Tuesday, December 30, 2014

We all need to prevent staph infection MRSA

We all need to prevent staph infection MRSA .You can use antimicrobial agents .
Staph infections MRSA are on the rise and can get onto your skin from sports gear that has not been cleaned. Exercise equipment, weight rooms and locker rooms need to be properly cleaned to prevent infections.
The first thing you need to do if you are into sports and working out is to make sure to wash with a antimicrobial soap when you are done. You should not be sharing towels, clothing or anything someone else has used without washing the item first.  All the contact sports will have a higher possibility of contracting   mrsa. Ice hockey is especially high on the list because of the equipment.
You must not share shin pads or equipment that has not been cleaned this is a big mistake. Your chances of catching a staph infection from a open cut or sore on your skin is very high. Football and lacrosse players can also catch staph infections.  People that are into wrestling make sure the school uses an antimicrobial agents to clean the wrestling mats.
You need to clean your equipment at least once a month to reduce the chances of getting a stapf infection. Staph can be found in body fluids, blood, sweat,  and can hide in your sports gear that come into contact with your skin. Weight lifters you need to wipe down the benches and weight equipment with a antimicrobial cloth most gyms will provide these.
Staph infection mrsa

Saturday, December 27, 2014

A sprain is severe stress or a tear of soft tissues

A stain such as overstretching ,overexertion and overuse of soft tissue is less severe then a sprain. A sprain is severe stress or a tear of soft tissues such as a joint ,ligament, tendon or muscle tear. If you have a rupture the pain is experienced in the area of the sprain. This soft tissue damage will have inflammation pain and some muscle spasm. Tendonitis is the inflammation of a tendon that may result in scarring or calcium deposits. A contusion to soft tissue will show bruising from a direct blow, this results in bleeding and an inflammatory response.
If you have soft tissue damage to a muscle you might have the following conditions. You will notice a decrease in the muscle strength due to some nerve damage. This can be caused by the direct blow to the muscle and from pain from the injury which causes inactivity. You will have mild pain at the time of the injury or within twenty four hours. You can have local tenderness and pain when the tissue is stressed. This is the least severe of a soft tissue injury. Most of these type of soft tissue injuries to muscles can be treated with rest and ice. When the area is always inflamed you need to start traetment or consult with your doctor.
You can heal at home from a mild soft tissue injury. You should rest and ice the area the first twenty four to forty eight hours. You can apply a compression bandage and elevate the injury if possible. You can also message the area gently after you have applied ice. You should not keep the area from being mobile and gently work the area but avoid any severe pain. Your movement of the area should be just enough so that the muscles are not stretched. Any movement should not result in pain or more swelling. You should avoid any exercise activity that involves the injured area. You should use the proper dosage of rest and movement if the area is swollen or inflamed, which will show up as pain when you try to move the area that is injured.
Soft Tissue Injuries

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

ski training program

Skiing most comprehensive ski fitness training program developed for skiing conditions
Develop Injury-Resistant Legs and Joints to Keep from Being Sidelined from the Slopes for Weeks, Months, or Even Forever!Is the stance and alignment you would use while exercising on this machine similar to the functional, athletic stance that you would use when you ski? Some so-called ski fitness machines put you in an alignment that can only be described as dysfunctional.
Skiing is a physically demanding activity and it requires a wide range of body movements. With this in mind, there are several factors that you need to pay close attention to: flexibility, strength, endurance, and cardiovascular fitness. All these should be improved so you can ski all day long while preventing muscle strain and other injuries.
Bear in mind that your training program should suit your ability and the level of conditioning that you need. In this section, let’s take a look at the different exercises and activities that you can do to prepare your body for some Skiing action
Beyond just building the necessary strength and endurance to be able to attack the mountain like you own it, we also knew that it was essential to make sure the programs were balanced for proper development of opposing muscle groups and joint health in your knees and hips.
After all, what good are strong legs if you end up throwing out a knee or tearing your ACL and ruining your entire ski season!
Therefore, we put careful consideration when developing the routines into making sure we were building functional leg and joint strength that was balanced giving you injury-resistant joints.
Exercises stretching

