Health Tips

Sleep Is Good for Your Health

Loss of sleep is a common problem for many people. Sleep deprivation occurs when an individual gets less sleep than the needed amount to feel awake and alert. Lack of sleep can lead to excessive daytime sleepiness, emotional difficulties, poor job performance, obesity, and even a lowered perception of quality of life. Whether it be […]

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Stay in the Swing of Things, Avoid Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis, is a painful condition that occurs when tendons in the elbow are overloaded or overused, usually by repetitive motions of the wrist and arm. The extensor carpi radialis brevis muscle helps stabilize the wrist when the elbow is straight; overuse of this muscle weakens it, and microscopic tears […]

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Golfing Shouldn’t Be a Pain in the Back

What Causes the Pain The leading causes of back pain in golfers are poor swing mechanics, posture, and position. Swinging a golf club using poor mechanics does not allow your hips, upper back, and arms to follow through smoothly. This can put stress on the lumbar spine, leading to lower back pain. The most common […]

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How Exercise Can Affect Depression

Research on depression and exercise shows that the psychological and physical benefits of exercise can also help improve mood. The links between depression and exercise are not exactly clear, but physical activity can definitively ease symptoms of depression and make you feel better. Exercise also acts as a preventative and will stop depression from coming […]

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Watch Where You’re Running

Running is often touted as the one form of exercise you can do anywhere. It’s a great way to improve cardiovascular health, strengthen leg muscles, improve quality of sleep, and reduce stress. However, what goes up must come down, and the mechanics of running can involve an impactful landing. You must propel yourself off the […]

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Staying Safe in the Water

With warmer weather comes the desire to go swimming, whether it be in pools, lakes, ponds, or rivers. We’re all for having some fun in the water, but accidents do happen. The World Health Organization estimates that there are 360,000 drowning deaths per year worldwide. The highest drowning rates are among children ages 1-4, followed […]

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Preventing Injuries for Jumping Athletes

For field events that involve jumping such as pole vault, long jump, high jump, and triple jump, injuries to the lower extremities can result from overtraining or from planting the feet incorrectly at take off or when landing. Here are the most common injuries jumping athletes face and tips to prevent them.   Most Common […]

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Common Injuries for Throwing Athletes

Much of the talk surrounding injuries at track and field meets revolves around the runners and hurdlers. However, field events also have their own sets of injuries to watch out for. Field events are typically classified as throwing (shot put, discus, javelin, hammer throw) or jumping (pole vault, long jump, high jump, triple jump). Here […]

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Skin Cancer Prevention

Every year, more people are diagnosed with skin cancer than any other cancer in the United States, and don’t think that you’re immune to the sun’s rays just because it’s cold or overcast outside. Skin cancer is so common that one in five people will develop skin cancer by age 70. The two most common […]

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Creating a Cost Effective Home Gym

Commuting to a local gym every day can be time consuming and add unnecessary clutter to your schedule. In addition to that, you have to pay a monthly fee just to work out in a space where you might not even feel comfortable. You might be thinking, “What’s the solution?” Well, try a home gym. […]

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