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Frozen Shoulder

    Frozen Shoulder is the irritation and inflammation of the joint capsule surrounding the shoulder.  There is no specific cause that leads to the onset of Frozen Shoulder but think of it as “the straw that broke the camels back.”  A bunch of small injuries over the years that go untreated and ignored until […]

Kids And Exercises

  Resistance exercise is defined as a specialized method of conditioning that involves the progressive use of resistance to increase one’s ability to exert or resist forces.  When most people think of exercise, they think of bodybuilding, especially when it comes to children and exercise.  What they don’t realize is that any activity can be […]

PREVENTION OF ACL TEARS

    PREVENTION OF ACL TEARS                         The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is one of a pair of ligaments in the center of the knee joint that forms a cross.  There is both an anterior and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL).  Both of these ligaments […]

Stretch Shorten Reflex

Stretch Shorten Reflex Performance Stretch-Shorten Reflex The Stretch Shorten Reflex (SSR) is an active stretch of a muscle followed by an immediate shortening of that same muscle. The SSR is utilized frequently during sports because most movements involve two phases of muscular contraction in rapid succession. First, the eccentric phase the muscle lengthens while under tension, […]

Happy New Year 2016

I imagine that the first time most of you will be reading this will be in 2016!!! So Happy New Year…. I’d like to wish everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. Hopefully you’ve taken the time to set some personal and professional goals for the upcoming year and beyond. I’ve learned to “dream […]

Snow Activities– Make Your Own Avalanche!

Avalanche! Ever wondered how an avalanche works? Try this winter activity on for size. Simulated disasters help you understand the real thing. What You’ll Need: Cardboard box (cut in half, corner to corner) Mittens Cold water Snow On a cold day, cut a cardboard box in half, corner to corner, creating a cardboard peak that […]

STAGES FOR ADOPTING HEALTHY BEHAVIOR– 3, 4, 5

Stage 3: Preparation. These folks are primed and motivated. They are ready to give exercise a try. The goal of this stage is to create a specific action plan that takes all factors into account, so that the “launch” is successful. People at this stage need to know how much they should be exercising, their […]

Steak With Ginger Butter Sauce

Ingredients 1 to 1 ½ pounds boneless top blade, sirloin or rib-eye, cut into 2 or 4 steaks 3/4 inch thick or less 1 ½ tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon minced ginger 2 tablespoons soy sauce Preparation Heat a large, heavy skillet over medium-high heat until it begins to smoke. Add the steaks, and cook until […]

Why Do We Sleep?

Most adults who aren’t insomniacs love it when that time of the night rolls around. At last, they can leave the worries of the day behind and fall into a lovely, relaxing sleep. A night of sawing logs can leave you feeling refreshed and ready for the coming day. Some people even make better decisions […]

Snow Activities– Is Every Snowflake Really Different? Find Out How to Tell

Examine Snowflakes You’ve heard that no two snowflakes are alike, right? Examine snowflakes and see if that’s true. What You’ll Need: Black construction paper Magnifying glass Do this activity on a snowy day. Put a piece of black construction paper outside where it’s cold, but not where it will get snowed on. Let the paper […]