Player’s Safety & Injuries

In every game, there is always the possibility of running into an injury instead of the goal line. If you are affiliated with sports as a coach, you will want to make sure that you help your players to stay safe and avoid possibilities for injury. By keeping a checklist in mind of what the players need and how to meet this, you will have the ability to keep them going in the game.

One of the most important factors that relates to children’s safety and injuries is related to the growth of the child. Because they are not fully developed, an injury can cause problems not only with the pain at the moment, but also with potential future problems. There are several who have found the various reasons for the injuries, many which could be prevented.

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The number one cause for injuries in sports is related to a lack of education. Children will go without wearing the proper safety gear, or will take a wrong move that could have been prevented if they knew it would injure them. Because this is the number one reason for injury, it is important for coaches to inform every player of the importance of safety gear and educating them on ways to prevent injury while playing.

A second factor related to sports injuries is from children who do not receive the proper conditioning before they go to play a game. They should be practicing scenarios of the game as well as learning techniques that will help them to reach the goals of the game without making a wrong move. Once you learn the basics of maneuvers for games, it is your priority to make sure that all of your players understand why the moves are set rules.

If you are looking at the different possibilities to help your players stay healthy and safe in practice and in a game, then it is up to you to step up to the plate. Making sure that they receive the proper education and observing their use and understanding of safety gear can help save children from the fall.


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Ways Parents Can Fight Childhood Obesity


You don’t want to see your child go through life needlessly overweight. There is evidence that such children are more likely to develop serious health conditions if they don’t lose weight.

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Of an even more immediate concern, obese children face a lot more social difficulties. You should read as much good information as you can about how to improve your child’s health.

Food is something that many parents use as a reward, especially if they want their children to do something.

Rewards often consist of sweets, and this teaches kids to associate these treats with praise and accomplishment. In the same vein, don’t use TV or computer time as a reward, as this will only make your children be more inactive. Think of other ways to use as a reward for your child. Consider planning family activities that aren’t just fun, but healthy as well. The rewards you give out can be based on your child’s accomplishment. Upon reaching a certain weight, for instance, you can reward your child with a trip or something big.

Remember that your child will mimic whatever you do and many of the habits your child develops is based on what he or she sees from you.

This is why you should be a good role model. Your child will have a hard time getting down to a healthy weight if you or someone in the family is overweight. In this case, it’s a good idea to get everyone involved and working on losing weight, not just the child. You could use this as a good excuse to regularly have some family time and do healthy activities together. However, if you don’t take care of yourself, you won’t be setting the right kind of example for your children. Remember that your child is likely to follow your lead, so if you lead by good example, your child is more likely to lead a healthy life as well.

There are parents who become so frustrated with their children that they wind up dealing with their children’s weight problem negatively.

You won’t be helping your child by giving him or her insults or criticisms. The only thing these harsh words will do to your child is lower his or her self-esteem. It’s much better for your child if he or she sees you being positive and encouraging. Praise your child whenever you see him or her being active or eating healthy food. Whenever you wish to change the behavior of your child, you’ll have better success if you go about it in a constructive way. Take the time to explain to your child why it’s important to stick to a healthy diet and exercise on a regular basis. You can reward your child for accomplishing something that benefits his or her health, but don’t use food as a reward.

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Avoid the habit of using food as a reward.

In summary, there are many ways to help kids to lose weight. For one, you as a parent should start to learn more about nutrition and health. If your child already has a weight problem, work with your child’s pediatrician. The things we’ve shared here can get you started in helping your child get on the road to good health.






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3 Tips To Help You Decide On A Chiropractor For Neck Pain Issues


Trying to find a properly qualified chiropractor for relief from chronic, or acute, neck pain can be a formidable task if you’ve never needed one before. It would be wise to visit with multiple candidates when you’re searching. This kind of search and situation is very similar to anyone else whose services you wish to engage; you will always find some who are better at what they do than others. However, if you have been living with chronic neck pain for a while now, the following ideas will serve as a good starting point for you to start your search and evaluation.

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When looking for a good chiropractor, while other people’s advice and recommendations can be extremely useful, you still need to rely on your own judgment.

You should not choose a chiropractor who gives you any kind of negative feeling, even if everyone you know tells you he or she is wonderful.

This is a person who will have their hands all over you, working your joints and your muscles to relieve your neck pain which is why it is important that you feel comfortable with the person in question. Your neck pain will not be eased very much if you dread your chiropractic sessions and cringe at your chiropractor’s touch.

