Pros and Cons of the Sun Exposure

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The season of sun rays and sun basking is here. What are we to think when we are told that the sun is healthy for us, yet poses threats to our bodies at the same time due to damaging UV rays? Some people are so concerned that they cover up like they are about to journey through the Arabian Desert. … Read More

How to Improve Your Posture

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In our modern lifestyle, we spend the majority of our day hunched over our desk, laptop or cell phone. You’re probably guilty of it right now. Poor posture leads to reduced mobility, general stiffness, and chronic conditions such as headaches, back, neck and shoulder pain. Your concave chest and compressed abdominal cavity can also interfere with breathing and digestion. Here … Read More

Exercises for Injury Recovery

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Injuries may suck the life out of you, but they’re not the end of the world. You can typically still train them in an altered program and return to activity relatively healthy, you just need to have a smart program in place. Talk to an athletic therapist or personal trainer at your club to see if there’s anything you should … Read More

7 Keys to a Healthy Diet

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Developing healthy eating habits does not have to be as restrictive as many people imagine. The essential steps are to eat mostly foods derived from vegetables, fruits, whole grains and legumes and limit highly processed foods. Here are tips on creating a healthy diet: Eat Plenty of Produce Aim for mostly vegetables and some fruit every day. Include green, orange, … Read More

What is Athletic Therapy?

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We sat down with two athletic therapists to answer a few questions to help you understand more about what athletic therapy is. What do members need to know about athletic therapy? Athletic therapists are musculoskeletal specialists. They take care of ligaments, tendons, bones, joints, muscles, and nerves. We assess and look at discrepancies of the musculoskeletal system and use manual therapy … Read More

Why Women Should Strength Train

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The human body is an incredible machine made up of two main components: fat mass and lean body tissue.  The lean tissue aspect of the body includes all of our muscles, bones, organs, ligaments, tendons, and water.  At the end of the day, it helps us look amazing and feel even better.  Who’s not dying for those cut arms and sculpted legs? … Read More

4 Reasons to Try Group Fitness

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You have been checking out our group fitness schedule, but don’t know where to start. Yoga, Spin, Pound, Force – what is it all about? Here are four reasons to try a group fitness class at World Health. Instructor-led: All classes are led by an experienced team of highly skilled, fully certified instructors who receive continuing education to keep them up … Read More

Recipe: Turkey Meatballs

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Looking for a high protein snack on the go? Turkey not only clocks in at 14 grams of protein per three ounces, it is also a rich source of iron, zinc, potassium, phosphorus, and selenium. Selenium, in particular, is important for thyroid hormone metabolism and boosting the immune system to its antioxidant capabilities. Turkey is also high in tryptophan. Tryptophan … Read More

Improve Your Golf Swing

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Improve Your Golf Swing

What does it mean when we talk about an effective golf swing? There are a number of different factors that contribute to solid mechanics in the golf swing. Two crucial elements are stability and mobility. Many golfers believe swing speed is paramount and don’t often take into consideration tempo, sequencing or balance. These are extremely important when it comes to … Read More

Tips For A Better Sleep

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Are you getting your 7-9 hours of sleep nightly? Not many of us are and it’s something most of us could use a lot more of. Sleep is your body’s number one recovery mechanism. While you are sleeping your body detoxified and repairs itself and your brain works to process information and reset itself for the next day. Lack of … Read More