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COVID-19   A TIME FOR RESILIENCE

Thankyou Coach Paul for some good advise on how to manage through these challenging times. COVID-19   A TIME FOR RESILIENCE To be Resilient in uncertain & unknown times a synergy of qualities is required. Although set out individually they are all intertwined & provide a holistic based resilience approach to life. When our actions, feelings, emotions & energy reflect true purpose the outcome is RESILIENCE.   PURPOSE Having purpose provides you with goals to work on & a healthy direction to travel in. [...]

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Healthy Ways To Strengthen Your Immune System To Fight Pathogens

Boosting our immune system is such an important topic in these times.   Coach Paul weighs in from Australia Healthy Ways To Strengthen Your Immune System To Fight Pathogens The immune system is a hot topic at present. Unknown pathogens create fear so understanding our immune system better can reduce fear. Our immunity is controlled by the most complex system in our body & little is known about how they function. An aspect of their complexity are the vast interconnections e.g. numerous [...]

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What Is Nutrition & Why Is It Important?

YES, what we put into our bodies IS important!   Thank you Coach Paul for putting that front and center. What Is Nutrition & Why Is It Important? Nutrition is the study & understanding of Nutrients in food. It includes how the body uses them & the relationship between diet, health & disease. Nutritionists use aspects from molecular biology, biochemistry & genetics to gain understanding on how nutrients affect the body. Having a better understanding of nutrition also improves empowerment of people to [...]

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How To Improve Sleep Quality

We all need a better night’s sleep.  Thank you @Paul Barry Achieving quality sleep is essential for a person’s physical & mental health. Simple changes to routines can assist sleep hygiene & provide quality outcomes. Sleep of 7+ hours per night is a good benchmark for late teen to 60-year group. Optimal sleep requirement is uninterrupted sleep. Less than that is unhealthy & is a sleep disorder. Chronic sleep deficiency increases risk in serious health conditions e.g. Diabetes, Heart Disease. The [...]

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Flexibility – Extending Your Knowledge

More important reasons to remain flexible…. Especially as we age.   Thank you, @PaulBarry   How Connective Tissue Interacts With & Affects Your Flexibility Resistance to lengthening of a muscle is dependent on its Connective Tissue. Muscle & Connective Tissue can elongate at any age but will require hard work to gain improvements. Overuse of Connective Tissue can create fatigue, possible tear & limiting your Flexibility. Unused or under used Connective Tissue provides strong resistance which limits Flexibility. Elastin fray’s & loses some elasticity. Collagen levels [...]

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“Thanks to the WAVE…..Do You Agree?

It’s My Turn Understanding the Need for DRYside Water Safety Training The Wave | on January 09, 2020 By Shawn Slevin, Founder, Swim Strong Foundation Did you know that every 70 seconds a person dies due to drowning? Yes, that is roughly one person per minute around the world. And for every death, 5 more people are suffering life-altering brain and spinal cord injuries due to water-based accidents? Drownings and water-based accidents are a global epidemic. And while those statistics are so disturbing, perhaps the most [...]

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Becoming Water Wary

By Boating Mag   Posted in Lifestyle Posted on November 29, 2019 By Michael Griffin Water is vital for our sustenance. We cannot go more than a few days without drinking it, and we depend on it to wash ourselves and our clothes. Being near it revitalizes our spirits and makes us feel refreshed.  We can’t imagine water not being a part of our lives. Yet water can pose a danger. It’s capable of ending lives in a couple of minutes in a myriad of different circumstances such [...]

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STUDENT-ATHLETE BOOTCAMP-VERA BLAZEVSKA

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW TO BE A COLLEGE STUDENT-ATHLETE? SWIM STRONG FOUNDATION INVITES JUNIOR & SENIOR H.S. SWIMMING ATHLETES TO JOIN A BOOTCAMP COACHED BY A TWO TIME NATIONAL RECORD HOLDER AND SIX TIME DIVISION III SCHOOL RECORD HOLDER VERA BLAZEVSKA.   Date: Sat  12/14/2019 Time: 12:00pm-3:00pm Location: Boys Club 321 E 111 Street Manhattan Fee $119 SMALL GROUP – LIMITED SLOTS   * Q&A with Coach Blazevska, “What does it take to be a successful student athlete?”. Water sessions lead by Coach Blazevska [...]

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It’s (almost) GIVING Tuesday

              December 3rd is Giving Tuesday – an international day of giving back. There’s no better way to join in this occasion than by generously donating to our scholarship fund so that more at risk children get free swim lessons.   Your gift saves and changes lives!  Thanks to the generosity of caring people like you Swim Strong Foundation has taught over 8900 people and their families water safety and swimming skills since 2009. What once was only a belief that children deserved [...]

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SARCOPENIA – “MUSCLE LOSS AS WE AGE” IS TOTALLY PREVENTABLE

  SARCOPENIA – “MUSCLE LOSS AS WE AGE” IS TOTALLY PREVENTABLE As we age a common theme is, we begin to lose some of our lean skeletal muscle mass (LSMM). LSMM is crucial as it’ is responsible for all of our movements. There are many factors that create this situation. Some common reasons that lead to muscle loss are: Being bedridden & no exercise creates Catabolism. Muscle & fat are used as fuel. People moving into a much more sedentary lifestyle. Injuries that affect [...]

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