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Dodging the Roadkill: Chronic Pain and Riding Motorcycles

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – Chronic pain affects millions of people.  Normal everyday people.  By no fault of our own, and the older we get, stuff just breaks down, or wears out. 

I’ve had two hip replacements, two wrist surgeries, and I deal with rheumatoid arthritis.  I didn’t ask for it, but that’s where I am in my ripe old age.  With titanium in my hips and my joints affected by the arthritis, it can get uncomfortable.

I don’t complain about it because there are MANY people who struggle with more serious issues, even life threatening illnesses and I’m blessed to be relatively healthy at this stage of my life.

But chronic pain is just that.  It’s a PAIN.  

Chronic Pain.

Chronic Pain.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation’s Tai Chi for Arthritis begins August 11th

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Another session of Tai Chi will begin on August 11th at the Crow Community Center, located at 211 Richview Road. There are a total of 8 one-hour long sessions included in the program. Tai Chi will take place on Tuesdays from 4:00pm to 5:00pm, August 11th through September 29th.

Tai Chi involves stretching and different chair exercises. Improved balance, increased flexibility, and reduced stress are benefits you can receive from participating. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for October 13th, 2013

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family.

This weeks highlights include: Recreation Facility Hours to Change for Fall Break, Tai Chi program resumes, Discover Scuba and your last Chance to Visit the Clarksville Downtown Market.

SCUBA class

SCUBA class

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Crow Community Center to host an additional session Clarksville Parks and Recreation’s Tai Chi program

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The Crow Community Center, located at 211 Richview Road, will host another session of Tai Chi for Arthritis and have even added an additional class time!  Tai Chi for Arthritis will take place Tuesdays from 3:00pm to 4:00pm and 4:00pm to 5:00pm beginning March 26th. «Read the rest of this article»

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Crow Community Center to host an additional session of Clarksville Parks and Recreation’s Tai Chi program

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The Crow Community Center, located at 211 Richview Road, will host another session of Tai Chi for Arthritis and have even added an additional class time!  Tai Chi for Arthritis will take place Tuesdays from 3:00pm to 4:00pm and 4:00pm to 5:00pm beginning March 26th. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for December 30th, 2012

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family.

This weeks highlights include:

  • New Tai Chi Program
  • Part Time Associate Historical Interpreter needed
  • Indoor Aquatic Center to host New Year’s Eve Bash
  • New session of Olympic Style Archery to start at the Kleeman Center
  • Calling all Chocolate Lovers

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for December 23rd, 2012

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family.

This weeks highlights include:

  • New Tai Chi Program
  • Part Time Associate Historical Interpreter needed
  • Indoor Aquatic Center to host New Year’s Eve Bash
  • New session of Olympic Style Archery to start at the Kleeman Center

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation introduces first-ever Tai Chi program at Crow Community Center

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The Crow Community Center, located at 211 Richview Road, will host a brand-new program this New Year, Tai Chi for Arthritis!  Tai Chi for Arthritis will take place Tuesdays from 3:00pm to 4:00pm beginning January 8th.

Instructed by Stuart Bonnington, this program is open to adults of any age who may be suffering from arthritis.  Bonnington is certified by the Arthritis Foundation as an instructor of their Tai Chi for Arthritis program. «Read the rest of this article»

 

American Heart Association says taking painkillers increases death risk, second heart attacks in survivors

 

The higher risk persists for at least five years.

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Heart attack survivors who take common painkillers after a heart attack have a higher long-term risk of dying or having a second heart attack, according to a new study published in Circulation, an American Heart Association journal.

The painkillers, known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), include over-the-counter medicines such as ibuprofen and naproxen and prescription drugs such as Celebrex (celecoxib), which is used to treat conditions including arthritis. «Read the rest of this article»

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Gardening Health and Safety Tips

 

Centers for Disease Control and PreventionWashington, D.C. – Gardening can be a great way to enjoy the outdoors, get physical activity, beautify the community, and grow nutritious fruits and vegetables. Whether you are a beginner or expert gardener, health and safety are important.

Below are some tips to help keep you safe and healthy so that you can enjoy the beauty and bounty gardening can bring. «Read the rest of this article»

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