Making the World More Accessible

Suddenly becoming paralyzed requires a strong will to adapt to new limitations. Not only is the body immobilized, but patients must learn how to perform everyday task differently. Wheelchairs, for instance, are meant to provide more mobility, but it’s often still not enough to go back to life as it was before. Ben Huntzinger, 33, of Cairo, Georgia, is a T4 paraplegic who knows all … Continue reading Making the World More Accessible

Keep Calm and Plant a Garden

As an outdoor activity, gardening allows you to get some exercise and sweat. Any physical movement is good for your body, and because gardening mostly takes place outside, your body is able to absorb the vitamin D that it needs. Cortisol is the hormone associated with stress, and stress is a huge health risk. Chronically elevated cortisol levels have been linked to everything from immune … Continue reading Keep Calm and Plant a Garden

Preparing for a Safe Summer

Valdosta YMCA swim programs offer a mix of fun, physical activity and safety to create a lifelong love of swimming! Drowning Is Preventable. As the season turns from spring to summer, the Valdosta-Lowndes County Family YMCA encourages children and parents in Valdosta to explore the many benefits of swimming while also keeping safety in mind. In Y swim programs, participants can enjoy water sports, enhance … Continue reading Preparing for a Safe Summer

All About Technique: A Local Non-Profit Teaching the Techniques of Football

Technique is possibly the most important aspect of any sport. A wide receiver won’t be able to lose his defender if he doesn’t run his routes correctly. A shooting guard won’t hit that 3-point shot if his elbow isn’t tucked. Practicing technique is important in becoming a star athlete, and Dominique Moses is here to help young athletes do just that. Technique Athletes is a … Continue reading All About Technique: A Local Non-Profit Teaching the Techniques of Football

4 Common Pool Myths Exposed

Picture this childhood memory: It’s a perfect, hot summer day, and you’ve just come inside for lunch after swimming all morning. After devouring your favorite meal — a nice PB&J with a bag of chips — you’re ready to continue sharpening your cannonball technique. Your mom always said you have to wait at least 30 minutes before swimming after you eat. Moms are always right, … Continue reading 4 Common Pool Myths Exposed