Reduce Calories with our recipe modification class

Recipe Modification
When Monday, April 2, 2012, 9 – 10am
Type of Event Heart Education
YVMH Location Memorial Rehabilitation and Wellness Center
Coordinator Cardiac Rehabilitation and Wellness Center
Phone 509-576-7650
Cost No Charge, Open to the Public, No Registration Required
Note

Swap ingredients to reduce calories, boost nutrition, and make your recipes more heart healthy.

Classes are one hour each, offered at 9am and 3pm at Memorial’s Institute for Heart and Vascular Health, 403 S. 30th Ave, 2nd Floor, Yakima.

Spring Sports Conditioning

The Springs physical therapist Chris Dunlop appeared on KIT radio this morning to talk about the importance of conditioning for spring sports.  Here’s a summary of the advice he shared.

Topic:  Spring Sports conditioning

Date:   3/27/12

Guest:  Chris Dunlop, PT – Physical Therapists at The Springs

The most popular spring sports are golf, softball and tennis.

These activities involve abrupt, explosive actions that place stress on the musculoskeletal system:

  • Driving a golf club
  • Swinging a bat and sprinting around the bases
  • Abruptly moving from side to side, forward and backward in tennis

When is the time to start conditioning?

As soon as you you’re ready to swing a club, bat or racket,  Ideally, conditioning would begin 4-8 weeks prior to the activity.

What should I be doing?

  • Even if you work out during the winter months, running on a treadmill or pedaling a stationary cycle is a different motion than what we’re talking about here.  Good for your heart and cardiovascular health, but not enough to lower the risk of injury to your musculoskeletal system.
  • It’s important to stay warm, stay loose and stretch before any activity and even during the activity (such as taking practice swings)
  • Strengthen the entire musculoskeletal system

How should I be conditioning my body for these spring sports?

  • Go for an overall strengthening and stretching approach.  Don’t just focus on shoulders or legs, but work on the entire body.
  • Weight lifting or resistance training is great for this.
  • Perform 8 to 12 reps using proper form and slow movement.  And use a full range of motion.
  • Eight weeks of training, two to three times a week, before you hit the field, course or court is ideal.
  • For stretching, use gentle movements that extend muscles until they are taut, but not hurting.  Hold for 10-30 seconds.

Where can I find information on exercises I can do or the proper form for these?

  • Talk to your health care provider about referring you to a consultation at The Springs with one of our physical therapists.
  • Contact any local gym.  They have personal trainers on staff who could work with you.
  • Visit the American
  •  Physical Therapy Association website at www.apta.org or the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons website www.aaos.org for tips on exercises and stretches to help you get in shape.

The Springs:  Memorial Occupational Health and Rehabilitation

(509) 509-574-3300

302 S 10th Ave., Yakima, WA 98902

 

Yakima Heart Education Appetite Control

Appetite Control
When Friday, March 30, 2012, 9 – 10am
Type of Event Heart Education
YVMH Location Memorial Rehabilitation and Wellness Center
Coordinator Cardiac Rehabilitation and Wellness Center
Phone 509-576-7650
Cost No Charge, Open to the Public, No Registration Required
Note

Identify the biological and psychological triggers that stimulate or reduce your appetite.

Classes are one hour each, offered at 9am and 3pm at Memorial’s Institute for Heart and Vascular Health, 403 S. 30th Ave, 2nd Floor, Yakima.

Yakima Heart Health: Yakima Vascular Screening

Prevent Vascular Disease

The first line of defense against stroke and vascular disease is early detection.

Memorial Institute for Heart and Vascular Health and Futura Health Screening are offering low-cost, painless and accurate ultrasound screenings that check for blockages in the arteries and aneurysms.

Screenings offered:
• Carotid Artery Ultrasound
to detect stroke-causing plaque
• Abdominal Aortic Ultrasound
to detect an aneurysm
• Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI)
to detect peripheral arterial disease in the legs

 

For an appointment or details, call 509-249-5333