The “Core”: It’s More Than Just Abs

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When you think of your “core”, which muscles come to mind? If you’re like the vast majority of people, you immediately think of your abs. What you probably don’t realize is that your core is so much more than abdominal muscles. It’s actually made up of 29 muscles in your mid and low back, pelvic floor, butt, and hips. Together, …

Impact Athlete of the Week 9/2/19: Kaci Phelps

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A new school year means it’s time for Impact Athlete of the Week! This week our athletes are a football players from Dewar and Beggs and a softball players from Morris, Beggs, and Henryetta. Vote for the athlete you think deserves to win! Voting ends on Tuesday, September 3rd @ 12:00pm. Kaci Phelps Wins Athlete of the Week!! Congrats, Kaci!

Bow Hunting: Have You Tuned Your Body?

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Bow season is right around the corner. Many hunters will put a ton of energy and focus into tuning their bows, but how many ever think about tuning their body? There are lots of muscles involved in drawing a bow; all the way from your hand grip to core strength. Archers and bow hunters should “tune” these muscles just as …

Simple Movement Tests Can Predict Health

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The American Heart Association encourages people to “know their numbers” referring to blood pressure, blood cholesterol, blood glucose, and weight. However, research is now showing that moving properly is also important for health. Walking Speed Walking speed has been called the “sixth vital sign” in medical literature recently. Like blood pressure or heart rate, it is quick and easy to …

Downloadable Sports Schedules

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Download your team’s schedule below! You can use it as your wallpaper on your phone or just have it in your pictures so you always know when they’re playing! More sports will be added as the schedules come out. If your team isn’t represented below, shoot us a message and we’ll add them! Beggs Schedules Fastpitch Football Dewar Schedules Fastpitch …

Watermelon Slushie: Perfect for Summer

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Looking for a great drink to help you cool off this summer? A watermelon slushie may be exactly what you need! Not only is it easy to make, but it’s also healthy! Health Benefits This watermelon slushie is anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial. Antioxidants in this drink will help prevent disease. It also has adaptogens to help your body deal with stress. …

ACL Reconstruction: When is it Safe to Return to Sports?

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction is one of the most common surgeries performed due to a sports injury. ACL rehab and ACL prevention training is one of the hottest topics in the sports medicine world. The Stats The sad reality is that while 80% of ACL reconstruction patients return to some form of sport, only 65% return to the same sporting …