Archive for September 2011

Strength Training for Swimming Post 2

September 23rd, 2011 — 5:39am

Some things to remember when you are lifting free weights — always get a spotter. Don’t be afraid to ask for one. The fitness staff is more than happy to help. Getting a spotter is the first step to safe and consistent lifting. Also remember to support your back at all times. Whether it is sitting at a bench to do your curls or overhead press, or making sure that you keep your knees bent and a stance that is shoulder-width apart, it will make a difference and protect the back. Continue reading »

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Prostate Cancer: Medications

September 22nd, 2011 — 11:38am

Drug treatment with hormones is mainly used to relieve symptoms of advanced prostate cancer.
It can often help improve symptoms, but it is not a cure.
It may be the only treatment given for prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. It may help to prevent or relieve symptoms such as bone pain.
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Strength Training for Swimming Post 1

September 16th, 2011 — 5:50am

Most people look at swimming as something that you only do in the pool. If you want to become a stronger swimmer, improve your speed and get faster at the turns, a strength-training program is a necessity. Continue reading »

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The Dangers of Skydiving

September 9th, 2011 — 5:50am

Despite popular belief … skydiving is not a dangerous sport. It sounds crazy, because so many people view skydiving as a ‘death defying’ activity. Truth is, it’s the safest of all extreme sports. Continue reading »

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Troubled Athletes: Get Some Help Now!

September 6th, 2011 — 11:08am

Are you a current or former athlete? If so, you are accustomed to being yelled at. So sit back, relax and let me air you out for a while.

When I first decided to get into the field of athletic counseling, I talked to a number of people who were, or had been, working with troubled athletes. Continue reading »

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Get Over It! Part 2

September 2nd, 2011 — 5:26am

Feelings not dealt with will often result in nightmares, flashbacks, intrusive memories and unrest in being in situations that are a reminder of the original trauma. Nightmares may be an exact replay of the trauma or simply an experience of the same feelings of helplessness, fear, anger and grief. Continue reading »

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