Don’t Be a Weekend Warrior: Why Exercise Progression Matters

Let’s face it – we’re all strapped for time. Between work, family and taking care of the house, it’s easy to become a “weekend warrior” – putting off our workouts during the week and trying to make up for lost time over the weekend. The problem is, a lot of folks push themselves way too… Read More »

  • Posted on: Dec 29 2012
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3 Reasons Why Sleep Matters to Sports Performance and Recovery

When it comes to recovering from a training session, we all know the importance of cooling down, rehydrating and eating a high-quality meal. But, how often do we think about the importance of sleep in relation to sports performance and recovery? A vital part of recharging your body and mind, let’s take a moment to… Read More »

  • Posted on: Nov 28 2012
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5 Tips for Reducing Your Risk of Running Injury

Running has quickly become one of today’s most popular forms of exercise. Enhancing physical fitness and strengthening the heart, running has been shown to lower blood pressure and help prevent against cardiovascular disease. Of course – like any athlete – runners are prone to certain sports-related injuries. And, when it comes to running, knee, ankle… Read More »

  • Posted on: Oct 26 2012
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What Is Sports Psychology?

Sports and psychology – we don’t often associate the two with one another, but sports performance and mental state are actually inherently tied.  Drawing knowledge from kinesiology and psychology, sports psychology is one of the most important emerging new fields in the world of mental health counseling.  So, what’s it really all about? The goal… Read More »

  • Posted on: Oct 17 2012
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Healthy Exercise at Any Age or Level

Think healthy exercise is just for athletes in their 20s and 30s?  Think again! One of the most common misconceptions among older patients is that they’re “too old for exercise,” or “too out of shape.”  And, while society may be delivering the message that senior life is all about resting and “saving your energy,” reality… Read More »

  • Posted on: Aug 20 2012
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The Throwing Athlete | Keeping Your Shoulder Healthy and Strong

There are few athletes more susceptible to injury than the “throwing athlete.” In fact, according to “Stop Sports Injuries” from the AOSSM, elbow and shoulder injuries among young people are reaching “epidemic” proportion. So, whether you’re a baseball player or involved in field sports like the javelin throw, it’s important to remember that injury prevention… Read More »

  • Posted on: Jul 16 2012
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Strength Training for Fitness

The world of exercise can essentially be broken down into two categories: cardiovascular exercise and strength training.  And, while the benefits of healthy cardio are well documented, today we’re going to look at the importance of strength training and what it can mean to your overall fitness. So first, what is strength training?  According to… Read More »

  • Posted on: Jun 1 2012
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ACL Injury Prevention Tips

Did you know that around 150,000 ACL injuries occur in the US each year?  That frightening statistic comes from a report by the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM).  What is the ACL?  ACL stands for “anterior cruciate ligament.”  It is one of the most important ligaments in the knee, as it’s responsible for… Read More »

  • Posted on: May 8 2012
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Rotator Cuff Injury: Causes & Treatments

Before we can understand how rotator cuff injuries are treated, let’s look at why these types of injuries happen to begin with.  First and foremost, what is the rotator cuff?  Your rotator cuff is the group of muscles and tendons that connect your shoulder blade to your upper arm.  These muscles and tendons help to… Read More »

  • Posted on: Mar 31 2012
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Sports Nutrition | Food as Fuel

Nutrition is important for everyone, but there is no one more in need of a good diet than an athlete.  While no article can be a substitute for individualized nutritional advice, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has published some useful suggestions for eating right and achieving your peak performance. Good nutrition and athletic… Read More »

  • Posted on: Feb 27 2012
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