5 Tips to Protect Your Joints and Help Your Golf Game

first_img UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your comment! TAGSFlorida Hospital – Apopka Previous articleThe revolution continues in Apopka politicsNext articleJoin The Apopka Voice team: Sales Associate needed Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. From Florida Hospital Apopka Please enter your name herecenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Let’s say you are enjoying a nice game of golf with your boss or you have a friendly wager going with a good friend and it’s your turn to knock this one out of the park. You approach the ball and take your best swing, then all of a sudden, your ball goes left, your back goes right, your shoulders go up and your knees hit the ground. What are you going to do now? Fortunately, there are a few ways for you to protect your joints and help your golf game all at the same time. Here are a few tips to help your golf game:Joint motions at the hip, knee, and elbowMaximizing the energy transfer in your swingAchieving the proper pattern of mobility and stability sequencing throughout the swingControlling balance and weight shift through your swingStability and positioning at finishFlorida Hospital Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation has an awesome program called “Golf Fore Life” that is specifically designed for golfers. Our certified experts will assess every phase of your swing, from address to finish with our golf swing analysis and functional movement screen. This is a really easy and cool way to find out whether or not your swing is hindering your golf game or causing injuries.Key Factors for InjuriesMany people injure themselves simply because they do not stretch. A survey showed that more than half of the golfers who warmed up for 10 minutes or more before golfing had fewer than half the injuries than those who did not warm up. Another cause of injuries is the fact that golf is a repetitive sport. For this reason alone, many strains occur with the shoulder, neck, back, ankle and other areas of the body.Dr. J. Dean Cole, MD an orthopedic surgeon at Florida Hospital explains, “The quick twisting motion of your spine, hips, and knee can be harmful. Be sure to get those joints ready prior to swinging for the moon. Core strengthening and a good warm-up routine will go a long way to avoid injury.”For many people, golf is a relaxing hobby — something they can do to release stress. We all need that. However, when the very hobby that you engage in is causing you pain and inconvenient injuries, you can learn what you can do to prevent them. These preventative measures and exercise can help you avoid common injuries, and in turn, will land you that amazing win with your buddies, minus the injuries of course.Still have questions? Our experts are here to help. Visit our website or call (855) 303-DOCS. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

