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Knee Injury Prevention So why am I getting hurt? Welcome back, nerds. This blog will focus on the agility field/court athletes with lateral movements that include (but are not limited to) soccer, football, rugby, field hockey, basketball, and lacrosse. These sports are specifically called out because they often have non-contact knee ligament tears that can occur due to either muscular imbalance, muscle fatigue leading to joint instability, or improper/lack of prehab. Muscle imbalance just means to strengthen all the muscles around a joint. SO don’t just focus on your quads - do

Basics of Injury Prevention Do you know the caution signs? If you listen well enough, your body typically alerts you when an injury is imminent, giving you a window of time for prevention. The easiest way to listen is to first understand the 3 categories of caution signs. We’ll use the basic rules of a traffic light, meaning that there will be RED signs, YELLOW signs, and GREEN signs. As I hope you understand, RED signs means STOP, YELLOW means proceed with CAUTION, and GREEN means you’re good to GO. Let’s start

Developing Healthy Student-Athletes at Pacific Ridge School by Macaroni Kid Carlsbad  According to non-profit Common Sense Media, teens consume an average of nine hours of entertainment media per day, with tweens averaging six hours. With that kind of online connectivity, it’s important for adolescents and teenagers to develop healthy physical, mental, social and emotional skills. School athletics can help build all of these, and the best environments are those in which students are supported by athletic and academic mentors, along with their peers. The athletic program at Carlsbad’s Pacific Ridge School is

By now you’ve probably heard of the Keto Diet, a low carb diet that helps the body produce ketones in the liver to be used as energy. Ultimately, if this diet is properly maintained it should bring your body into a state of ketosis — where the body’s cells use fat for its energy source instead of sugars. Try out a few of these beginner Keto recipes and see if you notice the difference not just in your energy levels, but in your physical and mental health as well. Sautéed

It may not get very cold in San Diego in the winter, but if you are feeling chilly, this posole recipe is perfect to enjoy a bowl of cozied up on the couch. Not only does it taste amazing, you'll see just how easy it is to prepare! Posole Recipe Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large onion (chopped) 3 cloves garlic (chopped) 1 can roasted diced tomatoes 2 tomatoes (chopped) 4 bone in chicken thighs 2 medium cans of white hominy 4 cups chicken

The countdown to Thanksgiving is on and you’ve got one huge feast ahead of you. It can be a little daunting though if you’ve been working hard all year to hit your fitness goals and you don’t want end up feeling guilty at the end of your Thanksgiving meal. Thankfully, with a few recipe swap outs you can make the classics just as tasty but not as unhealthy! But wait

We may not get the typical Fall experience in sunny Southern California, but that doesn't mean we can't take advantage of seasonal vegetables! This fall season, try experimenting with these recipes that include different types of squash. Not only is this vegetable incredibly diverse and tasty, it also offers a healthy dose of Vitamin C, iron and potassium! Fiesta Stuffed Acorn Squash Ingredients: 1 acorn squash 1 cup cooked quinoa (or rice) 1 can black beans (drained and rinsed) 1 medium yellow onion 2 cloves of garlic chopped 1⁄2 teaspoon cumin 1⁄2 teaspoon

On average 50% of baseball and softball players experience a throwing-related injury. According to the American Sports Medicine Institute, “The 2014 National Electronic Injury Surveillance System reported 130,376 emergency room visits due to baseball/softball related shoulder, elbow, trunk, lower arm, head, neck, ankle and facial injuries.” First and foremost, the main goal of training should be to keep athletes healthy, best acquired with a comprehensive approach. This should include a sport-specific strength and conditioning programming, shoulder and elbow care programming, and an in-depth educational process. Education is imperative to help athletes understand how to take care of their

You or the kids might be headed back to school, or maybe your schedule is about to get really busy, but that's still no excuse to start slacking on your diet! Here are four easy (and healthy!) recipes to make when you're short on time or when you need something to munch on while you're on the go. 3 Ingredient Pancakes Ingredients: 1 ripe banana 1 egg 1 handful oats Directions: Mash banana in a bowl until smooth consistency. Add in the egg and oats and mix together. Put coconut oil in a

Happy almost-Summer! Memorial Day is around the corner and this glorious 3-day weekend marks the beginning of summer on our calendar at NAKOA. That means more outdoor gatherings with friends and family and an abundance of delicious food and drink. We all love a good barbecue: good vibes, good friends, and of course, good eats. But we’ve all been there: you’ve been working hard to eat healthy and stay fit but the tables laden with tasty treats are hard to resist. Stay on track with your fitness & nutrition by committing to

Spring is finally here and summer is just around the corner. It is that time of year we all want to take care of our bodies to look, feel, and perform at our best. No matter what your goals are, it is important that we are fueling our bodies properly so it can function optimally. That means eating plenty of good fat, protein, fruits and vegetables. This is the time where a TON of produce comes in season and our local farmers markets are flourishing with beautiful bright colored locally