Dental Protection For Athletes – Keeping Your Teeth Healthy

April 17th, 2014

For most athletes, protecting your teeth isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. However, in many of the contact or light contact sports it’s important that you at least consider wearing something like a mouth guard.

A mouth guard is mandatory in sports like football, but other sports like soccer and basketball can also be dangerous for your mouth. One wrong move from an opponents elbow can mean a few missing teeth.

A few years ago I was playing a game of basketball and a guy I was playing against came down with a rebound and elbowed me right in the mouth. It knocked out my upper right K9 and caused a terrible amount of pain.

That trip to the dentist was not fun at all. Fortunately I have a great Ann Arbor dentist here in my home town, so it wasn’t too terrible.

Be sure to check with your dentist if you’re thinking about playing sports to see about preventing injury. Mouth guards really aren’t that unpleasant, and some of them have pretty cool designs. Companies have tried much harder to make dental protection more stylish so that athletes don’t feel as strange when they wear protection.

This is the kind of thing you want to avoid when you’re playing sports:

Vertical Jump Training For Ultimate Success

April 8th, 2014

spud webbSince this is a health site, we often talk about topics that pertain to athlete. One example of this is the vertical jump, an integral part of every athletes success. Spud Webb would agree with this!

If you are interested in increasing your vertical jump, you need to make sure that you are using proper training techniques. If you don’t, you run the risk of injuring yourself.

For example, lots of people believe that if they spend more time in the gym they are more likely to have success. This is really only true for people who are genetic freaks. Most normal athletes will end up training to the point that their bodies will actually begin to break down.

With this in mind, it’s important that your body gets adequate rest when you do your vertical jump workout routine. You should only be training a maximum of 4 days per week. You can see great results with either a 3 or 4 day workout split. This allows you to get rest in between each workout and allow your body to repair itself.

Another thing to keep in mind is that you need to train strength and explosiveness. By this we mean that you will need to focus on both weight training and bodyweight exercises. The weight training is what gives you the strength you need to jump higher. The bodyweight training is what will give you the ability to actually use the strength and get your body off the ground.

If you only focus on lifting weights your results will be very limited. The same goes for only focusing on bodyweight exercises. You need to combine them both together for maximum results.

Don’t forget to feed your body the proper nutrients that it needs to repair itself after each workout. You might want to get a whey protein shake to go along with your training. This will help replenish your protein stores and refuel your muscles.

You can also look for a multivitamin that will ensure essential nutrients are in your body. Nutrition is just as important as your workout, so keep that in mind when you’re trying to improve your vertical leap ability.

Welcome to the ISP Blog!

March 23rd, 2014

Welcome to our new blog! We are glad that you have found time to join us. Please continue to check back as this site will be updated on a regular basis.

This site is extremely new. At the beginning of 2014 we decided it would be a good idea to create a blog to share information with our followers. Adding a blog for your business can really take it to the next level, so that’s what we’re hoping to do with ISP!

Our main focus on this blog will be the healthcare and sports niche. We want to share some of our tips for getting the most out of your personal care and well being, and we will be doing that by sharing useful tips and tricks.

We will also share news and other useful info from sites like CNN and NBC. Many times we will come across a useful piece of news in the healthcare field that we think our readers will enjoy learning about.

Speaking of sports and health, we will leave you with this video of one of the greatest athletes of all time, Michael Jordan. Enjoy!