Does Your Child Need a Physical for Fall Sports Season?

August 9, 2018

" The school year will be here before we know it, which means the fall sports season is here too, too. Before running off to the first soccer or football practice of the season, you need to make sure your child receives their sports physical. Why does my child need a sports physical? A sports physical can help identify if the sport is safe for the child to participate in.  During a physical, the physician can ...

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Workout Mistakes That May Be Causing Your Injuries

August 6, 2018

" Warmups and cooldowns are essential to your workout, and done correctly, they can reduce your risk of injury, improve your overall athletic performance, and increase your desired fitness results. Even though it may take a few extra minutes away from your workout, it can be easy to fall into the habit of not warming up or cooling down properly. Next time you’re hitting the gym, be sure to block off at least 60 minutes ...

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Keys to Hydration, Safety and Wellness

August 1, 2018

" Summertime should be a time for activities in the sun & lots of fun! But we have to be very mindful of paying attention to what our bodies need. The body is made up of about 60% of water. This means we have to constantly be replenishing the body when we are losing water. If we don’t replace the water in our bodies that we lose, we then get dehydrated. What is dehydration? Dehydration occurs when we lose more fluids in the body than we put in. We lose fluids doing an everyday task. However, if we do the more strenuous task we need more fluids to keep up with ourselves. More strenuous task examples are: Running Exercise/lifting swimming Jumping Working outside Having a fever/sickness When we are doing these task our bodies sweat and exert the fluids throughout our bodies. If we do these tasks in the heat our bodies exert even more fluids from our bodies. What are the side effects of dehydration? Some side effects can be subtle such as; an increase in thirst or a dry mouth. you may start to feel sleepy, weak or fatigued. More intense dehydration can give the side effects of; decreased urine output, or urine is more of a yellow color than usual, Dizzyness, headaches & no tears or sweat. Severe hydration has symptoms of; No urine output, Blood pressure drops from standing or sitting, rapid heart rate. If you have any of these serve symptoms you should go ...

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