Dietary Supplements

Dietary Supplements What is a dietary supplement? Congress defined the term “dietary supplement” in the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) of 1994. A dietary supplement is a product taken by mouth that contains a “dietary ingredient” intended to supplement the diet. The “dietary …

Read full blog post Posted on 01/12/2014

Tip of the Week: Exercising in the Cold

Frostbite is tissue damage caused by cold. Just as burns are rated according to severity, frostbite also has first, second, and third degree forms. Frostnip is the mildest level of frostbite. When exercising outside in cold weather, dress in layers.  The first layer should …

Read full blog post Posted on 13/11/2014

Tip of the Week: Nutrition and Weight Gain

If you are trying to drop those last 10 pounds or even trying to put on muscle for the next sports season, remember that most of your loss/gains will come from the kitchen.  Getting the proper amounts of nutrients/calories is what matters the …

Read full blog post Posted on 12/10/2014

Tip of the Week: Nutrition, Meals, and Snacks

Eat three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner); it is important to remember that dinner does not have to be the largest meal. Peanut Butter is a great source of protein and makes a great after workout snack!

Read full blog post Posted on 28/09/2014

Tip of the Week: Postural Restoration and Core

Work on your posture! Engage your shoulders, draw them towards your spine, straighten your head and neck, and sit up.  Also, engage your abs! If your ab routine typically consists of things like V-sits and sit-ups, it’s time to rethink your approach. You have …

Read full blog post Posted on 14/09/2014

Tip of the Week: Injury Prevention

Avoid rotator cuff injuries by performing exercises in front of you instead of behind you. Exercises to avoid include lat pull downs and presses behind the head and deep bench presses. Watch for overtraining symptoms such as fatigue, lack of enthusiasm for sports participation, …

Read full blog post Posted on 07/09/2014

Tip of the Week: Ankle Injuries

Have you ever sprained your ankle? Ankle braces have been shown to decrease the recurrence of ankle sprains after you have already experienced a sprain. Ankle taping and bracing before an ankle injury has proven to reduce the severity of an ankle injury if …

Read full blog post Posted on 26/08/2014

Tip of the Week: Tips for Runners

Runners should change shoes at least every 3-4 months. Goal setting is important.  Write your goals down and put them where you see them to help keep you on track. Running is often believed to be purely about endurance, or aerobic fitness, but muscular strength …

Read full blog post Posted on 19/08/2014

Tip of the Week: Training to Prevent Injury

Do not train in pain!!!  Pain is your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong.  This could be from technique, or even just over training. Always warm up before activity. You can use static stretching, dynamic stretching, and an easy jog to …

Read full blog post Posted on 12/08/2014

Tip of the Week: Hydration

Avoid consuming large amounts of milk and other dairy products immediately before intense activities. Milk takes longer to digest and can make you feel sluggish. When you are thirsty, you are already at least 1% dehydrated, so it’s important to drink fluids ahead of …

Read full blog post Posted on 29/07/2014