Thursday, June 29, 2017

Wellness

Remaining Optimistic After Losing An Important Sporting Event

By Stan Popovich Some athletes who do not perform well at their event may have a difficult time in getting over their most recent loss. As a result, here are a list of techniques that an athlete can follow in staying optimistic for their next event. First, do not make excuses or blame others for your defeat. Many athletes tend …

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Eating Fruits and Vegetables for Better Performance

5 Ways to Get Your 5 a Day You may have heard that you should eat 5 servings of fruit and vegetables a day — which works out to a total of about 2 cups. But experts actually recommend getting even more than that amount. There are no limits on the quantities of tasty fruits and veggies you can enjoy …

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Why Exercise?

You’ve probably heard countless times how exercise is “good for you.” But did you know that it can actually help you feel good, too? Getting the right amount of exercise can rev up your energy levels and even help improve your mood. Rewards and Benefits Experts recommend that teens get 60 minutes or more of moderate to vigorous physical activity each …

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Organic and Other Environmentally Friendly Foods

Understanding What It All Means Even the most casual food shoppers have probably noticed the increased quantity and variety of organic foods available in regular grocery stores. Once the specialty of health food stores, organic foods are spreading from specialty aisles to shelves throughout the big food stores. Maybe you’re wondering what all the fuss is about. Are organic foods …

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Shoulder Mobility: Two Exercises to Improve Your Mobility

Good shoulder mobility can not only improve shoulder function, but also improve performance and limit injuries. With athletes now specializing in one sport at an early age and many of them increasing their training outside of their sport, their shoulders can lose the flexibility and strength needed to perform at their best. Since most sports primarily use the “pushing” muscles …

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Great Greens: Eating the Right Foods to Stay Healthy

By Better Nutrition Greens aren’t just good for your health—they’re great. Green drinks, particularly, contain a healthy mix of nutrient-filled algae and grasses that offer detoxifying and alkalizing amino acids, minerals, and antioxidants. Greens are among my very favorite foods. Steamed, sautéed, raw—it doesn’t matter. Load up my plate and I’m happy. In fact, I’d eat them even if they …

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Strength Training: Well Balanced Training Is Key To Success

Strength training is a vital part of a balanced exercise routine that includes aerobic activity and flexibility exercises. Regular aerobic exercise, such as running or using a stationary bike, makes your muscles use oxygen more efficiently and strengthens your heart and lungs. When you strength train with weights, you’re using your muscles to work against the extra pounds (this concept …

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Heat Illness in High School Athletes

By Jason Bennett, DA, ATC, Associate Professor at Chapman University The Centers for Disease Control reported that heat illness was a leading cause of death and disability of high school athletes from 2005-2009 (Yard, et al., 2010). Fortunately, heat illness is 100% preventable with the appropriate knowledge and procedures in place. While about 70% of high school athletes who suffer …

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Taking the Stress Out of College: Knowing What to Expect

Many college students realize they weren’t realistic about college. Some expect to find it hard living away from home, not only in terms of missing family but also in dealing with practical stuff like washing your own clothes. If anticipated, these issues can be less stressful. Living away from home tends to be the toughest adjustment for first-year students. You’ve …

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Fitness: Creating Rotational Power for Sports

Power can be defined as the ability to exert maximal force as quickly as possible. In sports such as ice hockey, baseball and golf rotational power is a prime attribute for an athlete. How an athlete develops the power, how efficiently they develop the power, how much power is developed and how the power is controlled and decelerated all play …

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