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The program focuses on individual health improvements, the early identification and modification of risk factors for disease and the integration of exercise and fitness into the adult lifestyle.</p> <p align="justify"></p> <p align="justify">Participant demographics range from athletic adults of all ages, to the sedentary but otherwise healthy middle aged man or woman, to the older person or senior who may be overweight or have high blood pressure or orthopedic problems.</p> <p align="justify"></p> <p align="justify">Since each participant has their own individualized program and exercise prescription anyone can join and experience success with greater fitness and be able to achieve other personal health improvement goals.</p> <p align="justify"></p> <p align="justify">Many participants use this program to maintain a foundation of improved health and levels of fitness so that they are able to perform any<img style="WIDTH: 180px" hspace="5" src="../../content/00/00/05/71/38/userdirectory38.content/6550.vmg.jpg" align="right" vspace="5" border="0" ?> work or recreational activity they attempt, such as gardening, tennis, or hiking, while minimizing the potential for injury and soreness.</p> <p align="justify"></p> <p align="justify">This program provides a safe and effective environment for individuals of all ages and capabilities. It is staffed by health professionals. The Washington Institute of Sports Medicine and Health is conveniently located near Evergreen Medical campus. Many of the people who work on, around, and near the campus, use this program as their wvrksite fitness program, stopping in on their way to work, at lunch break or after work, often times walking to the program site.</p><b><i> <p align="justify"></p></font><u><font face="Arial" size="4"> <p align="justify"><font color="firebrick">Services and Programs</font></p></u></font><font face="Arial"> <p align="justify"></p></i> <p align="justify"><font color="midnightblue">Introductory Fitness Principles</font></p></b> <p align="justify">This program can take the sedentary individual and provide individualized instruction so that the beginning exerciser has everything they need to be successful and stay with the program. if you've ever tried to start a program and didn't succeed, this program is for you. You begin at your own level, achieving results based upon sound medical and scientific principles, with as much or as little professional supervision by our knowledgeable staff as you may need.</p> <p align="justify"></p><b> <p align="justify"><font color="midnightblue">Individualized Monitoring, Training & Instruction</font></p></b> <p align="justify">On-site professional staff is available to assist, support, and provide consultation in all aspects of each participant's program. Each staff has the appropriate background and degree to provide the expertise which is expected of this type of program.</p> <p align="justify"></p><b> <p align="justify"><font color="midnightblue">Injury Prevention & Recovery</font></p></b> <p align="justify">The Orthopedic clinic at Washington Sports Medicine Institute offers comprehensive services which can prevent, assess, and treat sports medicine injuries.</p> <p align="justify"></p><b> <p align="justify"><font color="midnightblue">Sport Specific Adult Athletic Training Programs<img style="WIDTH: 96px" hspace="5" src="../../content/00/00/05/71/38/userdirectory38.content/6549.vmg.jpg" align="right" vspace="5" border="0" ?> </font></p></b> <p align="justify">Individual development programs are offered for adult athletes who are involved in age group competitions or sports such as marathons, 10k runs, tennis, golf, swimming, soccer, softball, cycling, climbing, track & field, etc.</p><b> <p align="justify"></p> <p align="justify"></b><b><font color="midnightblue">High Blood Pressure Control</font></p></b> <p align="justify">This specific program targets borderline or high blood pressure. It incorporates current health status, nutritional and dietary components, specialized exercise prescription and monitoring, taking in to account BP medications. We will work with your physician as needed</p> <p align="justify"></p><b> <p align="justify"><font color="midnightblue">Back Health</font></p></b> <p align="justify">Parameters associated with improving back health through appropriate exercise prescriptions are incorporated, focusing on flexibility and strength of anterior and posterior muscles of the torso and hip girdle. More severe back problem require consultation with your physician and physical therapist.</p> <p align="justify"></p><b> <p align="justify"><font color="midnightblue">Seniors Program</font></p></b> <p align="justify">Program professionals understand the health characteristics of the senior population taking into account such things as functional capabilities, strength, flexibility, arthritis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, and other health history problems relating to remaining mobile, independent and active.</p> <p align="justify"></p></font><font face="Arial"><b> <p><font color="midnightblue">Benefits Associated with Regular Exercise in the Adult Population</font></p></b> <p>Evidence of the multiple health benefits of regular physical activity continues to mount. It can help prevent and manage:</p> <p align="left"></font> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="7" width="540" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="50%"><font face="Arial" color="green"> <p><font color="#990000">Coronary Heart Disease</font></font></p></td> <td valign="top" width="50%"><font face="Arial"> <p><font color="#990000">Osteoporosis</font></p></font></td></tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="50%"><font face="Arial"> <p><font color="#990000">High Blood Pressure</font></p></font></td> <td valign="top" width="50%"><font face="Arial"> <p><font color="#990000">Mental Health Problems/Stress</font></p></font></td></tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="50%"><font face="Arial"> <p><font color="#990000">Non-insulin Dependent Diabetes</font></p></font></td> <td valign="top" width="50%"><font face="Arial"> <p><font color="#990000">Obesity</font></p></font></td></tr></tbody></table><font face="Arial"></p> <p align="center"><img style="WIDTH: 186px" hspace="5" src="../../content/00/00/05/71/38/userdirectory38.content/6553.vmg.jpg" align="center" vspace="5" border="0"></p> <p>Regular physical activity may also be associated with: </p></font> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="7" width="540" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="50%"><font face="Arial"> <p><font color="#990000">Lower Incidence of Stroke</font></p></font></td> <td valign="top" width="50%"><font face="Arial"> <p><font color="#990000">Better Ability to Stop Smoking</font></p></font></td></tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="50%"><font face="Arial"> <p><font color="#990000">Decreased Rate of Colon Cancer</font></p></font></td> <td valign="top" width="50%"><font face="Arial"> <p><font color="#990000">Better Quality of Life</font></p></font></td></tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="50%"><font face="Arial"> <p><font color="#990000">Increased Longevity</font></p></font></td> <td valign="top" width="50%"> <p><font color="#990000"><font face="Arial">Increased Energy Level</font></font></p></td></tr></tbody></table><font face="Arial"> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Regular exercise is defined as a combined minimum of at least 30 minutes a day, most days of the week. Exercise that is performed at a level of 60% or higher of maximal capacity has other benefits as well. Other benefits include improvements in:</p> <p align="left"></font> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="7" width="540" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="50%"><font face="Arial" color="green"> <p><font color="#990000">Muscular Strength</font></font></p></td> <td valign="top" width="50%"><font face="Arial" color="#990000"> <p>Body Fat Percentage</p></font></td></tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="50%"><font face="Arial" color="#990000"> <p>Muscular Endurance</p></font></td> <td valign="top" width="50%"><font face="Arial" color="#990000"> <p>Cardiac and Lung Efficiency</p></font></td></tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="50%"><font face="Arial" color="#990000"> <p>Lean Body Mass</p></font></td> <td valign="top" width="50%"><font face="Arial" color="#990000"> <p>Oxygen Transport and Utilization</p></font></td></tr></tbody></table><font face="Arial"></p> <p align="justify">&nbsp;</p> <p align="justify">&nbsp;</p> <p align="justify">&nbsp;</p> <p align="justify">&nbsp;</p> <p align="justify">&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></font> <!-- content cell0.content0 end --> </td></tr> </table> </td> <!-- column 0 end --> </tr> </table> <!-- row 0 end --> <!-- </table> -- > <!-- layout style = 2 end --> </td> </tr> </table> <!-- siteState = --></body> </html>