“Fun with fitness”

You Gotta Have Heart The Heart Exercise and your heart go hand-in-hand. Cardiovascular fitness is the term that professionals use, and that speaks to the relationship between the heart and the blood vessels. The heart is a pump with two sides. The right side receives blood from the body and sends it to the lungs… Read More »

Keep moving . . . Patellofemoral pain

By Jeff Albertson With fall sports underway, our clinic is seeing a spike of youth athletes reporting pain in the front of the knee. Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) is the most common injury seen in sports medicine centers and is frequently seen in runners and young athletes. What is Patellofemoral Pain? Rather than a true… Read More »

Aging in Place by Scott Funk

Aging in Place by Scott Funk

What retirees should know about equity lines Home Equity Lines of Credit (HELOCs) are usually simply called equity lines. Contrary to what many people think, HELOCs are mortgages. The property is the collateral for the loan and a mortgage is secured against the property and recorded with the city or town where the property is located.… Read More »

Long Trail Canine Rescue hosts pet CPR/First Aid workshop

Long Trail Canine Rescue is hosting a CPR/First Aid workshop on August 13 in Charlotte. The 8-hour comprehensive course includes lectures, demonstrations and hands-on skill practice. This includes primary assessment (triage), snout to tail assessment, basic first aid, restraining/muzzling, rescue breathing, CPR, choking management, bleeding/shock management, assessing vitals, care for your senior pet-izen and much more.… Read More »

Open-air yoga for a cause

Open-air yoga for a cause

by Eileen O’Grady Yoga Roots of Shelburne is taking advantage of the lovely Vermont weather and bringing yoga outside with an innovative open-air yoga program called Karma Yoga. Participants will be able to stretch and breathe while they raise money for two local charities, the Shelburne Food Shelf and the Charlotte recreation scholarship. The first… Read More »

Teacher, runner, motivator

Teacher, runner, motivator

David Baird is a beloved fifth grade math and science teacher, at Charlotte Central School, as well as the school’s middle school cross-country coach. The Shelburne resident is an inspiration for his students far beyond the classroom, too, performing some outrageous athletic feats in his spare time. At a recent school-wide meeting, the theme of… Read More »

Exercise Associated Muscle Cramping

Exercise Associated Muscle Cramping (EAMC) is a painful phenomenon familiar to many athletes. An abrupt spasm caused by hyperactivity of the neuromuscular junction (where the nerve and muscle connect), it can put one to the ground quicker than an Italian soccer player looking to draw a referee’s whistle. EAMC can be tricky to differentiate from another phenomenon,… Read More »

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