Sports Injury advancements

Get a good warm up

To many times a great athlete is let down by their own body becuase they did not take the time to warm it up. Doing a short 5-10 minute routine before a full body workout will begin to get the blood flowing to the areas needed for optimal performance

allow your muscles to relax

During your warmup you need to stretch. This will lengthen the muscle and give it time to rebound and relax. Allow for about 10 seconds per muscle.

Muscles are like rubberbands

Now that your body is warmed up you can begin to bounce around and perform at a high level. Keeping this elastically in your muscles will prevent you from stretching and tearing a muscle or tendon.

Perform the movements correctly

During your workout be sure to perform each movement with grace and full range of motion. If you dont use the proper form then you are asking for more time on the couch and out of the game.

Gear Matters

Advances in modern day fitness have been amazing. You can have great protection from the type of gear you choose. Do not overlook this step!

Balance your need for activity

As fun as the court or field may be – dont over do it. Make sure you have time to relax and let your body repair from the tasks you book yourself through.

Try something new

The body has a remarkable way to adapt to changes. So thats why you want to keep it guessing. By doing different routines every 90 days.

Fuel your body correctly

Good fuel means good energy. Make sure your meal plan is balanced with lots of natural whole foods for energy.

Water is the number 1 nutrient

Speaking of fuel! Water is the most critical element for your performance. Water helps to create the body functions you need for engery and homornonal balance. When hydration drops your body is not operating at its highest potential.

See a professional

A full physical exam is a great preventative measure to take before the start of your new adventure.

Stay tuned for our next post where we talk about the advances in regenerative medicine like Stem Cells! This youtube video gives you a great introduction!

Five Tips for Thriving and Managing your Diabetes

For a person living with a chronic illness like diabetes, each day comes with extra planning. Unlike other people, the average day for people with this condition requires a lot of forward thinking and other factors to consider. Visiting a family practice doctor who specializes in diabetic care is highly recommended. It’s important that you manage your diabetic condition by coming up with small, tangible steps that will help you overcome burnout and distress thereby improving your everyday life. Here are tips to help you stay healthy and keep smiling.  

Take your Medication

First things first, taking your medication should be so obvious as it will help you live a long, happy, and healthy life. Of course, living with this condition can be overwhelming at times, but you don’t what to ignore your medication, whether in injections or pill form. 

Dine out Right

Well, no one said you should eat a special ‘diabetes diet.’ There’s no such a thing. What you need is a healthy nutritious diet. Making healthy choices isn’t an option. If you’re visiting a friend during the holiday, you might want to request for some modifications to the menu. It’s not going to always be easy to stick to a healthy diet. However, it’s possible when you prepare and plan ahead of time.  Avoid junk food, cakes, fizzy drinks, cakes, and refined carbohydrates. These foods aren’t good for you. 

Make Exercise Fun and Easy

The goal is to stay active. Slowly ease into an exercise routine that works for you. You could start with something as simple as walking and jogging. At least get thirty to sixty minutes of exercise most days of the week. Of course, you’ll have to plan ahead for this to work, especially if you have a busy schedule. Choosing activities you enjoy doing will motivate you to keep exercising. Whether it’s walking, gardening, bike riding, swimming or running, be sure to find time to be active each day. 

Ask for Support and Consider Joining a Community

You need a team that can not only educate you and hold you accountable but also support you when it comes to clarifying your struggles and thoughts and improving your blood sugar management. Whether you think you’re well controlled or you’re still trying to get yourself together, it’s important you seek support from family, friends, or your doctor. You don’t have to be alone. Remember this is a chronic condition and it’s exhausting and relentless. Joining a community will help you cope up with all the struggles and daily irritations about the condition. 

Check your Levels often

No matter how long you’ve had your condition and how much you know about it, you still need to keep going for regular checkups. That’s one way to keep your motivation up. You also have to check your blood sugar levels often. You want to be aware of where you are at the moment so you can know the best decisions to make when it comes to meals and activities. Work hand in hand with your clinic or doctor to monitor the condition and implement the necessary changes in your daily routine. 

In conclusion, there are other small steps that can help you manage this condition including getting enough sleep, managing your stress, and adjusting your attitude to focus your energy on things you can control. The chronic condition doesn’t have to hold you back or limit you from traveling, eating well at home, going to school, working, and doing other things you enjoy. Just be sure to plan yourself well with the mentioned steps.