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Rebuild Like a Pro in the Offseason

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This NFL season has been anything but the football season we’ve grown accustomed to. As most fans have been enjoying the games from home rather than in the stadium, the Bucs players are also adjusting to new routines because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Now more than ever, it’s important to focus on resting, recovering and rebuilding. Whether your mental stress has increased lately or your feeling exhausted from the year we’ve had, these pro tips will help you make the most of the offseason, safely. 

Join a Wellness Community

Like a player needs their team, a support system can also help you achieve your best. AdventHealth and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have formed a partnership focused on improving the health and wellness of the people of Tampa Bay and surrounding areas. As the official hospital of the Bucs, we’re dedicated to providing a healthy journey for sports fans and players alike. 

With this goal in mind, we’ve created a health and wellness program designed to benefit each person individually. With certified personal trainers, exercise physiologists and dietitians, we can help you best spend your time in and out of our state-of-the-art health and wellness centers.

We know everyone’s wellness goals are different. You may want to train for a marathon, lose a few pounds, learn new weightlifting techniques or win a championship. At our health and wellness centers, we can provide an individualized approach to help you reach your goals, no matter how far away they may seem.  

Develop a Routine

According to experts, regular physical activity can help you feel better and have more energy. Creating and maintaining a regular schedule when it comes to your exercise routine can help you achieve the results you want.

The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans provides insight as to how often we should be active: “Adults should do at least 150 minutes to 300 minutes a week of moderate-intensity, or 75 minutes to 150 minutes a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity.” Their suggestions for children and older adults vary, but the bottom line remains the same: Keep moving, consistently. 

Once you’ve been introduced to an AdventHealth health and wellness expert, you can work together to create an achievable plan with your personalized goals in mind.

Listen to Your Body

If something hurts, don’t push it. While aches and pains can sometimes be normal with exercise, it's important to seek help from a physical therapist if something feels off. They can also help you prevent future injuries, too. 

For example, a specialist can determine if you have a weak muscle that could make you susceptible to different injuries. With a series of assessments to test your range of motion, strength, dynamic function and common movement, they can work with you to correct any issues. 

Highly skilled and dedicated physical therapists can work with you on rehabilitation techniques that will have you back to feeling good as new in no time. And while continuing to improve your physical activity is important, wellness isn’t achieved by exercise alone. 

Here to Help You Focus on Your Whole Health

A visit with an AdventHealth nutrition counselor can help you ensure you’re working to improve your whole self.

Food is fuel, and if you’re training like a pro, the essential nutrients need to be an important part of your diet. Start by incorporating well-rounded and simple foods while removing processed, sugary snacks. Learn more tips for improving your diet by clicking here

Health and wellness spas are also available to help you rest, rejuvenate and renew your whole person during the offseason.

Learn more about how AdventHealth teams up with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to benefit our community and find inspiration for improving your whole self during the offseason. 

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