You can also learn a great deal about a chiropractor from the atmosphere of his or her office.

Chiropractors who are doing well and keeping their patients feeling good tend to have clean and nicely arranged offices. Make sure that you take note of all the little details and also ensure that you speak to the chiropractor while you are there. You want to be sure that you are dealing with someone who seems straightforward and who puts you at ease. As long as you are in the chiropractor’s office you should also strike up conversations with any patients you meet there. The patients you meet can let you know if their conditions are improving since seeing this specialist, and also give you some feedback regarding his or her overall manner.

It’s important that you feel comfortable about the chiropractor who will be giving you treatments, so make sure you have a chance to talk to them face to face before you make an appointment.

Since they will be working on your body, it’s always good to talk to the practitioner ahead of time to find out what kind of techniques they employ. Many chiropractors are truly concerned with making people feel better, but others have a more mercenary approach, and meeting them is a good way to tell which kind you are dealing with. When it comes to choosing a chiropractor, you have to be careful, as someone who is manipulating your spine can make your condition worse if he or she is not very competent.

A quality chiropractor can really change your life by healing your chronic neck pain and allowing you to live comfortably once again. So don’t delay, but begin using the information in this article so you can find relief soon.


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18 Tips To Help You Cut Sugar


Several years ago someone asked me if I would be willing to do a “sugar fast.” Basically all I had to do was cut out sugar from my diet for 21 days. Sure! I can do that. After all…I don’t eat a lot of sugar, or so I thought.

Turns out I was wrong. I never realized how much sugar was in the stuff I was eating every day. Bread, pasta, fruit, sauces, drinks and the list goes on and on.

When I got the list of things I couldn’t eat during my 21 days, I was floored. To make a long story short, I made it the 21 days. The first two were the worst. But after that…I felt GREAT! I lost about 10 lbs, I was sleeping better and my energy went way up. That 21 days was when I realized that I was addicted to sugar and that my body didn’t like it.

Ever since then, I have been conscious of my sugar intake. I’m back to my college weight, and I feel much better. I have also been sharing my sugar fast story with others and encouraging them to take the plunge. You will definitely feel a lot better when you do it.

If you don’t know where to start, it can be frustrating. Here are 18 simple sugar eliminating tips that will help you get started.

1. Put on your big-boy (or girl) pants and decide that you CAN do it.

2. Don’t buy sugary junk.

3. Read labels. (if it ends in “ose” and rhymes with “gross”…it’s SUGAR)

4. Eat more meat.

5. If someone offers you sugary junk…say “No thanks.”

6. Eat more vegetables.

7. Don’t eat bread. (or eat much less)

8. Drink more vegetables – if you don’t like eating them, try juicing.

9. Don’t eat pasta. (or eat much less)

10. If someone gives you sugary junk…say “Thanks”…then throw it away.

11. Eat fruit in moderation. (yes…fruit has sugar)

12. Don’t keep a stash of sugary junk in your house.

13. Read labels. (3.5 grams of sugar = 1 packet. So 35 grams of sugar = 10 packets of sugar)

14. Don’t beat yourself up if you screw up. (it’s a lifestyle not a diet)

15. Don’t eat corn. (Corn has sugar. It’s NOT a vegetable…it’s a grain)

16. Throw away sugary junk. (it’s just like spoiled food…no good)

17. Connect with whole-food, low-sugar groups either online or offline. The support of likeminded individuals is critical for your long-term success.

18. Get up tomorrow and REPEAT.

In Good Health,

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Dr. Cinnamon Claudio

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Whiplash Treatment


Whiplash, commonly referred to neck strain, can be caused by a car accident or an injury sustained when playing contact sports like football. The strain normally occurs when your head jerks forward or backward due to a force tearing the muscles and tendons in your neck. The damaged tendons and tissues in your neck can cause serious pain.

Symptoms of whiplash

Whiplash can cause pain in the neck region that is hard to ignore. Muscles in this area may feel stiff and hard. You’ll feel the pain most when you try to move your head from side to side or backwards and forwards. The other common symptom of whiplash is headaches especially in the forehead region. Some people will feel the pain on the neck immediately when the injury occurs. In other cases, it takes several hours before the neck begins to hurt.

How is whiplash treated?

In many cases, neck strain tends to heal on its own. However, there are a number of ways to reduce the symptoms of neck strain.

