes LBP worse!Imaging is NOT indicated for most people with acute low back pain. Here are four recommendations to manage and prevent LBP: 1. Seek early non-pharmalogical treatment 2. Participate … Continue reading 4 Recommendations to Prevent and Management Lower Back Pain (LBP)
Feature Spotlight Written By: Jen McDonald I’m Jen McDonald and I was a military spouse for nearly three decades until my husband’s retirement, and I’m also the mom of an active duty son. My heart is for military families! I published my book You Are Not Alone: Encouragement for the Heart of a Military Spouse … Continue reading Jen McDonald, Milspouse Matters Podcast
Written By: Dr. Gabriella Rivera October is National Physical Therapy month! Physical Therapists can help people of all ages including new borns all the way to hospice care! We aim to decrease pain, improve function, and promote health and wellness There are so many different topics we cover and the public often does not know … Continue reading National Physical Therapy Month
Spotlight Interview By: Christina Etchberger We are happy to introduce Ashleigh Magee as our new Fitness and Healthy Lifestyle Contributor! Read more about Ashleigh and all that she does for the military spouse and veteran community below. Here’s to a more fit and healthy lifestyle! 1) Tell us a little bit about yourself! What is … Continue reading Fitness and Nutrition Coach: Ashleigh Magee Coaching
Physical Therapist, Owns a Concierge Mobile PT Practice, and Developer of Health and Wellness Courses
Dr. Gabriella Rivera, Physical Therapist-is a California native. She graduated from California State University, Fresno with her BS in Kinesiology and pursued her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Loma Linda University. She has experience in all physical therapy settings and enjoys seeing people improve their function and not settle for less.
Dr. Rivera recently ventured out into her own concierge mobile PT practice and has started to develop health and wellness courses to assist people in self management and prevention of injuries.
You can follow along with her content on Instagram and find her courses here!
School Counselor, Mother of Two, and Proud Army Wife
My name is Amy Rivera. I am a mother to two amazing kids and a wife to my loving husband who is active duty in the US Army. I truly enjoy the life we have and the opportunities that have come from being a part of this community.
Professionally, I am a school counselor with a Masters degree in education. I love working with children and have worked with them in various settings for over 10 years. Follow Amy on Instagram to learn more!
Health Coach, Active Duty Servicemember, and Military Spouse
Ashleigh is a health and wellness coach who specializes in helping military women balance self-care and weight loss with the demands of active duty. Do you or someone you know struggle with weight loss or health? Follow Ashleigh on Instagram and Facebook to reach out about her FREE 7-Day Clean Eating Challenge, and how to be a healthier and happier human!