Centra: How To Avoid Common Active Injuries

“Avoiding These Tips May Be The Reason For Your Injury!” 4 TIPS TO HELP PREVENT INJURIES

Stretch. Stretching is one of the most important ways to prevent injuries. Your muscles and other tissues require oxygen, nutrients, and blood flow to be elastic. Stretching helps bring these things into the tissues making themmore elastic and allowing them to stretch more. This prevents over-stretching and tearing. Hydrate and nutrition. Your body is more than 70 percent water and therefore requires water to be supple and function at its best. Without adequate water and nutrition, your body’s tissues are more prone to injury. Hydrate and make sure you replenish the electrolytes you lost during activity with a sports drink like Gatorade. Stay within your abilities. We have all heard of the term “weekend warrior” which means a person that has not prepared their body at all to go out and do extensive sports or activities on the weekend. Typically, this person is more prone to injury, just because they are not prepared. If you have a hard time running, then you wouldn’t go out and do a marathon. Make sure that you train properly and safely for the sport or activity you would like to try. Wear proper equipment. Make sure you have the right equipment to prevent injuries when doing activities. Good running shoes, proper hiking boots, helmets and much more can make the difference when it comes to preventing injury. Still concerned that you may injure yourself during activity? Contact us today for a consultation! We will help you return to a pain-free and active lifestyle!

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COCONUT CARAMEL POPCORN

Healthy Recipe

Ingredients • 1/3 cup French vanilla Coconut Creamer • 1/2 cup unpopped kernels • 1/2 cup vegan butter • 3 Tbsp agave nectar, amber

• 1/2 cup dark brown sugar • 1/2 tbsp cinnamon • 1/4 tsp salt • 1/4 cup dried coconut flakes, unsweetened, toasted • 1 tsp vanilla

Directions Pop favorite popcorn from yellow corn kernels over stove top or use favorite microwave popcorn brand. Spread on baking sheet and set aside. In a saucepan, melt vegan spread and stir in the agave, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt until dissolved. Take the pan off the heat and slowly whisk in the creamer until well combined. Return to heat, and continue to whisk for 10 minutes or until sauce reaches an amber color and thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon. Stir in coconut flakes and vanilla. Let cool slightly before drizzling over popcorn. Drizzle mixture over popcorn and blend in with a spatula. Serve immediately.

* This recipe is shared courtesy of So Delicious Dairy Free.

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