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

A primary culprit causing shin splints

The pain associated with PTS occurs on the medial (inside) border of the tibia (shin bone). The pain present when you start exercising becomes less severe as you warm up but becomes worse than ever after you stop exercising. Posterior tibial syndrome often occurs in beginning runners, who are unaccustomed to the activity and running surface, but can occur in seasoned athletes when they change running surfaces, exercise in different shoes, or increase their intensity or duration of exercise.
Prevention, rather than cure, should always be your first aim. I was very surprised when researching this topic at the number of articles that totally neglected any mention of preventative measures. They all talked of treatment and cure, but only one out of twenty took the time to address the issue of prevention in any detail.
  Even before any sign of shin soreness appears there are a number of simple preventative measures that can be easily implemented.
Since about half of all lower leg problems are caused by biomechanics inefficiencies, it makes sense to get the right advice on footwear. Your feet are the one area you should not "skimp" on. The best advice I can give you concerning footwear, is to go and see a qualified podiatrist for a complete foot-strike, or gait analysis. They will be able to tell you if there are any concerns regarding the way your foot-strike or gait is functioning.
Shin Splints

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Saw Palmetto Prostate Health

Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens) is a low-growing palm tree native to the southeastern United States. Saw Palmetto contains a number of beneficial compounds, including flavonoids, sterols and fatty acids that may support prostate health. Supports Prostate Health Highest Potency Standardized Extract Important for Men over 40.  Saw Palmetto is a small palm type of plant that is technically called Serenoa repens. It is mainly found in the southeastern United States along the coast. Saw Palmetto produces yellow flowers and reddish black berries. It is the berries from which the Saw Palmetto extract is taken. The berries themselves are very high in Fatty Acids and Phytosterols. The fruit is taken from the plant, partially dried, and then broken down with a solvent such as hexane or ethanol. The most commonly studied Saw Palmetto product is Permixon.
The highest quality oil comes from the extraction method, using liquid carbon dioxide and ultra-high pressure to extract the oil from the berries. According to Dr. Moerck, supercritical CO2 extraction is the cleanest extraction method known today, aside from eating the food whole. And, the higher the pressure used, the more micronutrients are left in the oil, such as lutein, lycopene, zeaxanthin, and chlorophyll.
There are a number of nutrients that have been used traditionally. One of them is organic pumpkin seed oil, which is a good nutrient  It's slightly less effective than saw palmetto  because it is a different mechanism of action. However, when buying a combination product, beware that saw palmetto oil is far more expensive than pumpkin seed oil. Some supplements will therefore contain mostly pumpkin seed oil and very little saw palmetto oil, resulting in a less effective product. Remember the threshold of what you want, as far as a daily dose, is a minimum of 320 mg of the saw palmetto oil.
Prostate Health

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Dynamic constant resistance training

Dynamic constant resistance training is great for your health and body with the correct resistance training exercises. The importance of overload is the most important principle of resistance training. The overload stresses the muscles so they grow. To overload the muscle you must increase the amount of work it has to do. There are two ways to do this. You can increase the amount of weight or the amount of repetitions in your work out.
 The principle of progressive resistance exercise is that as you get stronger you need to progressively increase the resistance in order to gain strength and muscle. You can start out doing ten repetitions with a given weight but then increase the weight and do five more repititions.You exercise routine should be designed so that fatigue does not limit your lifting ability. You should only work one set of muscles at a time then move to a different group of muscles. The resting muscles will repair themselves and grow larger. The muscle group need to recuperate.
 If your goal is to gain large amount of muscle you can try the bulk up method. You can do three to five sets of lifting on the large muscle groups. Start out with heavier weight but it should not be something you cannot lift safely. You should work up to eight to ten repetitions and this will take a few months. After you reach ten repetitions you can increase the weight. Once you have achieved this level you can use lighter weights and increase the speed of the movement. Once you have reached your desired weight you can maintain these exercises to keep your shape and muscle tone.
Resistance training program

Monday, December 8, 2014

How to reduce Stress

Stress can be a killer especially in todays world and there are many variants when it comes to stress. Dealing with everyday life, and carrying the problems that may or may not belong to you can scratch away any time that you feel good about yourself. You have Your reasons to allow stress to weigh us down. They say that stress is all in the mind and it can effect your blood pressure and your whole body. There are many ways to manage stress, and eventually remove it out of your life but you have to commit to it.