5 Ways to Make a Friend at Work

first_imgDuring National Service Dog Month, we’ve invited a few of the canine contributors at Dell to share their insights with us on Direct2Dell – as told to their humans.  In our final post, we hear from Sabrina who shared with her human Lisa Mae DeMasi tips for making friends at work.I remember it vividly. That day I met my best friend.After a really long time in a dark musty container, the door to the daylight slid open and I was hysterical. All of us were yapping madly as my crate door came undone and I was led to Lisa. I was so overwhelmed with joy because I knew she was here for me, to take me home and love me.Eight years later, I’m the one who loves to take care of her. You see, an accident in one of those cars so many of us dogs like to chase, caused permanent damage to her insides. I’m here to alert her when she needs to go to the restroom and comfort her when she suffers acute intestinal pains.Ours is a special work relationship, but having a friend at the office is something everyone can benefit from. I overheard someone mention that something called LinkedIn did a study that found 46 percent of workers worldwide believe that work friends are important to their overall happiness.So with that in mind, I’d like to share with you my tips for making friends at work:1. Approach with RespectAt work I sit beneath Lisa’s desk and no one even knows I’m there. I’m quiet in her cube, but may bark when someone approaches her abruptly. The other day I barked because this nice, tall Millennial guy appeared suddenly and started talking excitedly. When working with others, it’s important to respect their space and try not to interrupt when they are busy.2. Step Away from the KeyboardLisa gets so tense doing her work sometimes in front of her computer I think she will explode. In this maddening pace of what you call “digital transformation,” I beg you to remain kind to one another. Take time to say good morning to your coworkers. Sometimes I don’t hear that enough. I hear the clack clack clack of the keyboard, “elastic data platform” and the funny word Hadoop.3. Talk About Something Other Than WorkLisa works in Services Marketing and IT in Hopkinton and likes to watch football. Sometimes when she watches a Pat’s game the announcer says, “Look there at Brady, despite the pressure, he stays ‘soft and relaxed’ in the pocket.” So when we’re at work, I like to send her vibes of “stay soft and relaxed in the pocket” and other free-your-mind nuggets of truth. Talking about non-work things with your teammates can help you find common interests that can further friendships.4. Find Time to LaughAt meetings with Lisa, I sometimes gently approach certain people because I can feel how tense they are and I place my nose to their hand. Without realizing it, they begin to pet me, continue talking to everyone, and I can feel the tension melt away in their body. They just stroke and stroke. I am medicine to them, too.I can’t be there for everyone, but laughter is also known as a great form of medicine that is free for all. So, please, laugh a little. It breaks up the intensity. Your brain will appreciate the hiccup and the tension in your body will momentarily release. Keeping the mind open frees creativity and provides learning to stick, allows for kindness with others.5. Say Thank YouSometime in my past, I may or may not have chewed on a copy of Shape Magazine with an article that talked about the health benefits of gratitude. To show Lisa I was thankful for rescuing me, I collapsed and rolled onto my back. She embraced my head and neck so hard I thought it might rip off. Oh, to be loved.You may not want to show that much emotion, but being part of a team at work means that there will be times when someone takes on the lion’s share of a project or gives you assistance with your own responsibilities. Expressing an attitude of gratitude makes you both feel better and encourages more cooperation.I’m thankful the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) allows me and other certified service animals to come to work at places like Dell. Lisa needs me like I needed her. Now we need each other. That’s true friendship.Sabrina is a Labrador and Golden Retriever mix that is named for her owner’s favorite movie – the original “Sabrina” with Audrey Hepburn. Eight years after being rescued from terrible conditions, she lives happily with her human Lisa, as well as a cat and two bunnies. She is a devoted helper, a medical assist/sensory dog, that enables her human to stay on the job at Dell EMC.last_img read more

Saint Martin’s University will Serve as the Custodial Institution for Marylhurst…

first_imgFacebook85Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Saint Martin’s UniversityMarylhurst University, located in Marylhurst, Oregon, announced in May 2018 that it would close by the end of the calendar year. The university chose to partner with Saint Martin’s University to continue its legacy. As part of the agreement, Marylhurst will transfer a $3.14 million endowment to Saint Martin’s, which will generate over $100,000 in scholarships annually to future Saint Martin’s students. Saint Martin’s will serve as the custodial institution for Marylhurst University’s records and transcripts. In addition, Marylhurst alumni will be able to opt-in to communications from Saint Martin’s to connect with fellow alumni and stay up-to-date on important information, special events and future programs. Marylhurst alumni can opt-in through a special page on the Saint Martin’s website.“As a fellow Catholic institution of higher education, Saint Martin’s University is honored to partner with Marylhurst University to serve as a custodial institution and to assist its alumni,” said Saint Martin’s University President Roy F. Heynderickx, Ph.D. “We look forward to welcoming Marylhurst alumni into our community.”Marylhurst University was in operation for 125 years. In 1859, 12 Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary left their home in Quebec to establish an educational community in Portland, Oregon. St. Mary’s Academy opened its doors that same year, expanding to St. Mary’s Academy and College in 1893, and in 1930, the college operations relocated to the current campus nestled between the cities of Lake Oswego and West Linn. In its early days, Marylhurst College provided higher education to young women. In 1974, Marylhurst transitioned to a co-educational college for lifelong learners, one of the first in the nation, serving older students returning to complete degrees. In 1998, Marylhurst became a university, adding master’s degrees and online degree completion programs. With each turn, Marylhurst University provided access to a quality education to those whose opportunities were limited by gender, age, location and other barriers. Marylhurst University has awarded thousands of degrees, with more than 12,000 living alumni today.Saint Martin’s University is an independent, four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 13 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 26 majors and ten graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,300 undergraduate students and 250 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and more students to its extended campus located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at www.stmartin.edu.last_img read more