Health Tips

How to Prepare for a 5K

Marathons are a great way to stay active and challenge the body in unexpected ways. Preparing for marathons helps you set tangible fitness goals and keeps you motivated. 5K runs are a great introduction to longer marathon runs; however, don’t take these shorter races lightly. Extensive training is involved in making it to that finish […]

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What is Your BMI and What Does it Mean?

Your Body Mass Index (BMI) is the estimated tissue mass (muscle, fat and bone) in the body that is derived from the combined weight and height of an individual. The index ranges from ‘underweight’ to ‘obese’, and is used by health care professionals to determine the fat percentage in the body. The categories for BMI […]

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The Benefits of an Athletic Trainer at Your Child’s School

With the football preseason in full swing, young high school athletes across the state are working hard to improve their skills in order to be ready for the upcoming season. Athletic trainers are there to offer support and care for those who are training hard each day and to make sure they are maintaining a […]

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Concussions: Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment

  One of the most common injuries in the game of football are concussions, a highly contested topic because of the severity of such an injury and the frequency of it occurring among players. Rules and regulations have been modified in the hopes of preventing players from participating in rough play and possibly causing injury. […]

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Injury Prevention for Football Related Injuries

  The preseason has begun for football and with it comes the possibility of injury to its players. Knowing which common injuries can occur and ways to prevent can greatly determine if an athlete can stay in the game. ACL Injuries: This injury occurs when the anterior cruciate ligament is torn in the knee, limiting […]

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Beating the Heat

Beating the Heat By: Alex Dunn   South Georgia summers can be the gate way to overheating and exhaustion during training season. It can be pretty easy to ignore the signs of dehydration and fatigue while practicing for the new season, but it’s important to recognize those signs before they become a serious problem and […]

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DIY Physical Therapy vs. Professional Physical Therapy

Why you need physical therapy: • To regain mobility after surgery • Improve and strengthen muscles to prevent re-injury • To promote healing • Faster recovery time • Allows you get back to normal activities Why you need to see a professional physical therapist: • Expert care and support by a licensed official • They can offer legitimate advice for the best way to healproperly • They are […]

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Tommy John Therapy- Taking Care of Baseball Players’ Arms

Baseball season is in full swing, and with it comes injuries. One of the most common associated with baseball players is the elbow joint. These injuries require a UCL reconstruction, or more commonly known as the Tommy John surgery. Ulnar collateral ligament injuries cannot be prevented completely, but there are ways to lower the risks. […]

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Rehab and Recovery: Occupational Therapy Vs. Physical Therapy

  If you or someone you love is injured, whether from a car accident, a sports injury, or as the result of a medical condition, different doctors and medical professionals will be involved in your immediate care. Paramedics, nurses, general practitioners, surgeons, and all sorts of specialists focus on making sure that, in worst-case scenarios, […]

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Protein Supplements 101

The common belief among many athletes and even those looking to start exercising is that to build muscle you must drastically increase your protein intake. Consequently, the easiest way to consume excessive amounts of protein is by using protein supplements, particularly protein powders that can offer up to 40 grams of protein per serving. While […]

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