Tips for Keeping Cool this Summer

Tips for Keeping Cool this Summer

Courtney Keeshan | July 10, 2018

July is one of the hottest months of the year. The air is thicker, and temperatures reach the highest point during summer break. It’s important to care for our health and stay hydrated during these boiling days as we move throughout our busy day and to-do lists. Below are some helpful and healthy tips to…

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Eating for the Summer Season

Eating for the Summer Season

Emily Morris | July 3, 2018

Summertime means farmer’s markets throughout the city and a chance to eat healthy and tasty.  It’s good to mix up what we consume (I know my family can get stuck in a rut) and find new ways to prepare our food.  It’s best to eat as fresh as possible, so whether we are at the…

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Do You Have Elbow Pain?

Do You Have Elbow Pain?

Emily Morris | June 26, 2018

A simple bend in the wrist sets off pain in the forearm. When grabbing items, there isn’t as much strength. What is going on? Could it be what’s commonly referred to as tennis elbow, or is this golf elbow? What exactly is the difference? Tennis Elbow Lateral epicondylitis, or tennis elbow, is a muscle strain…

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Living Healthy in Kansas City

Living Healthy in Kansas City

Stephanie Ball | June 19, 2018

I grew up in northern Iowa but moved to Kansas City about 5 years ago. I love this city and exploring new areas here! There is so much to do, see, and taste from parks to BBQ to national landmarks. When it comes to staying fit, especially in the summer, it’s important to think outside…

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How Hard is Enough?

How Hard is Enough?

Emily Morris | June 12, 2018

Series Part 3: Stretching, Range of Motion, and Flexibility Increase range of motion. Flexibility, or range of motion (ROM), is the final key component to a balanced exercise program. When we are working on our cardiovascular health or performing our strength training exercises, the muscles tighten and can inhibit one’s range of motion within their…

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