Wellness and Exercise

Adding aquatic fitness to physical training routine

From Athletes and the Arts affiliate Drum Corps International:
“Jersey Surf adds aquatic fitness to physical training routine”, by Chris Weber, 02/08/2017
150 members of Drum Corps International took over the natatorium at Camden County Technical School for an 80-minute high-intensity training session in the pool.
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Providers Needed for MusiCares Medical Network

To better address the ever-growing number of music professionals without basic or adequate medical coverage, MusiCares (50lc3 non-profit organization) works closely with a dedicated group of health care professionals through the MusiCares Medical Network to provide the valuable and often life-changing services that some clients require, but simply cannot afford. The network is comprised of providers who recognize this reality and generously give their time and expertise to treat MusiCares’ referrals that are underinsured or uninsured and lack the means …

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Female Athlete Triad

The female athlete triad (Triad) refers to the interrelationships among energy availability, menstrual function, and bone mineral density, which may have clinical manifestations including eating disorders, functional hypothalamic amenorrhea, and osteoporosis. With proper nutrition, these same relationships promote robust health.  This can be an issue for both sport athletes and performing artists, especially dancers.

http://journals.lww.com/acsm-msse/Fulltext/2007/10000/The_Female_Athlete_Triad.26.aspx

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Insight Newsletter

Quarterly updated newsletters from the National Center for Drug Free Sport which include current topics around sport athlete drug and supplement use. Many of these issues are applicable to performing artists as well. The below link takes you to the website with the updated newsletters.
Visit the National Center for Drug Free Sport website
Specific articles of interest noted below:
-Pain killer and prescription drug overuse.
Insight pain killer article
-Kratom, A High Risk Supplement
-An Update on E-cigarettes
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Exercising with Type 2 Diabetes

About 24 million Americans have type 2 diabetes and even more are at risk of developing it — upwards of 79 million Americans! Insulin is needed to allow blood sugar to enter the tissues of the body where it can be stored or used for energy. The problem in type 2 diabetes is that the main tissues that use blood sugar (muscles) or store it (fat cells) are not very sensitive to the insulin present in the blood, resulting in …

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Exercise and Type 2 Diabetes – One Page Fact Sheet

Did you know that aerobic activity, strength training, and stretching all have unique benefits? One of the greatest benefits of exercise is that it can help prevent diabetes or it can help you manage diabetes if you have it.
View our one-page fact sheet, “Exercise and Type 2 Diabetes”, contributed to Athletes and the Arts and created by Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) and Diabetes Care and Education (DCE).

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A Fitness Swimmer in Four Movements

This challenge is not about time or victory; instead, it seeks timelessness and beauty. It’s about creating music, but it shares many parallels with swimming. Musicians and other performing artists know the feeling of stepping up, being exposed in front of a waiting crowd, and diving in.
Yet for classical pianist Jeeyoon Kim, who is comfortable on stage but not on the blocks, there was no dive. She showed up at the 2013 Spring Nationals without having practiced that part.
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Health and Wellness a part of Texas K-12 Music Teachers Competency Exam

Melissa Hatheway, B.M.E. July 2014

In many states across the country, marching band can serve as a substitute for traditional physical education courses. These ensemble-based classes are taught by band directors, who are certified to teach K-12 Music. However, these teachers are not certified in physical education, despite being in charge of a class that provides students with P.E. credit. This disparity can also be seen within the K-12 Music teacher certification tests, which do not provide the public …

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