Athletes

Athletes

Get Outdoors!

Hey, is that you sweating up a storm on the treadmill? That’s fine if you just want to keep the pounds off and maintain an average level of fitness, but if you want to get truly fit and kick butt at your favorite sports, you’ll need more. Athletic training, serious athletic training—requires rigorous and disciplined physical and mental preparation.

Six-pack Abs - Getting to the Core of it

Sure, we all want great looking abs, but have you ever stopped to think about what your abdominals do?
 
The muscles of your abs or “core” help you with good posture. And every movement you make, from sitting, squatting, bending, twisting, reaching, walking and running, stems from your core. A strong core is not only a key ingredient for washboard abs, it’s critical in preventing injuries, especially in the lower back.
 
What exactly is the "Core"?

Outdoor Fitness - The Four Basic Stretches

Try these four basic stretches to prevent injury and enhance recovery.

With Outdoor Fitness workouts you may find that your hips, hamstrings, quadriceps and calves get a little tight due to the variety in terrain - inclines, declines, steps, stairs, traversing on rocky surfaces.

Quick Workout 5 - Balance and Proprioception

Autumn is the time to start thinking about and preparing for winter sports. Most winter activities like skiing, skate-skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, snowshoeing and the like, require good balancing skills. At the core of this type of athletic movement is kinesthetic awareness and proprioception. Proprioception is the neurological component to kinesthetic awareness.
 
The Quickie Workout - Proprioception and Balance - 10 minutes

Death by Pedicure

Believe it or not, pedicures (and manicures) can be dangerous to your health and in some cases, even deadly.  Our own Dr. Jennifer Barlow offers a few simple tips to protect you.

In my last blog I wrote about toenail fungus.  Today I will expand upon this in a discussion of pedicure safety.

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