Prevent

Cyclist’s Quest: Finding the Perfect Fit

In the 1970s, singer Freddy Mercury of Queen screamed a lyric, “Get on your bikes and ride,” which may have had a lot of different meanings to a lot of people. But let’s fast forward to our kinder, gentler and more physically fit era, and assume he really did want all of us to ride…

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Fit for Survival

Maybe it’s the zombie apocalypse or just woefully lost in the woods as the sun is setting, or maybe it’s a perfectly civilized and well-planned hiking or camping trip, having the right survival gear – just in case – is a must. And some survival skills wouldn’t hurt either. “Be it a hurricane or when…

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“Stretchability” is it for you?

Does stretching improve athletic performance? Although there is substantial amount of research on the subject, it is still an area up for debate in the fitness world. According to the National Academy of Sports Medicine, “The latest research published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise helps answer the question of how pre-exercise static…

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Sweat’s Gone. Game On.

“Southwest Florida is arguably one of the hottest places in the U.S. But that doesn’t stop us from playing sports and engaging in our favorite outdoor activities 12 months out of the year,” says SAAKA creator and owner, Steven Wieder. “We needed something better to prevent sweat from compromising our passions. SAAKA bands were born…

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PNF Stretching

If you’re like everyone else, you’ve probably given up on stretching altogether. You’ve stretched  ‘til the cows come home with zero results. Perhaps it’s important to decide what results you want. There are stretches that are specifically designed to increase range of motion and strengthen muscle groups. For example, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) is a…

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Lending a Helping Hand to Fitness

There is no doubt that there is a price to pay for fitness. Repetitive stress, minor injuries, improper form and biomechanical imbalances can become amplified when ignored and lead to bigger issues. These set-backs can interrupt workout schedules and hinder gains. Since the late 19th century, scores of people have found solace in Chiropractic care….

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Summer Fitness & Fun in the 941

Summer fitness can sometimes be a struggle with work schedules, vacations, daycare or the lack thereof, and not to mention the heat and humidity in the 941 area code. Fortunately there are quite a few family oriented fitness activities from which to choose and literally something for everyone, from kids’ races on the beach to…

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Movement Is Life

How well we move may determine how long we live. A Brazilian study published in the European Journal of Cardiology found that our ability to rise from a seated position on the floor was a strong indicator of our longevity. Those who had difficulty standing unassisted and had to use more than one limb for…

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