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MILITARY APPRECIATION MONTH: A CONVERSATION WITH COL CARROLL "BUD" OCKERT, US ARMY, RET.

May 10, 2019
 "No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks."  --James Allen   It’s May, which means that it’s Military Appreciation month, and I can’t help but wonder how many people know this or better…

AVOIDING THE WINTER HIBERNATION MOVEMENT

With the onset of cold temperatures, snow, and ice, there is a tendency for many of us to minimize our physical activities and stay inside where it is warm and dry. Unfortunately, little to no physical activity, over-indulgence throughout the Holiday season, and too much cheer can add up to unwanted…

U.S. NATIONAL SKYDIVING CHAMPION SARA LAWARE

As a competitive skydiver my body is pushed to the limits on each and every jump. After about 1,000 jumps my shoulders had started to fail me and I had shoulder surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff and detached tendons. Surgery took place about a month before I left for a two week vacation in Vermont.…

HOW TO BEAT OSTEOARTHRITIS

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative form of arthritis and is characterized by the wearing away of cartilage.  It is the most common form of arthritis and weight bearing joints (knees, hips and spine) are the most susceptible. Just because you have OA  doesn’t  mean you are ready for surgery. There are a…

BASKETBALL PREPARATION PART III

Keys for Optimal Basketball Performance, part IIIDeborah Harris, PT, RD, CLT-LANAProper Nutrition The two nutritional keys for optimal basketball performance are minimizing carbohydrate depletion and staying adequately hydrated. Carbohydrates are the main source of fuel utilized by the body in basketball…

BASKETBALL PREPARATION KEYS FOR OPTIMAL BASKETBALL PERFORMANCE, PART 2

Basketball PreparationKeys for Optimal Basketball Performance, Part 2Deborah Harris, PT, RD, CLT-LANAImproving Strength Stronger athletes are at an advantage from the opening tip. Training in the weight room and always pushing one’s limits builds confidence as much as it does muscle. The more strength…

BASKETBALL PREPARATION KEYS FOR OPTIMAL BASKETBALL PERFORMANCE, PART I

Editors note: This is the first in a 3 part series. Basketball is an intense game of speed, agility, quickness, power, endurance, skill, and mental focus.  By following proper sound nutrition before, during, and after a basketball game, a player can maximize their training and competition level.  One…

6 TIPS FOR GOOD HEALTH WHILE GARDENING

Gardening is a favorite activity for many people in the spring and summer. The gardening season is short in Vermont, so when the weather is good people tend to work until darkness takes over. 6 tips for staying healthy while gardening: Paying attention to your body position when shoveling, planting…

RESEARCH CORNER: KNEE PAIN AND HIP STRENGTH

Knee pain, specifically patellofemoral joint pain (PFP), is one of the most common orthopedic complaints among adolescents and young adults. Female athletes have been reported to be significantly more likely to experience PFP. There are multiple factors that attribute to PFP. Here is an interesting contributor…

WATER VS. LAND-BASED EXERCISE

How to decide which is best for you. Both environments have been used for strengthening and improving mobility and independence: which one is best for you? Think about where you are right now and where you want to be. What needs to change? How do you want to get there? AQUATIC EXERCISE: Water offers…

STAY HEALTHY DURING SKIING AND RIDING SEASON

Skiing and Riding season is in full swing, follow these guidelines to have a safe and fun season: Be sure to warm up and cool down properly. Gently stretch your calves, hamstrings and quads before and after riding. Wear appropriate equipment for your size and skill level. Make sure that your equipment…