“Swimming has been a way for me to get close to myself,” says 30-year old Bhakti Sharma, a Ph.D. student at the University of Florida and a record-holding open water swimmer, holding the record for being the youngest to swim… read more
Rowing is a water sport that involves a long, skinny boat, or shell, that is propelled by a team using paddles, or oars. A rowing shell can hold teams of even numbers from two rowers to eight rowers, depending on… read more
How many of us can confidently say that we would be able to defend ourselves if we were physically attacked? No one ever wants to think that they could be a victim of assault, but the truth is that we… read more
Falling is one of the leading causes of injury in senior citizens. In fact, the National Council on Aging reports that, “falls result in more than 2.8 million injuries treated in emergency departments annually, including over 800,000 hospitalizations and more… read more
It is that time of year again. The kids are out of school, the weather is hot and many of us will be getting some much-needed rest and relaxation. Vacation can be a difficult time to keep up with fitness,… read more
As our present day normal has been dictated by social distancing patterns, we have had to adapt in ways we never thought possible. From shopping to engaging in our own health upkeep, we have had to become flexible in how… read more
Who doesn’t love puppy kisses, playing fetch and having a warm little fur baby snuggled up next to you? But, did you know that adding a dog to your life also has a plethora of additional physical, social and emotional… read more
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, balance is defined as an even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady. It is balance that allows us to walk without stumbling and maintain an upright posture. Sometimes… read more
Two Gainesville City Pools will reopen today as the city starts a phased reopening of all pools. The pools will only be open for swimming laps, no sunbathing or splashing allowed. The two pools that are reopening are H. Spurgeon… read more
Today is Global Running Day! To celebrate, read about how adding a running regimen to your day can benefit you physically and mentally! If you pay attention to kids, they love to play. They tend to be better behaved and… read more
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