Fitness

Combat Cramps

It was a hot, muggy summer’s day in Southwest Florida. My partner and I were playing the 3rd Pickleball match of day, winners advance to gold medal round. After winning the 2nd game, the momentum was on our side going into the 3rd. I was moving well, dictating play…and I continued the good play until …

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Yoga Training for Balance

Good balance is particularly beneficial in sports that demand a high degree of agility, coordination and technical ability. But actually, it’s a win for all. From a physical point of view, one-legged standing poses are great for building strength in the feet, ankles, hips and core. Arm balances build upper body strength, especially in the …

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5 Negative Effects of Bad Posture on Your Body and Mind

Poor posture is the new first-world problem that’s causing more mental and physical health complicationsthan most people realize. The human body was designed to move – not to sit in a chair for several hours at a time. Over time, bad habits lead to fatigue, depression, pain and headaches. There’s a reason your mother told …

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Wellness Corner with Ryan Reader

Pickleball Professional and Director of Operations at The Pickleball Academy of Southwest Florida Ryan will discuss the how a newbie can get started in Pickleball as well as the keys for a newer player.      

Pilates for Pickleball & Tennis

A growing number of tennis and Pickleball players at every level practice Pilates. They utilise their Pilates training for a range of issues. Issues such as: injury prevention and recovery, rectifying muscle imbalance, to improving flexibility and building core and stabilizer muscles. Racquet sports are by their nature one-sided. Most players repeatedly use the same …

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Evidence-based Approaches for Osteoarthritis

More than a million people a year are getting a total joint replacement, most typically an artificial hip or knee. If the numbers keep growing, the total joint replacement could reach 4 million a year in less than 20 years. You don’t need to be genius to understand that the majority of people will go under the …

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How to Overcome Lack of Motivation

Have you ever been inspired to change, to start a project, an exercise program, and then stopped? Where did the motivation go and why didn’t last? A lot of people set goals and see them as unachievable even before starting the process. They look at their goals like it’s a giant staircase and they will …

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Improving Athletic Performance

1. Cross-training– Involves combining exercises to work various parts of the body. Take on an exercise routine that you can build upon biking, strength training, yoga, exercises in pool, speed agility and quikness training, etc. Cross-training will increase your overall fitness level, increase strength, and reduce injury risk. Often one particular activity works certain muscle …

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5 Reasons to Drink Warm Water

Considering that water makes up to 60 percent of your body, it’s in your best interest to rehydrate daily-but not just with cold water. Studies reveal that drinking warm water can increase water’s benefits for the human body.  Asian cultures have preached drinking warm water for millennia. Practices in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Traditional Hindu …

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