Kinetic PT - April 2020

The Value of Having Multiple Sports

We’re lucky to have a very active community here at Kinetic. From golfers and squash players to swimmers and joggers, many sporty patients rely on us to keep them in motion. We’re inspired by their example and want to give some advice to get even more out of their activities: Mix it up. WORK MORE MUSCLES Even the most physically demanding activities don’t give you a full-body workout. Adding a hobby that works out different parts of your body can be a healthy way to make sure you’re staying in shape. This can range from adding different strokes to your swim laps to picking up basketball in addition to golf. So much of keeping your body balanced and pain-free has to do with the overall strength of your muscles. The more you strengthen your muscles, the easier it is

elbow and rotator cuff tears come from repeating the same motion again and again. By varying the sorts of activities you do, you’re not only working out different muscles, but you’re also giving the ones you normally

use a much needed break. SPICE UP YOUR OF LIFE

Last but not least, trying something new can be fun! If you feel like you are plateauing in your go-to sport or finding the same old workout routine bores you, don’t let this be an excuse to throw in the towel! Adding an exciting twist to how you get active can not only give you a new way to work out, but it might even help you rediscover what you really enjoy about your existing hobbies. Of course, you want to be sure you’re physically able to start a new addition to your routine. If you aren’t confident in your balance or mobility, come in to see us. We can help ensure you’re ready to make the jump!

to move them. AVOID INJURY

While you may not be able to prevent every sports injury, you can certainly minimize the risk by adding a little variety to your routine. Many injuries like tennis


Beet, Goat Cheese, and Arugula Salad

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INGREDIENTS • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar • 3 tbsp shallots, thinly sliced • 1 tbsp honey • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil • Salt and pepper to taste • 6 beets, peeled and quartered

• 6 cups fresh arugula • 1/2 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped • 1/4 cup dried cranberries or cherries • 1/2 avocado, cubed • 2 oz crumbled goat cheese

DIRECTIONS 1. Heat oven to 450 F and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. 2. In a medium bowl, combine vinegar, shallots, and honey. 3. Gradually whisk olive oil into the mixture and season with salt and pepper. 4. In a small bowl, toss the beets in dressing until they are coated. 5. Place coated beets on baking sheet and roast them for 12 minutes. Set the beets aside and allow them to cool. 6. In a large bowl, toss arugula, walnuts, and berries with the

remaining vinaigrette. Season with salt and pepper. 7. Top salad with beets, avocado, and goat cheese. | 3

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