Month: July 2011

Why “Crash” Dieting Isn’t Worth The Crash

Why “Crash” Dieting Isn’t Worth The Crash

  Written by Zoe Calkins As temperatures rise and we trade in our sweatshirts and slacks for shorts and swimsuits, many begin to realize that they aren’t as physically ready for summer as they are mentally.  Dieting quickly takes the top spot priority-wise in the […]

NWA Man Bikes Across the U.S. After Surviving Cancer

NWA Man Bikes Across the U.S. After Surviving Cancer

Contributed by Morgan Baden “You go through a period of shock. That gut-punch feeling.  Me? Not me , I’m a healthy guy,  I’m an athlete! Then a period of anger and “Why me”. But you can only do that for so long – mine lasted […]

Should I use Cold or Heat for my Injury?

Should I use Cold or Heat for my Injury?

Some Like it Hot. Some Like it Cold. Contributed by Dennis Champagne, MMT Though some of us may prefer to use heat whenever we have muscle aches, there is a time and place for ice treatment as well. Here is a simple rule of thumb to determine when to […]

Hello Mr.Thyriod

Hello Mr.Thyriod

Contributed by Brian Reed, PA-C The thyroid gland is part of the body’s endocrine system, which is responsible for secreting thyroid hormone that primarily regulates metabolism.  The gland itself rests in the front of the neck just below the voice box. Hypothyroidism is a common […]

5 biggest mistakes to Avoid for In-Home Care

5 biggest mistakes to Avoid for In-Home Care

If you’re concerned about getting good in home care, you should be.  Honest, reliable caregivers are a blessing and can provide you with greater freedom and independence.  Yet in today’s society there are many poor quality and bad caregivers.  These caregivers can present a host […]

Achoo – God Bless

Achoo – God Bless

contributed by Brian Reed, PA-C Not only are we getting excited for fun in the sun, but Mother Nature is as well.  The tree buds are forming, the flowers are starting to bloom, and the air is filled with the sounds of….Achooo! Seasonal allergies, or […]

The Good, The Bad, and Your Cholesterol

The Good, The Bad, and Your Cholesterol

Contributed by Brian Reed, PA-C Many people get confused when it comes to cholesterol.  Most know that there is a good one and a bad one, but which is which?  First of all, cholesterol is a waxy substance that is not dissolved in the bloodstream.  […]

Avoid Heat Stroke this Summer

Avoid Heat Stroke this Summer

  Knowing what to look  for, and what to do if you think someone is experiencing heat stroke could mean the difference between life and death for that individual.   Dr. Harvey of Harvey Pediatrics answers some important questions about heat injuries.   What are some […]

5 Simple Nutrition Tips for Athletes

5 Simple Nutrition Tips for Athletes

To exercise consistently, you need to provide a good supply of high-quality energy to your working muscles. The easiest way to do this is to eat a balanced breakfast and continue eating a variety of high-quality foods throughout the day. Carbohydrate in the form of […]

Too busy to exercise? Kill the Excuses

Too busy to exercise? Kill the Excuses

Kill the Excuse If you think you’re too busy to exercise, try this experiment: For one day, schedule a time to work out, and then stick to it-even if you can exercise for only 10 minutes. “At the end of the day, ask yourself if […]

Easy Time-Saving Workouts

Easy Time-Saving Workouts

Stay in Shape with Easy workouts that Don’t Take All Your Time   3 Easy Workouts 4 Rounds of 100y lunge 50 sit ups 100y sprint W/ a 2:00 clock running… Run 150y Hurdle Hop 12″ 20reps. Squat Clean & Jerk until 2:00 is up. […]

Alvin’s Army: Community Rallies in Support of Boy with Cancer

Alvin’s Army: Community Rallies in Support of Boy with Cancer

Contributd by Eddie Gregg He hadn’t been feeling well for months. He coughed violently and suffered from chest pains. His parents and teachers didn’t know why. Finally, over Christmas break, doctors determined why 11-year-old Alvin Hiram was so sick. He has leukemia. Alvin’s dad, Lucky, has […]