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Can Swimming Help Dogs With Joint Problems? 0

Posted on May 31, 2020 by John Harris

One of the main physical disorders which are responsible for the early demise of dogs is hip and joint problems. Over time the bone disorders worsen bringing in various secondary life-threatening ailments. 

However, there are certain physical exercises that are indeed helpful for dogs suffering from joint-related problems. 

Swimming is unanimously the best form of sporting activity that vets and dog experts can readily vouch for.

Why is swimming prescribed to dogs with joint and hip ailments?

Going back in history we can see that water exercises or hydrotherapy were highly recommended for greyhounds. These animals were constantly exposed to the hard surfaces while racing, so their bones and joints often developed injuries leading to arthritis or other joint problems. In those times effective alternatives like hip & joint supplements for dogs were not as easily available, so hydrotherapy in a warm water pool became a popular treatment method. 

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Conservation Tips to Help You Save On Your Energy Bill 0

Posted on May 14, 2020 by Terra Wilder

Understanding Your Energy Usage and What’s Costing You the Most on Your Utility Bill

If your utility bill keeps creeping up, it’s time to find smart ways to conserve energy. Your first step in this process is to perform an energy audit. Which appliances use the most electricity? Are you paying the best possible rate? Let’s go over the basics. 

Start with The Rate

It’s always a good idea to compare gas prices regularly. The energy industry is highly competitive, and this works in your favor. Review the rate you’re paying at least once a year. Be sure that you’re getting the best possible deal before locking yourself into a contract. 

Now Hunt Down Those Dastardly Devices

Are some devices using more than their fair share of power? Cut them off at the knees by getting an ammeter at the hardware store. You can use this device on any appliance that plugs into an electrical socket. They measure how much current the equipment draws. 

If that doesn’t narrow things down, it’s time to use an older technique. Start by turning off the circuits on your service panel one at a time. If you notice a drop in current usage when you cut one circuit, you’ll know that’s the culprit.

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Four Good Reasons to Get Into Hunting for Sport 0

Posted on April 18, 2020 by Brooke Chaplan

During hunting season, people can test their skills and develop new abilities while enjoying the outdoors with friends and family. There is no time like the present to begin this hobby. However, if you need some convincing, please continue reading to learn about the benefits people reap from hunting.

Improves Physical Health

This activity is fun, mentally stimulating, and it comes with some physical advantages. Hitting the hunting grounds is the type of physical activity that can improve your circulation and build muscle strength. Walking through the woods and carrying large rifles can also help you burn calories and maintain a healthy weight. These are things that lead to better balance, lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, and reduce the odds of conditions like diabetes and obesity. Hunting can also help with your vision and cognitive health.

Enhances Everyday Skills

You can boost the abilities you already possess, such as patience, logical thinking, and discipline. These are skills you can apply to your job and essential relationships. Hunting could prevent you from procrastinating on a project, and give you the survival skills you need when dealing with stress at home and within the workplace. When it comes to spotting dangerous situations, this is the type of hobby that can provide you with better insight and safety techniques.

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Why You Need To Get Your Children Involved In Outdoor Sporting 1

Posted on April 02, 2020 by Alina Jovia

As a parent in today’s time, you do not need anyone telling you that the world is an entirely different place from when you grew up. Heck, you can probably look at the world sometimes and hardly recognize it. That being said, if there is one thing that is at the head of it all, it is technology. Technology has simply exploded in a vast range of platforms. You know have smart driving cars, phones that can connect to the Internet, and hoverboards that you can ride around on. It probably all seems a bit futuristic. When you think about it, it is easy to understand how and why children stay cooped inside the home playing games and staying connected to technology.

While this might seem like the safer approach, your children need to be outside. And, getting them involved in outdoor sporting activities can go a long way to improving their overall health. That being said, it isn’t just kids that are spending more time indoors these days. Adults are spending more time inside as well. Whatever the situation is, getting outside and getting involved in some kind of sport can come with a wide range of benefits.

Exposure To Sun

You’ve probably heard it before and you’ll hear it again and again. Yes, sun exposure can be dangerous to the skin. Yes, it can cause sunburn and might even eventually lead to cancer if not properly safeguarded against. Well, you might be surprised to learn that your body also needs the sun. That’s right, you need the sun to make Vitamin D. Vitamin D is a vitamin that plays a crucial role in the body and in many different processes within the body. Everything from bone development to immune system functions can be linked to Vitamin D. Not only can the sun ramp up your and your children’s Vitamin D production, but it can play a major role in your immune system, as well as your sleeping patterns and mood. Your and your children’s bodies will work best when they are exposed to the sun every day.

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How to Get Serious About Golfing 0

Posted on March 06, 2020 by Martin Banks

People have long thought of gold as a great way to make business connections, get some exercise and enjoy a pleasant afternoon. It’s also one of the most challenging sports around to truly master. Making the leap from casual golfer to competitor takes effort. 

What separates a serious golfer from a weekend warrior? Time might be the most critical factor. You’ve got to play a lot to get your bearings. However, there are things you can do on top of practicing that will help elevate your game. 

Take Lessons

Instruction is a vital part of golf at any level. You can probably remember the story of Tiger Woods re-engineering his swing after already winning a bunch of majors and prestigious tournaments. A golf pro or instructor can observe and develop your swing in ways you’ll rarely identify on your own. Whether you’ve already worked with an instructor or have yet to try it, it’s an essential part of becoming confident. 

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5 Reasons to Start Scuba Diving 0

Posted on January 24, 2020 by Ronald Mccarthy

A trip to a tropical island can be an opportunity to discover the underwater world with scuba diving. We often find the same hesitations when diving: fear of breathing underwater, fear of depth, fear of panicking. However, once the first apprehensions are overcome, diving has many advantages!

Are you still hesitating? Here are some great reasons to go scuba diving.

Discover a whole new world

On average, water covers 80% of the Earth. Visiting only dry places is limited to 20% of the landscapes! Underwater, you will find sandy bottoms, rocks, coral reefs but also canyons, peaks and caves. The flora consists of the simplest green algae with the most colorful soft corals, passing through a whole range of shapes and colors.

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  • Vintage Athlete of the Month

    • Rocky Colavito: Super Slugger
      March 30, 2020 | 7:24 pm
      Rocky Colavito

      The Sports Then and Now Vintage Athlete of the Month was just the fifth player in Major League Baseball history to have 11 straight seasons with 20 or more home runs, yet could not sustain that greatness long enough to earn a spot in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

      In some sense, the legend of Rocco “Rocky” Colavito Jr. began long before he ever started pounding home runs at the major league level.

      Born and raised as a New York Yankees fan in The Bronx, Colavito was playing semipro baseball before he was a teenager and dropped out of high school at 16 after his sophomore year to pursue a professional career. The major league rule at the time said a player could not sign with a pro team until his high school class graduated, but after sitting out for one year, Colavito was allowed to sign at age 17.

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