Team All-American Celebrates Eight Years Of Helping Runners Worldwide

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An interesting article provided by PRWeb regarding Team All-American and their work helping runners…..

joggerTeam All-American is celebrating eight years of helping runners across the world achieve goals through running to improve mental, physical and spiritual performance.

Team All-American, an organization dedicated to helping runners across the world train smarter and achieve their running goals, celebrated its eight-year anniversary on August 16, 2014.

For the past eight years, the organization has helped people to improve performance mentally, physically and spiritually, using running as a platform to engage with people. Team All-American’s clients are located across the United States and in international locations as well, making it a worldwide community of athletes.

“We are celebrating our success, yet we are hungry for way more,” said Scott Fishman, founder of Team All-American. “The people that we have worked with are inspiring, and we’ve seen so many people achieve their goals. When they tell us that they were able to do this because of our methods, it’s truly an amazing feeling.”

Team All-American arose as a way to ensure that people who were interested in running could become involved without suffering injuries. According to Fishman, there is a prevailing notion that running causes many different types of injuries, but these injuries are often easily preventable with the right type of training.

seniorjoggerFor the last eight years the organization has worked tirelessly to ensure that people do not fall victim to the myths of fitness. Its clients have gone on to experience personal best times in the mile, 5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon, ultra marathon and every distance in between as a result of training with Team All-American.

“Running is the most primal sport,” said Fishman. “It’s something that anyone can do without a plan or a professional to guide you. But if you want to do it successfully and for a long time, it is best to follow a custom training program that is designed, monitored and adjusted by a professional.”

About Team All-American

Team All-American is an organization devoted to helping runners worldwide achieve their goals, whether it be their first mile, their first marathon or a personal record time. Using the Team All-American methodology, runners will be able to reach their goals through a carefully planned and detailed process that considers all aspects of their health and lifestyle.

For more information, visit http://www.teamallamerican.com

4 Tips For Helping A Child Deal With Asthma – Part 2

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By Lauren Hill

Continued from part 1 of this article…..

familyjogKnow the Warning Signs

The best way to deal with asthma, and especially an asthma attack, is to be aware of the warning signs your child typically shows before an attack. An asthma attack is when your child’s lungs are not getting enough air to breathe adequately, caused by the swelling and inflammation due to asthma. Some children’s attacks are triggered by environmental things like pets, mold, or allergens in the air. Other kids experience asthma attacks when they are active or become too worked up. Regardless of what causes your child’s asthma, they will show signs of an impending attack that are usually similar each time. A good way to become familiar with your child’s warning signs is to keep a checklist or running tally of the signs that they showed before each attack. For example, if you notice that your child begins to cough at night shortly before they have an attack, you can write that down as a warning sign. The next time you notice them coughing in their beds, you can be more prepared to help them treat the attack.

Create an Action Plan

An asthma attack can be a scary experience for all involved, but most especially for the child experiencing it. In those scary situations, it can be easy to freeze up and forget what should be done. Creating an action plan can keep you, your child, and other adults in your child’s life – like their teacher – on the same page of how to treat the attack. Most action plans involve figuring out the right amount of daily medication that is needed to control your child’s asthma on a day-to-day basis, as well as the emergency medication that would be required in the case of an attack. A device like a peak flow reader can help you track how well your child’s lungs are working and can let you know when the asthma may be getting worse. Recording these peak flow readings can help you follow a daily plan to keep the disease in check.

In the case of an emergency situation or attack, your child’s action plan should include the warning signs, what their peak flow reading will look like, the medication required to reduce symptoms, and the point at which emergency personnel should be contacted. A copy of both the daily and rescue action plan should be given to any adult who is in direct care of your child so that they are aware of any needs your child may have.

Control the Triggers

In order to gain control of asthma and to reduce attacks in the future, it’s important to figure out your child’s asthma triggers and avoid them as often as possible. Cigarette smoke can be a trigger for many kids, so if you or another family member smokes, quitting or doing all smoking outdoors can help keep your child’s lungs healthy. Sometimes furry pets are the culprit of some kids’ coughing and wheezing. Unfortunately, the best solution in that case is to find the pet a new home. Even when the animal is outside the home, dander and fur tracked in on clothing can trigger attacks as well. Playing hard and excessive activity can be another common trigger, and although it can be hard to get a small child to slow down, it is important to help them realize that their trigger can make them feel sick and cause an attack.

Removing asthmatic triggers from your home and your child’s school environment is essential if you want your child to gain control over their disease. It is your responsibility to provide them with a healthy environment where they can be safe from the sometimes life-threatening attacks. These tips can help you get started on the path to control over your child’s asthma and can bring them great comfort knowing that you will be taking care of their wellbeing.

– Lauren Hill is a freelance writer and Mom to an asthmatic child. She finds great joy in educating others on dealing with asthma. Lauren is a contributing author for RabbitAir.com.

4 Tips For Helping A Child Deal With Asthma – Part 1

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By Lauren Hill

familywalk2Children are naturally resilient and are often fully capable of dealing with whatever troubles are thrown their way, but dealing with a chronic illness like asthma can require a little bit of help from family and friends. If not treated properly, asthma can have life-long consequences and can make even day-to-day life a struggle. As such, parents of asthmatic children need to be aware of how they can help their children take control over their asthma so that they can continue on the path towards a healthy adulthood. Being knowledgeable and transferring that knowledge on to your child can ensure that they are able to watch for the signs of an asthma attack and be careful to avoid activities or situations that may cause a reaction. Here are some tips that can help you prepare yourself and in turn prepare your child to deal with life with asthma.

Get a Diagnosis

The first step to taking care of your child and gaining control over their asthma is to get a diagnosis so that the proper medication can be prescribed, if necessary. The American Lung Association suggests that children who will be asthmatic will typically begin showing symptoms by the time they reach the age of five. Some kids are more susceptible to lung conditions tied to colds or other infections and those symptoms can sometimes be similar to asthma’s symptoms, but speaking with your child’s pediatrician and giving them as much information as you can will help the doctor narrow down what may be causing the discomfort that your child has been experiencing. Here are some of the symptoms of asthma in children:

• A wheezing sound when your child exhales

• Complaints of chest pain

• Interrupted sleeping due to shortness of breath, which can cause fatigue

• Frequent coughing, made worse by a cold or the flu

• Tightness of the chest

If your child has been complaining of these symptoms, you may want to consider making an appointment with your doctor or specialist in order to complete a diagnosis. It may seem as though a formal diagnosis could be too worrisome, but as a parent it is important to move forward on the treatment of your child’s condition and this often requires medical intervention.

Stay tuned for part 2 of this article shortly…..

– Lauren Hill is a freelance writer and Mom to an asthmatic child. She finds great joy in educating others on dealing with asthma. Lauren is a contributing author for RabbitAir.com.