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Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane Preparedness

It is hurricane season here in Southwest Florida and I don’t know about all of you but I like to be prepared for whatever may happen. Here are 12 things you should have prepared in the event of a hurricane. 1. Water My general rule of thumb concerning how much water to have on handContinue Reading »

Pickleball: Warm Up Routine

Pickleball: Warm Up Routine

A proper warm up is a great way to help prevent injuries while on the court. When muscles are stiff and tight, they don’t work efficiently and this can set you up for a strain or tear. When we are considering a warm up prior to a game of pickleball, we want to slowly rampContinue Reading »

Pickleball: Common Injuries and How to Avoid Them

Pickleball: Common Injuries and How to Avoid Them

Although Pickleball is great for people of all ages, injuries do occur. Common injuries include injuries from falls, ankle sprains, shoulder impingement or strains, hamstring, quad, and groin strains. Several steps can be taken in order to reduce your risk of injury and keep you healthy playing on the court. Warm Up Properly A proper warmContinue Reading »

Pickleball: What is it?

Pickleball: What is it?

Pickleball seems to have invaded Southwest Florida and for multiple reasons it seems to be here to stay. This sport is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States and is being played by millions of people of all ages.What is pickleball? Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton,Continue Reading »

5 Easy Tricks to Relieve Neck Pain

5 Easy Tricks to Relieve Neck Pain

1 Adjusting Your Sleeping PositionAre you waking up in the morning and experiencing neck stiffness and pain? Depending on your sleeping position, you may want to keep some things in mind. First, let’s consider what position you tend to sleep in at night.  Side Sleepers  Side sleepers need a thicker pillow under their head to keepContinue Reading »

Tips to Reduce Aches and Pains While Gardening

Tips to Reduce Aches and Pains While Gardening

1.Get the Blood Moving Before You Start A brisk walk or activating the muscles of the limbs and spine can help get blood moving and warm up your body for gardening activities. 2.Posture! Posture! Posture! Using good body mechanics while gardening is important in order to reduce tightness and prevent injury. When lifting, engage your core byContinue Reading »

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