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“Take Me Out TO The Ballgame,” not “Take Me Out OF the Ballgame!” It’s that time of the year again and baseball/softball is in full swing. This is a wonderful time to get family together and cheer on your favorite athlete and team! Participating in sports should be fun and the health benefits gained from playing are undeniable, but playing carries a risk of potential injury if the athlete is not properly prepared. The most common injuries experienced in youth b...
Posted on 2019-04-09
Dealing with the pain and limited mobility associated with an injury or illness can be stressful for so many reasons. You might have questions like, “How long will I be sidelined?” and “What do I need to do to get better?” Or maybe you’re worried about how you’ll pick your children up from school, walk to the train for your commute or prepare meals for your family. These are all perfectly normal concerns. Luckily, there are some ways that you can gain control...
Posted on 2019-03-29
Written by Professional Triathlete, Morgan Chaffin A question I often get from my athletes is, how can I develop the mental fortitude to overcome anxiety, fear, discomfort and setbacks? In response, I’ve recently been listening to numerous podcasts on positive mental self-talk strategies. One of my favorites is used by the Navy SEALs, who adhere to this powerful saying: when you feel that you’re completely wiped out, you’re actually only 40 percent done and have 60 percent i...
Posted on 2019-03-19
Got Back Pain? Conquer it today! Are you taking prescription pain medication for moderate to severe chronic low back pain? Do you suffer with back pain or leg pain when you stand or walk? Do you experience pain when you sit for long periods or drive? Does your back ever “go out” if you move the wrong way? Are you afraid your pain will get worse if you don't do anything about it? If you have answered YES to any of the above questions, or if you want to prevent low back pain from oc...
Posted on 2019-03-12
Most often, when setting a goal it will fall into one of two categories; an outcome goal or a process goal. The problem with focusing on an end result (outcome goal) is we forget about the process needed to get us there. For instance, before embarking on a road trip we develop a map with precise steps that will take us to our final destination. This is the same for goal setting. Small, process goals lead to the bigger picture, the end result or the outcome goal. Typically outcome goals are out ...
Posted on 2019-02-25
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