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Every Breath You Take

by WRNW Our workday is made up of tasks. Tasks are made up of thoughts, movements, steps, challenges, and choices. We can’t progress through any of those without first taking a breath. With so many breaths to take in a day, why make it harder on yourself? Make every breath

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Zen & Flex

by Sydney Boyce, MS, LAT, ATC, RYT200 If we’re Building Health this month, we have to tackle both physical and mental health, right? So let’s talk yoga. It’s here to build both at the same time! Yoga is a form of physical activity where you can strengthen, stretch, and improve

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Strong Shoulders, Stronger Ken

by Aaron Weidman, MS, ATC, CEAS Men’s Health tends to be a bit like Fight Club. How, you ask? Well, the 1st and 2nd rule of Men’s Health are similar to those of Fight Club – “You do not talk about Men’s Health!” We’re working on breaking through the stigma

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Ken As Hard As You Ken

by Mitchel Musselman, ATC During Men’s Health Month, here’s your reminder – stepping up and being a difference maker is not only to benefit those around you. You have to step up and make a difference in yourself too. You cannot take care of others if you don’t take care

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The Wonderful World of Ken-jury Prevention

by Omar Fercha, LAT, ATC According to a 2020 study, 82% of men try to stay healthier to live longer for family and friends. However, only 50% of men engage in using preventive care. My fellow men, WHAT ARE WE DOING!? Life finds a way. The odds of us being

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It’s Complexus

by Andrea Jervinis, LAT, ATC Ladies! Do you have the right support? Let’s discuss. Women are more prone to experience thoracic pain in their lifetime than men. A study sampling 3,710 workers found that 17% of women in the workforce and 9% of men experienced thoracic pain. Although the prevalence

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Soap & Razors

by Casee Yarborough, LAT, ATC Have you heard of the Pink Tax? It’s not an actual tax, but it’s the tendency that common products for women are more expensive compared to equivalent products for men. Things like razors and soaps are a few dollars more expensive when marketed to women.

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From Plate To Planet

by Peyton Mayberry, LAT, ATC Ever stop to ponder the journey of your food from fridge to fork? You’re not alone if the answer is ‘rarely.’ But here’s the reality: our daily meals often come with a side of waste – excess accoutrement, if you will. From overlooked leftovers to

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Building Our World

by Marta Borkova, PT, DPT Spring is here, and with it comes a time of new growth and renewal. The cold, dark days are receding, the ground and air thaw and begin to stir with new life. Even our bodies begin to transition from winter hibernation and energy conservation, to

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Pain Puzzles: Fact and Fiction

by Ashley Shoemaker, MHA, ATC Oww! A grimace. Eyes squeeze shut. Muscles tense. Frustration brews, patience wanes, and a sense of helplessness looms. Sound familiar? About 51 million Americans experience pain that interferes with their daily lives and thousands sustain injuries at work or home every day. And, even though the sense

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Awareness Level Midnight

by Alex Schmaltz, LAT, ATC Situational awareness is no joke. It’s a critical, on-the-job skill that helps to identify hazards, make effective decisions, and prevent accidents. Avoid the cleanup on aisle 5 and mop the ice with those injury risks! Slam Method Situational awareness involves being able to perceive, understand, and

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A Call To Attention

by JT Yancy, MAT, LAT, ATC, CSCS Military personnel are subjected to numerous testing criteria to assess their physical capabilities and to identify any shortfalls that may need to be addressed. These tests are critical in that they must be administered and monitored before being deployed or assigned to military

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