Apply ice

One of the simple measures that you can take to reduce the pain and swelling is to apply ice on the affected area. You can use a towel or cloth to apply ice on the neck region for the first few days after the injury occurs. Just make sure you don’t expose the skin to cold temperature directly as this may cause injury.

Take pain killers

Over the counter medication can help if the pain and swelling doesn’t subside after a few days. If you are taking any other medication, consult your Raleigh doctor before going for pain killers at your local pharmacy. Some pain killers have side effects which you need to be aware of.


A simple massage can provide quick relief on the neck. Look for a massage therapist who knows the right techniques to apply in order to treat neck strain.

Neck brace or collar

Sometimes the doctor may recommend a neck brace or collar to provide additional support. However, do not use the neck brace over a long period of time. It can end up weakening the muscles of your neck.

Apply moist heat

Applying heat on the neck can also help to reduce the pain and discomfort. Do not apply direct heat as this may cause injury on the skin. You can use a warm towel or take a warm bath focusing on the affected area.

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Finding Your Perfect Pillow

Everyone is always asking me which pillow is the perfect pillow.

The short answer is, there is NO pillow that is PERFECT for everyone. However, there can be a perfect pillow for you.

A lot of doctors and therapists have their pet pillow. I don’t mean they have pillows as actual pets. They just fall in love with a certain pillow and tell everyone that it’s the best thing since sliced bread. The truth is that it’s more important to understand what makes up a great pillow rather than getting stuck on any one brand. With that in mind…here are a few things to keep in mind when looking for your perfect pillow.

  1. Cheap Pillows (<$20): Cheap pillows are exactly that… cheap. It doesn’t mean you can’t make them work. I still use cheap pillows at times. But if you run to Target or Walmart and grab a pillow off the shelf…well…you get what you pay for. Don’t expect more.
  2. Expensive Pillows (>$100): Considering how much time you spend sleeping, it just makes good sense to invest some of your hard earned cash in finding a pillow you love. Just because a pillow is expensive doesn’t mean it is going to fit you better than a cheap or moderately priced one.

Make finding a pillow that fits your needs your first priority, then worry about the price. Not the other way around.

  1. Stomach Sleeping: Don’t Do It!…it’s bad. All you are doing is messing up your neck. Enough about that.
  2. Sleeping Position: Side and back sleeping are both OK. Whichever you prefer is up to you.
  3. Pillow Size: If you don’t want to look all hunched over or leaning to one side while you are standing up, you shouldn’t sleep in that position either. You want to use a pillow that allows you to sleep in a neutral position.

Many companies sell different sized pillows for different sized people. If you are not an average size person (big or small), you might want to look for those options. A pillow that is too big or too small will strain your neck and ultimately cause you pain in the morning.

In Good Health,

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Dr. Cinnamon Claudio

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A Few Things Women Should Know About Pregnancy

When you find out you are pregnant, your mind begins racing with a million questions, and you need to find the answers now. The effective tips in this article are a great place to start to find the information you need and get answers fast to start making the right choices for you and your baby.

Watch your intake of fish during your pregnancy. Many fish have levels of methylmercury that are unsafe for consumption while you are pregnant. Mercury is toxic to the baby’s neurological system. The worst offenders of mercury levels are shark, king mackerel, and swordfish so stay far away from those.

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To avoid gaining too much weight during pregnancy, eat a balanced and varied diet. It is important to get enough protein, vitamins and minerals during pregnancy so that the baby develops properly, but you do not have to eat twice the amount of food as you normally would. Just eat healthy foods in normal portions and do not overdo it.

Visit a chiropractor during pregnancy. A chiropractor can help to alleviate lower back pain, joint pains, and swelling. They can also help by maneuvering your body and assisting it in getting your baby into the best birthing position. Some believe that regular chiropractic care during pregnancy leads to shorter and easier birth experiences. If you are pregnant and would like to see if pregnancy chiropractic care is right for you, take a moment and schedule a visit with the specialists at Triangle Spine Center by clicking here.

When pregnant, make sure you are 100% comfortable with the doctor or OB/GYN who will be delivering your child. If you are not, search for another one until you are. Ask questions when you need an answer, there is nothing your doctor has not heard before. And make sure you check out the delivery facilities prior to the birth so you are completely comfortable with where your child will be born. All these things will ensure that your pregnancy is calmer and less stressful.

