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The Four “R’s” for Injury Prevention

by Jackie Crosby Injuries often leave athletes feeling like it’s the end of the world. After investing time and effort into a specific training regime, it can be very difficult to stop and recover from an injury properly. Here are some tips and tricks to prevent injuries—the four “R’s” of injury prevention. REST- Resting can [...]

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6 Tips to Tackle Ocean Anxiety

by Jackie Crosby The open water swim can be the scariest part of the triathlon, especially if you’re not Michael Phelps, and are more inexperienced. The open water can be just as mentally and physically tough for the top swimmers as it is for the beginner. Stepping up to the water’s edge and seeing the [...]

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How to get started with changing your movement and food habits?

I get asked how do I change where I am with my diet and exercise? How do I get started? What should I do and focus on? Here’s a quick five step way to start the change process.  Determine a schedule to move – three days a week to start for your first month. Set it [...]

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Six Exercises for Swimmers

by Jackie Crosby Strength and conditioning are a major part of a swimmer’s race. Whether swimming is recreational or competitive, building strength is essential not just for performance but for injury prevention as well. Looking at a competitive swimmer, their shoulders are broad, their torsos are lean, and their legs are powerful. A swimmer uses [...]

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Six Simple Secrets to a Successful Triathlon Season

by Jackie Crosby Training for the race is only half the battle. True Triathlete success is all in the details. Don’t put yourself through the painful trial and error process and instead take these helpful, inexpensive, simple tips: Chamois Cream– Or as we like to call it, Miracle cream. This is for those exhaustive training [...]

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Physical activity: how to get started

Physical activity is a vital part to living a healthy life and improving your overall well-being. It is recommended to get at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity per day. Some examples of these activities can be walking, climbing stairs, yard work, swimming, dancing, etc. When starting your physical activity program, there are some [...]

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Is it worth it to smoke?

Anyone can have a stroke and everyone should be ready. Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke and every 4 minutes, someone dies from a stroke. That is why The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is inviting all Americans to become Stroke Heroes by learning and sharing the warning signs of stroke, [...]

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Heart Facts

The heart begins beating at four weeks after conception Typically a woman has a faster heart rate than a man Your heart beats 100,000 per day 1 in 3 deaths in the USA are heart disease related Regular exercise is the single most important key to heart health Your heart is about the size of [...]

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What is a stent?

A stent is a tiny metal mesh tube the props open the artery walls. It is used to treat narrowed or blocked arteries. Some stents are coated with medication that slowly and continuously release to prevent the artery from becoming blocked again.

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What is a heart catheterization?

A heart catheterization is a procedure performed by an interventional cardiologist and a team of nurses and technician to find out if you have disease of the heart muscle, valves or coronary arteries. A tiny hollow tube is inserted through a large vessel in the groin to the heart. Special X-ray dye is injected into [...]

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