Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Wellness

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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5 Healthy Fruit Smoothies For An Easy Breakfast

Wake up and blend up one of these healthy smoothie recipes for a great start to your day: Orange and Banana Smoothie Orange and banana are the perfect marriage of tart and creamy for this breakfast smoothie. A touch of brown sugar and almond extract add another level of flavor. 3/4 cup (185 ml) orange juice 1/2 cup sliced banana …

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Strains & Pains: Knowing the Difference Between Being Hurt or Injured

f you’re an active person, you’ll probably get a sprain or a strain at some point. They’re common injuries, especially for people who play hard or are into sports. Let’s find out more about them. What are Strains and Sprains? Muscles contract and relax (almost like rubber bands) to help your body move. So a strain is exactly what it …

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Smart Snacking: What Should I Eat For a Snack?

Between school, homework, sports, your after-school job, and hanging out with friends, it may feel like there’s no time for healthy eating. And when you do stop to eat, it’s probably tempting to go the quick and easy route by grabbing a burger and fries, potato chips, or candy. But it is possible to treat yourself to a healthy snack. …

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Trying To Build Muscle? 6 Tips to Help You

Gaining weight and building muscle can be the toughest and most concerning task for many young athletes on a quest to achieve athletic success. Building muscle is important in any sport you are involved in. It benefits you physically and it can provide a psychological advantage to you on the field, court, or ice. But for some reason, no matter …

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Cool 2 Be Kind – Students Against Bullying

On May 1st of 2009, San Clemente was shocked by the tragic loss of 16-year-old, Daniel Mendez. Daniel loved football and skateboarding, and he was an outstanding student and friend. He lost his life to bullying-related suicide. After his death, Daniel’s friends banded together and fought back. They started the Cool 2 Be Kind club to combat bullying on campus …

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Training: Got Sand?

Training tips to help with your game I am often asked three questions about training during the volleyball offseason: “How do I jump higher?” “How do I get to more digs?” “How do I hit the ball harder?” My answer: “Get sandy!” I have done research and have many ideas but the one common denominator I have for all of …

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RSI: What Are Repetitive Stress Injuries?

Repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) are injuries that happen when too much stress is placed on a part of the body, resulting in inflammation (pain and swelling), muscle strain, or tissue damage. This stress generally occurs from repeating the same movements over and over again. RSIs are common work-related injuries, often affecting people who spend a lot of time using computer …

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Cheer Safety

The Emergence of Cheer and Their Injuries By Chris Phillips An estimated 400,000 high school aged athletes are now involved in competitive cheer throughout the United States. The sport has evolved from a mixture of gymnastics and sideline cheer, with the first club like squad being formed in the early 1960’s. Back then, early cheer teams used acrobatic stunts and …

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Vitamins and Minerals

What does it all mean? Breakfast cereals advertise that they’re packed with vitamins and minerals. Sports drinks claim they can rev up your flagging energy with a jolt of vitamins or minerals (sorry, but even powerful vitamins and minerals can’t act that fast!). You know vitamins and minerals are good for you. But which ones does your body really need? …

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