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Health and Wellness 2022

2022 is your year to be healthy and well! We asked some local pros to share their secrets about healthy foods, the importance of fitness and just being healthy.  Here is what they shared.

Clint Keifer, Au.D.

Great Lakes Audiology
3780 King Rd, 2C, Toledo, OH 43617

Why did you pick your specialty?  

I have always enjoyed the blend of working with people and utilizing technology to solve problems.  I worked for a short time when I got out of the service working for a hearing aid chain and that really sparked my interest in learning to do more for people who struggle with ear and hearing issues.

I wish my patients/clients didn’t…. 

use q-tips in their ears.  Typically, the ear is self-cleaning as skin grows from the eardrum outward it pushes the old wax out.  Cotton swabs can push debris back in and potentially jam things up. 

What is the most important part of your morning routine? 

Telling my kids to have a great day.

What was a defining moment in your life?  

Finding out that I was going to become a dad…of twins!

What do you do to stay well?  

Drink water, wash hands, and try to get good sleep.

Were you vaccinated?  Why?  Why not?  

Yes, I am an advocate for vaccinations in general.  For the COVID-19 vaccine, available research and safety data indicate the benefits (personal, family, community) far outweigh the potential risks.

My secret weapon:  

Patience.  It is a little “glitchy” sometimes though!

Jon Frankel

Frankel Dentistry
5012 Talmadge Rd., Toledo
4359 Keystone Dr., Maumee

Can you tell us a little about your practice, and what sets it apart?

Frankel Dentistry is the first 100% employee-owned dental practice in the United States. I am sharing the legacy my father started in 1946. Seventy-five years later, Frankel Dentistry continues to change the lives of patients and the owners.

What’s something you wish people knew about their health in regard to your specialty?

Regularly scheduled dental visits are the key to not only a beautiful, healthy smile but enhanced overall health. Dentistry has changed dramatically over the years. Most of our patients tell us they look forward to their visits.

What’s the biggest mistake you see people making when it comes to their health?

Avoiding preventative measures and symptoms of disease. Waiting too long leads to serious issues. Take care of small issues before they become big problems.

What health-related resolution would you suggest people consider for 2022? 

Schedule a dental appointment.

Heidi Locknane, LMT

Body and Sole Massage Therapy and Reflexology Center
214 Louisiana Ave Perrysburg, Ohio 43551

Why did you pick your specialty?

I am fascinated with reflexology, I love that I can help more clients working with their feet. 

What inspired you to become a massage therapist?  

I enjoy helping others live healthier lives.  I wanted to help those in pain and stress with a healthy alternative.

What do you do to look, or feel, better? 

Get adjusted at Rebel Chiropractic, get a massage, and go to Salt Cave of Perrysburg for a session.

How do you set, and stay committed to, your goals? 

I write them down and post them where I can see them often.

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