Take a look at what causes stress in most people. Protect yourself by recognizing stress in others and limiting your contact with them. Or if you've got the inclination,talk to them that you are trying to reduce yours. When you see people all worked up look at those who are calm,Learn from the best stress managers and copy what they do. There is research that indicates a strong relationship between social support and better mental and physical health. Burn the candle at one end Lack of sleep, poor diet and no exercise wreaks havoc on your body and mind. This often ignored as a stress management technique. Listen to your friends and relatives and don't burn the candle at both ends. As many know road rage is a big part of stress, fighting with a love one or co-worker all trigger stress.
How to reduce Stress

Saturday, December 6, 2014

PRP Therapy for injuries

Many people and athletes are asking for platelet rich plasma therapy for their injuries. This has been a topic all around the world to treat an injury. PRP is not a novel treatment. It has been used for more the twenty years out side of sports medicine. PRP is being use to promote healing in bone and cartilage growth and promote wound healing. It appears the this type of therapy can get a person or athlete back in action faster. Many sports medicine professionals are looking into this type of treatment to offer their patients.  Along with stretching and resting the injured area can respond faster to treatment if you include PRP, because of its inherent healing and growth promoting factors. PRP therapy, an emerging treatment in a new health sector known as ”Orthobiologics," offers a promising solution to accelerate healing of tendon injuries
 How does PRP work? Normal blood contains plasma and platelets the travel through out the body and go into action when an injury occurs. They primarily promote blotting clotting ,and start the healing process. The idea behind PRP is to use high concentration of platelets to promote healing to the injury. Most treatment contain three to five times the amount more of platelets and growth factor then normal blood. This is done by collecting the patients own blood and using various sub traits to make the blood richer. It has been found that this treatment has had great success in the treatment of hamstring with no pain or disability after treatment and the area has healed. It has boon shown that this type of injury responds well due to the limited blood supply to that area. It is not know why PRP works in some area and not others.
PRP Therapy

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Protein The Ultimate Muscle Salad


The Ultimate Muscle Salad
approx one to two cups spinach leaves  approx one to two cups mixed leaf lettuce  shredded carrots  1/2 of a ripe avocado, diced  two hard boiled eggs, diced preferrably organic, cage free  three Tbsp chopped pecans  1/4 cup dried cranberries  top with homemade dressing made of balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, and Udo's Choice Oil Blend  3/4 of total liquid should come from the vinegar
Mix it all together and you've got one delicious and ridiculously nutritious salad.
For an extra shot of antioxidants, wash it all down with some homemade iced green/white/oolong tea lightly sweetened with the natural sweetener Stevia or a little touch of raw honey.
Alright, now let's look at the approx macronutrient breakdown:
Protien: 23 grams., Carbohydrates: 48 grams., Fiber: 12 grams., Fat: 45 grams., Calories: 650
The portions above are simply the portions that you can use considering that my maintenance caloric intake is around 3000 calories per day.Teenage boys and active men can get all the protein they need from three daily servingsfor a total of seven ounces.
For children age two to six, most women, and some older people, the government recommends two daily servings for a total of five ounces.
For older children, teen girls, active women, and most men, the guidelines give the nod to two daily servings for a total of six ounces.
Everyone who eats an eight-ounce steak typically served in restaurants is getting more protein that their bodies need. Plus they're getting a hefty amount of artery-clogging saturated fat as well.
High protein foods