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 the offseason right around the corner, we’re focusing on resting, recovering and rebuilding. Whether your holidays included a few extra desserts and rest days or you’re just looking to improve your game, these pro-tips will help you make the most of the offseason.
Join a Wellness Community
Like a player needs their team, a support system can also help you achieve your best. AdventHealth has 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.
Everyone’s wellness goals are different. You may want to train for a marathon, lose a few pounds, learn new weightlifting techniques or win the championship. At our health and wellness centers, we can provide an individualized approach toward helping 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 may be the trick to achieving results.
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 to prevent future injuries. 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.
Work on Your Whole Person
A visit with an AdventHealth nutrition specialist 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, 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—because isn’t that what the offseason is all about?
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.