Tag Archives: health

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.

Shoveling snow without saying “Oh No”

Shoveling snow

JANUARY 2016 – Many people injure themselves shoveling snow.  Injuries occur from slips, falls and even repetitive lifting.

Pain in the arms, shoulders and back are quite common due to improper form. 

Is MLB instant replay good for the game?

MLB-replay

JULY 2015 – Since Major League Baseball (MLB) began using “instant” replay (instant used very loosely here), baseball fans have been asking if they like it.

Theoretically, I feel there is nothing wrong with getting close calls right, so I have enjoyed watching the managers pick their arguments more efficiently.  I do miss the funny and often showmanship antics of the Billy Martins or Earl Weavers, who intimidated umpires with their anger-filled spitting and dirt kicking.

Are custom shoe orthotics necessary?

Fitness-Orthotics

MAY 2015 – It is the time of year when kids gear up for soccer, tennis and track.  Novice and experienced runners, cyclists, and triathletes immerse themselves into race season.

Golf courses, tennis courts and hiking trails see increased traffic.  Even summer travel plans require more walking. All this activity increases the frequency of questions I receive regarding shoe orthotics.

The answer depends on your unique needs and goals. 

What does exercise form really mean?

exercise form

FEBRUARY 2015 – Think you have good form when working out?  What if there’s more to good form than meets the eye? Popular belief suggests good form means looking in the mirror or having a trainer watch you to ensure an exercise looks good.

However, you can look good in the mirror, yet be using all the wrong muscles to complete the task. 

Fighting the blahs…How to “cheer up” during the winter months

depression

JANUARY 2015 – For the past 3 years, I have offered readers information about the health and nutrition industry. You can read previous articles online at www.kcsportspaper.com beginning with the 12/12 edition.

Being “fit” includes being physically AND mentally fit.  This month I will share some information on a mental condition that most of you have heard about, some of you have experienced or are experiencing, but few understand.

Don’t let your resolutions fall by the wayside!

new year's resolutions

JANUARY 2015 – you started a new workout regimen in January, you’re probably starting to see some benefits from your daily or weekly workouts.

However, you might start seeing some of the downside to them as well. If you are doing the same workout every time, you could be risking an overuse injury by working the same muscles every time.