Our Health Initiative

Our Health Initiative

From Dan Gilbert

We are raising money for those who have trouble accessing effective and reliable preventative health. Our healthcare system is reactive and focused on treating only the symptoms. Help us create healthier communities!

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Healthcare in our country is reactive, confusing, and expensive. Our Health Initiative seeks to change that, one in-need community at a time. Our team of health professionals and doctors bring education and awareness to those who lack the access and resources to help themselves; the same individuals who end up being at the mercy of powerful and uncaring drug and health insurance companies.

Your donations will cover staffing, equipment, and travel fees for the following programs:

Youth Health and Wellness Program - smart and simple guidelines based on basic human movement concepts, nutritional strategies, and the importance of sleep to promote healthier habits in our youth. The program follows a common sense progression being much simpler for elementary age and more advanced for middle school, then progressing even further for high school populations.

The following will be taught in this program to varying degrees based on age and needs:

  • Exercise/movement

    • The importance of movement

      • Description of the obesity epidemic and the problems it’s causing.

      • Bodies in motion stay in motion - what it means and why it’s relevant and important.

    • Frequency

      • Effective exercise frequency for their age and goals.

      • Overtraining issues and symptoms and what to do about it.

    • Types of movement

      • Movement categories are based on MadLab Performance's Principles of Programming - squat, hinge, ambulatory, vertical push/pull, horizontal push/pull.

      • Simple exercises on which they can focus and improve.

    • Training the core

      • Myths of core training

      • How it protects the lower back and aids in performance.

      • Anti-extension, anti-rotation, and trunk rotation principles.

    • Running/Sprinting Concepts

      • Stride length and ground contact time - how to get faster.

      • Proper angles and triple extension of the ankle, knee, and hip.

  • Nutrition

    • Calories

      • What they are and why they are important.

      • The dangers of heavy caloric restrictions, as well as the danger of caloric gluttony.

      • The inexact science of tracking calories burned.

    • Macronutrients

      • What they are and why they are important.

      • Foods that are high in each of the three.

      • Deficiency symptoms for each.

    • Water

      • How important that water is in the body - it’s involved in every process.

      • Effective amounts - goals for water consumption.

    • Sugar

      • Sugar’s effect on the body, insulin levels, and problem foods.

      • The diabetes epidemic.

      • Fake sugars, refined sugars, and natural sugars.

  • Sleep

    • Amount

      • What proper sleep does for them.

      • The effective range based on age, activity level, and health.

    • Strategies for better sleep or the troubled sleeper.

      • Light and noise issues.

      • Food and nutrition.

      • Activities and timing.

    • Deprivation symptoms

      • A list of the symptoms and problems caused.

      • How long it takes to fix the symptoms and napping strategies.

Fall Prevention Program - a modern, scientific, and comprehensive approach to balance and protecting those at high risk for dangerous falls.

The following will be taught in this program:

  • Neuromuscular control

    • How efficiently the nerves send messages to the muscles and get them to do what the individual wants.

    • Individuals need to learn and improve common movement patterns that, when there is a movement issue, can dramatically increase the risk of a fall.

  • Foot and stability

    • Besides being common precursors for pain and injury, a lack of stability in these joints often disrupt balance and coordination.

    • Strengthening the muscles around these joints is a priority.

  • Hip and ankle mobility

    • A lack of movement in these joints can not only cause pain, but can prevent proper deceleration and angle creation needed to maintain balance and avoid a fall.

    • Gaining more mobility and flexibility in these joints is very important to fall prevention.

  • Core control and stabilization

    • Proper core strength and stability is essential when it comes to balance and preventing injury.

    • Anti-extension, anti-rotation, and rotational concepts with hip flexion/extension are some of the main points of emphasis in this program.

Wellness for Working Adults - an involved, complete, program that includes almost every facet of health and wellness for the backbone of our country - the working population. 

This program will focus on the following:

  • Exercise/movement

    • The importance of movement

      • Description of the obesity epidemic and the problems it’s causing.

      • Bodies in motion stay in motion - what it means and why it’s relevant and important.

    • Frequency

      • Effective exercise frequency for their goals.

      • Overtraining issues and symptoms and what to do about it.

    • Types of movement

      • Movement categories are based on MadLab Principles of  Programming - squat, hinge, ambulatory, vertical push/pull, horizontal push/pull.

      • Simple exercises on which they can focus, improve, and combat a sedentary lifestyle.

    • Training the core

      • Myths of core training.

      • How it protects the lower back and aids in comfort and pain prevention.

      • Anti-extension, anti-rotation, and trunk rotation principles.

  • Pain

    • Stable joints vs mobile joints.

    • Common problems and ways to prevent them.

      • Lower back issues.

      • Shoulder issues.

      • Knee pain/runners knee

      • Arthritis.

      • Carpal tunnel syndrome.

      • Neck pain/headaches.

    • Corrective exercise and stretching techniques.

      • Posterior vs anterior chain dominance.

      • T-spine, core, hip, ankle relationship.

  • Nutrition

    • Calories

      • What they are and why they are important.

      • The dangers of heavy caloric restrictions, as well as the danger of caloric gluttony.

      • How to track them and why.

      • The inexact science of tracking calories burned.

    • Macronutrients

      • What they are and why they are important.

      • Foods that are high in each of the three.

      • Deficiency symptoms for each.

      • Tools to track them and common percentages based on goals/needs.

    • Water

      • How important that water is in the body - it’s involved in every process.

      • Effective amounts - goals for water consumption.

    • Sugar

      • Sugar’s effect on the body, insulin levels, and problem foods.

      • The diabetes epidemic.

      • Fake sugars, refined sugars, and natural sugars.

  • Sleep

    • Amount

      • What proper sleep does for them.

      • The effective range based on age, activity level, and health.

    • Strategies for better sleep or the troubled sleeper.

      • Light and noise issues.

      • Food and nutrition.

      • Activities and timing.

    • Deprivation symptoms

      • A list of the symptoms and problems caused.

      • How long it takes to fix the symptoms and napping strategies.

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