The risk of getting cancer can be reduced by up to 42 percent with as little as 10-minute bouts of exercise a couple of times per day. Yet about half of Americans are failing to get the recommended amount of physical activity. A combination of education, awareness and providing people with a simple and clear path can help them make the positive changes needed for optimal well-being.
By Elizabeth Bedell Marino, RD, LD
It’s no secret that fast food isn’t the healthiest, but you might be surprised to learn that your health isn’t the only thing that will improve when you break the routine. Swapping fast food for whole food (fresh fruits and veggies, whole grains and lean protein) will help you …
Elizabeth Bedell is a registered and licensed dietitian and the Coordinator for ProMedica Executive Health Program. For her full bio, please click here.
Interested in a personalized nutrition plan to meet your health and fitness goals? Elizabeth Bedell is now available for consultations at Wildwood Athletic Club. Call 419-539-0235 for more information or to schedule your appointment.
When you hear the word “cupping”, do you immediately think ‘Michael Phelps’? Well you are not alone. Although cupping has just recently gone mainstream, it has been used along with sports massage throughout history in the Olympic Games for pre- and post-events, maintenance, detoxification, recovery and injuries. Some athletes have been known to use cupping therapy to “naturally” improve performance and reduce stiffness, muscle cramps, joint pains and scar tissue caused by injuries. For example, cupping can release the IT Band or TFL muscle to increase the athletes stride which reduces race times and recovery time. This would add a great competitive edge to any athlete whether it is at a professional level or even for the weekend warrior.
Cupping has demonstrated immediate effects on more issues than just sports injuries or pre- and post-event conditions. This modality can also help with arthritis, tendonitis, bursitis, old and new scarring and post-surgery, loose skin and old deposits from weight loss, lymphedema, fibromyalgia, diabetes, vascular issues, COPD and other breathing issues, Parkinson’s disease, IBS and acid reflux. If your question is, “Why should I try cupping?” The answer is simple. The benefits are overwhelming!
- Remove old debris & old prescriptions from your body
- Decrease pain & inflammation
- Release deep muscular issues
- Release & soften scar tissue
- Lift & stretch soft tissue
- Open chest & lungs
- Improve circulation
- Drain Lymph Fluid
- Clear drainage pathways
- Sedate nervous system
- Increase range of motion
- Loosen tight attachments
Check out our Facebook video of Dawn Jones, a licensed massage therapist at ProMedica Wildwood Athletic Club, demonstrating cupping massage on one of our trainers.
So the real question is…. What are you waiting for? Call Wildwood Athletic Club at 419-539-0235 and schedule your cupping therapy session today with Dawn Jones, LMT, CMRM.