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Sports fans: Cheering for the Chiefs, Royals or another of your favorite teams is good for your health

sports fans

Football season is upon us once again. Whether you’re one of those who are casual sports fans or a true fanatic, cheering for your team can bring highs and lows. But did you know that it can also encourage good health?

That’s not just some lip service from ESPN or Fox Sports. Research shows sports fans are active, engaged and in better health, thanks to their allegiance with a favorite team.

Swimming is the exercise that does it all! Get in the pool!

This time of year, it is not hard to convince someone to go jump in a lake. Swimming is a great way to cool off and have fun with friends.

But this low-impact exercise is so much more!

Swimming is a stress-reducing, calorie-burning, mood-boosting wonder. Check out the benefits of swimming a few laps.

Fresh fruits and vegetables…Make the most of summer produce and amp up your diet

fruits vegetables

Looking to improve your nutrition and reap the health benefits? Summer is the perfect time to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your diet. A variety of in-season foods are available, so it’s easy to add some variety and try something new.

Golf Swing Tip: Keep your head in the game for a better golf swing

better golf swing

“Keep your head down!” How many times have you heard those words right before attempting to execute a better golf swing? Too often, that message translates into an expectation that the head is to be kept still. Not so. In fact, it is not possible!

In pain? Treat it with decompression therapy

spinal-decompression

SEPTEMBER 2015 – Spinal decompression therapy sounds terrifying. Mention that it is an advanced form of spinal traction, and many people have visions of torture devices.

In reality, this new therapy doesn’t occur in a dungeon. It’s a new, non-surgical alternative for relieving low-back pain, neck pain and radiating arm and leg pain.

Guidelines to avoid heat exhaustion and heat stroke

Beat-the-Heat

AUGUST 2015 – This is the time of year so many fall sports begin practicing. This is exciting long as you are careful with how hot it is outside.

Football gets the most attention about heat exhaustion injuries, but there are plenty of other sports teams out there practicing. All athletes need to be mindful of their condition of their body in the heat.

Summer swim training

swimming

JULY 2015 – Summertime is the ideal season to get your swim training in. Pools are more accessible and the weather sometimes seems to require that cooling off time. Although you might be hot from the summer heat, your muscles are most likely cold and need to be warmed up by stretching before jumping in the pool for your workout.

Laser therapy for injury recovery

Laser-Therapy

MAY 2015 – Laser light therapy has become useful for just about every condition, but most importantly for athletes, it can reduce inflammation and relieve pain from injuries suffered.

There are different classes of light therapy, and each one works for different areas needing treatment. Some are more powerful, some are created for deeper tissue damage and some for speed of recovery.

Golf injuries-performance, practice and professional care

Golf-injury

APRIL 2015 – The game of golf makes very real and specific demands on the body, requiring attention be paid to the physical demands.

Unfortunately, golf injuries and pain are often the catalysts for paying attention to the unique physical requirements of the game. Even before pain alerts the golfer to strain or injury, knowledge of the body’s movement and ongoing care can insure long-term participation, enjoyment of the game and optimal performance.

Get some Shut-Eye! Importance of getting enough sleep

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MARCH 2015 – Working 24-hours a day may be the way to succeed in business, but it is not the way to live a long healthy life. Adequate rest is vital to peak performance. Studies have long supported this theory, and given us an in-depth look at exactly what lack of sleep can do to your ability to perform.