Wednesday, March 21, 2018

PRP--The new snake oil?


I love these old-timey ads for elixirs and oils that claim to treat everything from constipation to headaches to stiff joints to "female troubles."  Sadly, traveling snake oil salesmen are not a thing of the past.  Nowadays, the internet and social media are replete with modern day snake oil salesmen ready to take your money.  Hardly a day goes by that I don't see a doctor advertise natural treatments for arthritis, tendonitis, incontinence, sexual pleasure, aging, etc.  These ads usually offer a free-consultation, and then you will undoubtedly be told that you should definitely get not one but several injection of PRP (platelet rich plasma) to cure whatever it is that ails you.  You will probably also be sold on hormone replacement therapy or some other panacea.  Be aware that these modern day snake oil salesmen can rarely substantiate the claims they make, and virtually none of the treatments they offer are FDA approved, with questionable safety and efficacy.  

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Run for the Bridges!

Even though I've lived in Lincoln since 2008, I discovered Wilderness Park only last year.  I can't believe what I was missing.  The park is one of Lincoln's treasures.  This year, I am pleased to sponsor the "Run for the Bridges."  The event offers Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, and 10K distances along with a 1.8 mile kid's run.  This is a fun, low key, zero waste trail run with all proceeds going to the Lincoln Parks Foundation.  Race information and registration links below.  See you at the race!!

https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=125636
https://www.facebook.com/events/628237387304090/

Thursday, December 1, 2016

15 Minute Harried Holiday Health Hack

The holidays can be a busy, stressful time for many.  Although I generally don't recommend short cuts to health and wellness, something is better than nothing.  If you struggle to find the time to devote to your physical and emotional well-being, try this 15 minute morning routine to super-charge your day!

1.  Meditate for five minutes.  The health and wellness benefits of meditating are well known.  Even five minutes is enough to reap many of the benefits.  You will find yourself more calm, relaxed, and ready to tackle the day.

2.  Seven minute high intensity interval work outs.  This 7 minute work out combines cardio, core, upper and lower body exercise and can be done almost anywhere, anytime.  Do each exercise for 30 seconds and move straight to the next exercise without taking a break.  http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/09/the-scientific-7-minute-workout/?_r=0

3.  Finally, take a few minutes to make a morning smoothie.  Packed with fruits, vegetables, vitamins, and minerals, smoothies are the perfect to-go breakfast for the busiest individual.
http://swansoncutandrun.blogspot.com/2016/07/my-smoothie-recipe.html

Sunday, September 18, 2016

3rd Annual Little Run on the Prairie

The Harvest Moon Hustle Friday night was a huge success.  Now, it's time to get the kids involved!

Register for the 3rd annual Little Run on the Prairie, a non-competitive, 1 mile kids fun run at Prairie Hill Learning Center near Roca.  Cost is $10 and if you register by Monday, the kids will receive an awesome shirt!

Click the link below to register:

See you at the race!


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

HMH PACKET PICKUP

Stop by and say hello at the Harvest Moon Hustle packet pickup.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Who would you invite on a long run?

I have ONE spot left to give away to the Harvest Moon Hustle on September 16.  To be entered for a chance to win the last free entry into this sold-out race, just respond to this week's reader's question.

This week's question is, "if you could go on a long run with any person in the world, alive or dead, who would it be, and why?"

Post your answer on this blog or the Nebraska Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Facebook page.