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Fall and winter training

With steam coming off the lake in the morning, it’s clear that fall is probably here.  With it can come a decrease in training and meals full of those amazing calorie filled comfort foods and a season of arm-chair quarterbacking. Don’t let your fitness slip away this year as your “off-season” begins. You worked too [...]

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Can athletes have sleep apnea?

Yes they can! The Pro Player Health Alliance hosts free public events for fans to learn about the personal struggles of their football heroes. Their Tackle Sleep Apnea campaign is for people to see firsthand that even super star athletes are vulnerable to this disorder. The Pro Player Health Alliance is raising awareness in a [...]

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Activity monitor devices

Remember when the only way to track your activity was a “high-tech” pedometer you wore on your belt? You know, the kind you can shake in your hand to meet your step goal for the day. These devices have come along way over the last couple of years and now can track everything from step [...]

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Quick Tips to Reduce Carpal Tunnel Symptoms at Work

I recently read a newsletter (Ergopoints E-newsletter) on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and thought it would be good to share. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is pain, weakness, tingling and/or numbness of the thumb, index and middle fingers that occurs when the median nerve gets compressed at the wrist. Repetitive movements and prolonged awkward postures may produce or [...]

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What can I do to strenghthen my glutes?

According to the British Journal of Sports Medicine (Women’s Health May 2013), “The glutes (or butt muscles) are one of the muscle groups likely to blame if you have runner’s knee (patellar tendonitis).  Researchers found that in people with knee pain, the glutes didn’t fire properly while running or walking up and down stairs, which [...]

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Golf – Want to be injury free with lower scores?

Golf is one of the higher injury-producing sports played in the United States. One would think hitting a little ball with a club wouldn’t cause that many injuries.  However, there is a tremendous amount of force traveling through the body to project that little bar further. Elbow injuries are the most common among amateur golfers, [...]

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ImPACT Testing for Concussion

by Corey Wencl, LAT with Agnesian HealthCare It seems like concussions have become an injury that gets more attention than it ever has in the past.  With notable concussions to professional athletes being in the news, one can’t help hearing about concussions and being more aware of the harmful short and long-term effects that they [...]

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What is a concussion? How do I know if I have one?

Written by: Tyler Schwarz, LAT with Agnesian HealthCare Sports, Spine & Work Center Concussions have been a very popular and hot topic the last couple of years, especially in the world of sports.  But many individuals are unsure what constitutes a concussion, and as a result, do not know if they or a family member [...]

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Helpful hints for sore muscles

What do you do when your muscles are really sore after a hard workout?  Please don’t tell me you lay in bed! One great way to assist with muscle recovery is to use a foam roller.  Foam rollers come in many shapes, sizes and colors; the most common is a 6”x36”.  White rollers are often [...]

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Benefits of that food that might surprise you

I have been storing up some tidbits of information that I have read over the last few month, all relating to food or secrets of food! Green Tea: Remember the blog I wrote on the dangers of ibuprofen use during exercise (http://ingoodhealthfdl.agnesian.com/2012/12/23/ibuprofen-and-exercise/)?  There are foods that have anti-inflammatory properties that are much easier on your [...]

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