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This is an amazing account of this this truly extreme event - read on for all the gory details by our very own Morgan Chaffin, Professional Triathlete .... When Kris Story first mentioned Alaskaman, I didn’t realize what I was getting myself into. But I’m always up for a challenge.  Extreme triathlon, approximately ironman distance, why not? I signed up the moment registration opened with my heart set on doing well. Whether my coach, Shawn Weirick of Triple Threat Racing, tho...
Posted on 2017-07-22
It’s starting to heat up outside! It is very important to be prepared for the rising temperature. It can take up to fourteen days to get acclimated to the heat. Exercising in the heat can be very risky. Take extreme precautions to avoid any life threatening heat related illnesses. Always consult your physician, health care professional, and physical therapist before beginning any exercise routine. Additionally, carry your cell phone and tell a friend where you are going. Here are four simp...
Posted on 2017-06-21
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates nearly nine million Americans pack a full week’s worth of exercise into just two days. These occasional athletes, also known as Weekend Warriors, account for the largest population encountering nonprofessional sport-related injuries, which add up to healthcare costs exceeding more than $18 billion per year. The most common injuries Weekend Warriors face include rotator cuff injuries, Achilles tendonitis, golf or tennis elbow, a...
Posted on 2017-05-02
No Gym, No Equipment? No Problem! In our last blog, we highlighted the importance of adding strength training to your health regimen.  Below are exercises you can do without going to the gym or purchasing expensive equipment.   For proper strength training, it is typically recommended that a person exercise 15-30 minutes 3-5 days/week, performing 5-8 exercises, alternating body parts: legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms. To allow for proper recovery it is not ...
Posted on 2017-03-20
Staying with Those New Year's Resolutions in 2017 Did you make a resolution to be healthier in 2017?  If so, this is about the time of year when people are often beginning to give up on it - but wait!  Don't give up yet. Here are a few tips to get your started or to assist you in staying on track with your new year’s resolution. Remember it is never too late to begin making small, healthy changes! Try these easy exercise and nutrition tips that will bring BIG results! Want to...
Posted on 2017-02-20
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