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Aqua Pool Noodle Exercises
April 1st, 2021
Exercising in water can be a great way to mix up your routine. The water supports your body and ensures low impact despite intense exercise. The effects of gravity are less profound in the water, so y...  Read More
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Talya Davidoff: the 'Plattelandse Meisie' Freediver
October 23rd, 2020
Her advice to divers to improve their breath hold and depth her is simple. Have the right coach and have the right safety measures in place. “I have learnt that I will not push my limits unless I tru...  Read More
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Step Exercises with Cardio
October 18th, 2020
Considered a form of preventative medicine by the American College of Sports Medicine, exercise has a wide range of positive physical, mental and cognitive benefits. This timed program is designed to ...  Read More
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Timing Exercise
August 6th, 2020
By Dr. Neal Pollock Ph.D.QuestionI regularly exercise and want to continue my routine on my vacation. I am worried about diving and exercise. Is there any information that can help me plan for both?An...  Read More
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The New Pointy end of Diving
May 11th, 2020
Freediving is now the fastest growing segment of diving and is attracting a new audience of people who love the water and are into fitness, self-improvement and mind-body awareness — in addition to th...  Read More
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Physioball Stability Exercises
March 31st, 2020
The added weight of scuba gear raises your center of gravity, making your body less stable. That is why a small roll of a boat or an uneven step can have a larger than usual impact when you’re standin...  Read More
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Getting Decompression Sickness while Freediving
March 27th, 2020
Over the past few years only a few cases of DCS during freediving have been reported, and they all were associated with repeated deep dives over a short time. Since there is little information, statis...  Read More
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How to perform a Deep Diver Rescue
February 18th, 2020
If an airway is not available, mouth-to-snorkel rescue breathing should be done. It will be easier to do than mouth-to-mouth rescue breathing in a choppy sea. Position yourself behind the diver. Ensur...  Read More
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No Sit-ups no problem
February 3rd, 2020
To avoid an increased risk of decompression sickness, DAN® recommends that divers avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours after making a dive. ...  Read More
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Group Fitness at the Pool
February 3rd, 2020
Many water aerobics programs involve time in both the shallow and deep ends of the pool. Participants in deep-water classes wear a flotation belt to keep them above the surface at all times. Shallow-w...  Read More
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Improve your breathing
January 30th, 2020
Ujjayi (oo-jie-yee), also known as victorious breath, is a breathing technique used in many yoga practices. Ujjayi is performed by constricting the back of the throat slightly as you breathe in and ou...  Read More
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Water: Element of Life and Fitness
January 28th, 2020
As with any sport, maintaining a healthy body and good physical state are key to maximizing your experience. Water aerobics provides a diverse exercise program, and its bidirectional resistance target...  Read More
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Suspension Training -The world is your gym.
January 22nd, 2020
Since a stable core is essential for all in-water movements, these core-blasting exercises are perfect for scuba divers....  Read More
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Tabata training - The four-minute fat torch
January 22nd, 2020
This program was originally designed for extremely fit athletes, the original protocol is enough to cause nausea in many people. Fortunately, people of most fitness levels can benefit from lower-inten...  Read More
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Predisposition to Pulmonary Barotrauma
December 1st, 2019
Since barotrauma can occur with hyperinflation of lung tissue, a diver’s lungs must be able to tolerate rapid changes in volume and pressure....  Read More
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Diving after Chiropractic adjustments
November 30th, 2019
Some people might experience complications or side effects for a few days following a chiropractic adjustment...  Read More
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DAN Student Medical Expense Coverage
November 30th, 2019
DAN Student Medical Expense Coverage is dive accident insurance designed specifically for new divers in training that DAN fully subsidises, so there is no cost to students or their instructors...  Read More
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When should I call my Doctor?
November 30th, 2019
If you had health issues before the dive, it is possible that postdive symptoms are related to your preexisting condition. Distinguishing between DCI and unrelated health issues in postdive symptoms i...  Read More
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Heart-rate Training
November 10th, 2019
People with certain cardiovascular risk factors or who take heart-rate regulatory medication such as beta blockers should consult their physicians before attempting aerobic exercise. Heart-rate traini...  Read More
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Exercise drills with Dowels
November 10th, 2019
Strengthening hip and back extensors will help you fin with ease and minimize your risk for developing back pain. Hip- and knee-extension strength is important for standing up while weighted with scub...  Read More
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The Right to Refuse Service
October 4th, 2019
Denying service to a paying customer can be difficult, especially if the customer is outraged or the business owner is more concerned about revenue than safety....  Read More
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Weight Training for Better Diving
March 28th, 2019
This weight-training program that targets the muscles most used while scubadiving and will allow you to do multiday dives without undue strain or fatigue. ...  Read More
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