Three ways to give youth hockey a boost in your hometown

Enrollment in youth hockey is at an all-time high in communities across the country. According to USA Hockey, a record 567,908 players registered to play in the 2018-2019 season, with 356,760 of those players ages 16 and younger. Based on the recent surge in youth hockey enrollment, it’s more important than ever to give our local communities a boost. Hockey not only provides a great workout, but according to USA Hockey, the sport helps promote confidence, pride, focus and responsibility. Feeling inspired to help your local hockey community? Try one…

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6 hacks for savvy parents to save time and money

Whether it’s your first child or you’ve been around the baby block a few times before, having an infant in your life is an unforgettable experience. While there are countless joys you’ll cherish forever, there are also a few challenges you’ll likely face along the way. Savvy parents are always looking for tricks to save time and money while becoming better caregivers. These six simple hacks will make you feel like a superstar parent while giving your little one the best: 1) Fast and tidy diaper changes Wiggling legs can…

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3 Strategies for Optimizing Mechanical Tension

While chasing the pump is undoubtedly an effective way to stimulate hypertrophy, it’s not the only way to make your muscles grow. Mechanical tension, the force created when a muscle contracts isotonically against a load, is also a potent stimulator of muscle growth and should be incorporated into your weight training routine for maximal development.   This can be done by simply performing heavy, multi-joint free weight exercises, but there are also a number of training variables that can be manipulated to ensure you yield maximal hypertrophic gains from your…

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5 Tips to Support Immune Health

Being proactive in supporting your immune health gives you a much better chance of staying healthy this winter season and beyond. Tieraona Low Dog, M.D., Chief Medical Advisor at MegaFood, a leading maker of premium supplements made with real food and added nutrients, identifies several tips to ensure you’re giving your immune system a fighting chance this season: 1. Eat a Nutrient-Dense Diet A nutrient-rich diet is important all year round, but as we head into the winter season it’s important to start introducing immune-boosting foods, such as garlic and…

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Get your glow on: 6 tips to make your skin and hair shine

Face it, winter is brutal for your skin and hair. Between the harsh, cold wind outside and the dry, overheated air inside, it’s hard to look your best all winter long. On top of that, everyone tends to overindulge in unhealthy food and drinks during the winter months. Fortunately, there are strategies you can use to enhance your looks while boosting your body’s natural ability to fight off the ill effects of winter. Here are some tips to look your best — even when the weather does its worst. Treat…

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Write Your Training Programs Like a Book

Do you remember your high school English class? When your teacher first taught you how to write an essay, they probably began first with how to create an outline. Once you format your outline, it will be easier to organize and fill in the details. With a framework to guide your thought process, you can write an entire essay from beginning to end.   If your teacher asks you to write an essay or a thesis, they want you to show a clear intro, body, and conclusion with a resolution…

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“Don’t Give Up”: One Man’s Journey with Metastatic Castration-Sensitive Prostate Cancer

Dave, age 74, a retired furniture designer who spent winters on the Utah ski slopes, had always been active and never felt the need to see a doctor. Several years ago, after noticing irregular patterns in his health, such as frequent urination, he assumed these changes were a normal part of aging. However, his symptoms continued to increase in severity. “I knew something was wrong with my body,” said Dave, “I decided it was time to take charge and visit a doctor to understand what was going on.” After several…

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Prepare for Takeoff With the Deadlift Checklist

The deadlift is an essential human skill. Learn to deadlift well, and you’ll save yourself years of back pain from lifting babies and groceries off the floor wrong. Better still, learn to hinge and then deadlift, and you’ll open up a tremendous world of strength, power, and higher quality movement.    The deadlift is a phenomenal total body lift, built on a strong foundation of hip hinges and RDLs. I believe you should master that hinge pattern before trying to lift from the ground. Properly executed, the deadlift will greatly…

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BrandpointContent – 5 tips to boost your workout

No matter how much you work out, chances are you want more — either in terms of your experience or results. It’s not just the time you put in, however. A great workout is all about targeting the right muscle groups, and finding the most efficient exercises to optimize your time and energy. Here are some tips for boosting your workout — and results. 1. Make it convenient Everyone’s busy, and if it’s hard to get to the gym, most people skip days — or weeks — when life is…

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How to put your eye health into 2020 focus this year

Improving one’s health is a hot topic for the New Year. New diets, the latest fitness trackers and health-centric apps are popping up everywhere. As people show an increased focus on their weight, their cholesterol level or their muscle tone, they often forget that two of their most important organs — their eyes — need to be supported as well. Fortunately, it’s easy to include support for your eye health into your overall fitness plan. Here are five ways to put your eye health into 2020 focus for the New…

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