Health and Wellness

Creating Healthy Habits

Pushed the snooze button again, didn’t you? Changing health habits is tough. It’s so easy to tell yourself “one more day won’t hurt, I’ll just start tomorrow.” Well, tomorrow becomes next week and next week becomes three months. Ten pounds later you have gained the five pounds you intended to lose. Aaahhhh now what? Relax,…

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Prehabilitation – What You Need To Know

The advantages of completing post-surgical physical therapy have been established for years, but what about pre-surgical therapy? “Prehab” or therapy completed prior to surgery is a growing trend that allows patients shorter, more successful recovery periods after the surgery is completed. Prehabilitation initially gained popularity with orthopedists completing total joint replacements. They recognized the importance…

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Resistance Training Can Alter Body Composition in Overweight and Obese Children

The rise in incidence of childhood obesity is a major concern that has been associated with lifelong health problems. The majority of exercise to counteract childhood obesity has focused on aerobic exercise as a method to improve body composition. Although aerobic exercise is appropriate, resistance training may offer unique benefits over aerobic exercise including decreased…

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Baked Salmon with Avocado-Dill Yogurt

Midweek Dinner Done Right!

Between school, sports, work and trying to fit in some very important down time, preparing a healthy weeknight dinner can be a challenge. Not anymore! Include this delicious Baked Salmon with Avocado-Dill Yogurt in the weekly rotation and everyone will be happy. Low in fat, high in protein and rich in omega-3 fatty acids adds…

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Spring Safety

Spring is the season which invites everyone back outdoors after a long, cold and rainy winter. While we are excited to get started on all our fair weather projects, we must remember that our muscles have become tight and deconditioned through disuse over winter and are susceptible to injuries, especially if we do too much…

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Cool Down: The Importance of Exercise Recovery

Preparation for your next event begins immediately after you finish your current activity. Proper nutrition, hydration, and rest are all important aspects of recovery. One component which tends to get overlooked is the cool down. Taking 10 minutes following your activity to stretch your muscles will give you a tremendous advantage in recovery over those…

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Youth Collegiate Scholarships

As parents and coaches, pushing your kids to become better athletes in team or individual sports has its advantages. They will learn valuable life lessons such has work ethic, goal setting, responsibility and integrity, among many others. But pushing these young athletes may also have some disadvantages as well. Athletic injuries are becoming more and…

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Mini Break Drills For The Office

Stressors are everywhere. We wake up with stress and fall asleep with stress. Be it from kids, school, traffic, money, or health, stress will find us on the daily. For most, stress only elevates when we arrive work. Demands and deadlines may cause a variety of stresses, including mental, emotional, spiritual and/or physical. Taking deep…

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New Year Resolutions – Do’s and Do Not’s

Goal Setting A year end goal is important, but can seem daunting. Setting small, manageable weekly or bi-weekly benchmarks will help you stay on track, and are rewarding once you hit them. After reaching your first goal, set another, and another, until the workouts become habitual. Keep up with the routine, and ride the sweaty…

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Maintenance = Performance

Many high school athletes the offseason for rest and relaxation. They completely take themselves out of sports and replace that time with travel, work, and catching up on the latest video games. This is a great thing, and we encourage this break, but to a certain extent. Off season is designed to get athletes off…

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