Just because someone you knew went through something when they were pregnant does not mean that you will go through the same thing. Each pregnancy is different, and in fact even each pregnancy that you have could be different, so try not to stress out about what could be and just try to enjoy your pregnancy.

Learn new cooking methods for healthier eating while you are pregnant. Broiling, steaming or baking your favorite foods to reduce the fat and calories are a great way to make your food healthier. If you are eating out, ask the waiter how items are prepared and stay away from items that are fried.

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Make sure to take prenatal vitamins and read up on the birthing process so you can be prepared. Having a healthy diet and exercise plan will make sure that your baby will have all the nutrients he or she needs, while maintaining a body shape that you’ll love, after you have your child.

These effective tips are just what you need to get going now and answer all those questions about pregnancy, and all that goes with it. Your baby is your top priority and with the information in these tips you will be off to a great start to a healthy and happy pregnancy.


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Ways To Help Manage Arthritis Pain

Arthritis can really limit your ability to get out and stay active. Sometimes it can be a real struggle, but it doesn’t have to rule your life. You can live with this disease without allowing it to rule your life. There are several things you can do to decrease the pain and increase your standard of living.

Managing your arthritis begins with keeping a positive attitude. Your mind can be a great tool in fighting physical ailments. Try to stay focused on the positive things in life. Laugh, maintain friendships, and try to keep doing the activities you love.

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Exercise is another great way to manage arthritis. Exercise can actually reduce the pain in your body. The movement actually acts like lubrication to your joints. Make sure you only exercise within your limits. Do not overdo it. If you feel joint pain or stiffness, cut back or take a break.

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There are several methods to reducing arthritis pain that does not involve drug therapy.

On the opposite end of the spectrum from exercise, rest plays another important role in dealing with your arthritis. Try to get as much rest as possible throughout the day. While you are resting try flexing your legs and muscles at different intervals.

If you have flare ups try to prioritize your activities. You may find it necessary to cut back on some of your daily activities. If you have too much swelling or pain, you may need to suspend all activities for that day.

If your symptoms persist, you may want to contact a chiropractor. A chiropractor can make adjustments that can improve joint motion and reduce inflammation. They can do this without the need of harmful drugs or other toxins. If you are suffering from arthritis pain and unable to find relief with the tips above, take a moment to contact Triangle Spine Center and see if chiropractic care is right for you.


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Making The Adjustment: How Chiropractic Care Helps Your Newborn

Birth is a physically stressful experience for your baby, especially if the delivery is natural or assisted. The force of being pushed through the birth canal can leave his tiny body out of alignment, not all that unlike the misalignment that causes millions of Americans to seek chiropractic care each year.

What does this misalignment mean for your baby? Research suggests it may be responsible for common conditions like irritability, colic, and feeding problems in infants. Chiropractic therapy provides a natural approach to alleviating these conditions and keeping your child healthy.

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Why does your baby need a chiropractor?

Chiropractors diagnose and treat subluxation. A subluxation is a misalignment of the spine that occurs when one or more of the vertebrae move out of position and put pressure on spinal nerves. This pressure interferes with the ability of your nervous system to effectively transmit nerve impulses to various parts of the body. When the nerves can’t transmit messages well, your body cannot function optimally. As a result, you develop symptoms that depend on which nerve is being irritated or compressed. A chiropractor is a doctor specially trained to locate these misalignments and correct them through gentle manipulation.

When your baby is born, his body must rotate and flex as baby finds his way through the birth canal. This traumatic process, though completely natural, can result in misalignment – especially of the cervical vertebrae. For your baby this could mean feeding problems, fussiness, colic, or sleep disturbances, in the short term; and in the long term, if undetected and left untreated, the consequences could be lifelong, hidden damage to a child’s nervous system.

The only way to tell if your baby’s symptoms are related to subluxation is to visit a chiropractor. A chiropractor can examine your child to determine if a spinal misalignment is affecting your baby’s wellbeing. If so, the chiropractor can perform gentle adjustments, as light as the touch of a finger, to correct your newborn’s subluxations and relieve his discomfort. The result is a healthier, happier baby.pediatric chiropractic care

To determine if chiropractic therapy could help your baby, contact the experts at Triangle Spine Center and schedule an initial assessment.

You want the best for your newborn and that includes optimum health. Chiropractic care provides a natural alternative for treating common newborn problems. And a gentle adjustment just may make a dramatic difference.

If you are seeking a chiropractor in Raleigh, be sure to reach out to the chiropractic professionals at Triangle Spine Center.



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