New Resource Puts Parkinson’s Disease on the Defense

The diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease is not an easy one. The Parkinson’s Playbook is a complete resource for Parkinson’s patients and their caregivers, providing them with the knowledge needed to proactively defend themselves against the progression of Parkinson’s disease with energy, vitality, and confidence.

Author and Parkinson’s patient Robert Smith has prepared an enlightening and engaging guide to help tackle Parkinson’s head on, including a pro-active offense of lifestyle improvements and defensive measures including cutting-edge medications and natural healing techniques. Continue reading

Tactical Mobility:  New Workouts Increase Performance and Prevent Injuries

Developed by former United States Marine Nick Benas, accomplished yoga instructor Gwen Lawrence, and Stew Smith, CSCS, USN (SEAL), Tactical Mobility is designed to increase your mobility, flexibility, and endurance to perform and sustain on an elite level in the military, law enforcement, firefighting and emergency services, and tactical professions.

With Tactical Mobility you will increase your readiness and survivability in the field, keep your training balanced and effective, excel in the physical requirements of your job smoothly and without pain, get to it, get through it, and stay with it… whatever is in store! Continue reading

The Hero Workouts: Tributes to Courage and Sacrifice

Bell, Gallant, Pike, Legion 8, Jenny. These are the names of workouts created as a tribute to men and women who lost their lives in service to their country. The Hero Workouts presents a collection of these honorific workouts dedicated to their memory.

The Hero Workouts features over 100 workouts each named for a fallen hero and includes the story of their personal lives and battle action. The story behind The Hero Workouts is one that needs to be told. Each workout is named after a fallen soldier or group of soldiers. Continue reading

Swim Your Way to Fitness and Health

Swimming is a great workout for your body. It works your lungs, heart and muscles. It is impact-free, great for injury recovery, and has a meditative benefit to boot. That said, the routine of swimming laps can be monotonous and boring, until now.

Expert and multi-sport coach Terri Schneider combines skill training with variations in speed, distance, and technique in The Swimmer’s Workout Handbook for an effective and easy-to-follow series of pool workouts designed to make you a stronger, faster, and more proficient swimmer. Continue reading

3 Steps to Recover from an Ankle Sprain

Robin Gerber MS, ATC

Michael Volkmar, MS, CSCS, PES, CPT

One of the most common ‘weekend warrior’ injuries seen by medical doctors is the ankle sprain.  Most frequently the ankle is injured during running or jumping activities in which the foot rolls or twists after stepping on an uneven surface. Continue reading

Summary:

The shift in healthcare services is moving from a fee-for-service model to one of value and quality.  Healthcare providers and hospitals are on the hook (i.e. risk sharing) for producing better health outcomes for the patients (i.e. health consumer), and thus their compensation and reimbursements are more closely tied to those outcomes. Continue reading

3 Reasons to start a Garage Gym:

This series of articles starts with the reasons to start your own Garage Gym.  Picture your ideal gym. Most likely, topping the wish list is a location close to home that is also outfitted with your preferred equipment. Continue reading

Top 5 Lower Body Mobility Exercises

These mobility exercises are best done as a warm up to your lower body workouts. They will prime the body for better performance by jump starting the correct muscles. These exercise will also keep you injury free and allow you to train longer and harder. Continue reading