All Golfers Should Exercise Regularly


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The following post is a summary of the article, “Should Golfers Do Strength Exercise?” by Wayne L. Westcott PhD on To read the full article or learn more about the topic, click here.”

Golfers should be proactive in regards to their physical fitness. A regular exercise routine can improve a golfer’s performance and reduce his/her risk of suffering from an injury.

 Golf injuries occur often, for both professionals and amateurs. A recent study showed that over the course of two years, 60% of professional golfers and 40% of amateur golfers had suffered from golf related injuries. Golf injuries occur when the player: lacks flexibility, is not well conditioned, has a poor swing, or is playing quite frequently.

Strength training, stretching, and increasing stamina can all help reduce risk for injury and even improve one’s game.

The different muscle groups all serve certain purposes when it comes to playing the game of golf.  Legs (quadriceps, hamstrings, and gluteals) produce the power, which is then transferred to the core (spinal erectors, abdominals, obliques). The subsequent swinging action is directly related to the chest and arms (pectoralis major, latissimus dorsi, deltoids, biceps, triceps, forearms). Golfers must also have strong neck muscles, because these muscles ultimately control head position and eye focus. Some fundamental exercises to train these muscles include: leg extension, leg press, leg curl, front plank, side plank, bench press, triceps kickbacks, and lateral raises.

Flexibility is key in golf. The muscles and joints of a golfer should be able to move without affecting one’s swing. The same muscles that are being strengthened should also be stretched.  In order to prevent injury, stretching should be performed after the muscles are warm, perhaps after a brief walk. Some effective stretches include the: side stretch, hamstring stretch, neck stretch, and the forearm and wrist stretch.

In order to maintain stamina on the course, improve overall health, and contribute to the success of strength training, golfers must partake in some form of cardio. All cardio is dependent on the ability of the player. Some basic types of cardio include: brisk walking, jogging, swimming and cycling.

Adopting a regular exercise routine of: strength training, stretching, and cardio can help a golfer tremendously. Improving overall physical fitness will not only help reduce injury, but it can improve performance as well.


Airports to Avoid This Holiday Season


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There is nothing quite like the stress of travelling during the holidays. Add in the anxiety of air travel and you could be stressed before you even reach the front door of your holiday destination. One step in combatting this stress is choosing the best airport to travel from and avoiding the worst. The following three rank very low when it comes to the holiday travel experience.

LaGuardia New York Airport

On a regular travel day at LaGuardia, crowded and stranded travelers often pace the terminals as there is inadequate gate seating, a lack of power outlets and even a lack of restrooms. Escape Here explains that at Christmas time this gets even worse and as the bad weather often hits, the runways become congested leaving passengers trapped in the airport. Try using a smaller, local airport instead of LaGuardia during the holidays.

O’hare International Airport explains that O’Hare is frustrating any time of year, in fact, many travel websites and experts will encourage you to avoid O’Hare at all costs. It only gets worse the closer it gets to Turkey Day, so if you can, opt instead to fly out of Midway Airport and book a flight earlier in the day before the terminals start to become congested.

Newark Liberty International Airport

Newark might have a reputation for being a lesser-known New York-area airport, but it’s also the busier of the sibling airports during the holidays. Also, according to, the likelihood of having your flight cancelled over Thanksgiving or Christmas is more than twice as likely there than any of the other 50 busiest airports.

There is no place like home for the holidays, so if you want to arrive on time and in a pleasant mood, avoid using Laguardia, O’hare and Newark airports.

10 Strategies to Find Cheap Airfare Online

Jonathan Nadler 10 Strategies to Find Cheap Airfare Online

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Traveling can often be stressful or overwhelming, so a lot of us tend to prefer booking awhile beforehand to ensure this task is checked off the to-do list. Unfortunately, some airlines often overcharge or add surprise fees — even for things like pillows and meals — that can be avoided. Take charge of your flight and save money with these simple steps:

  1. Check the following morning after booking to see if the airfare price dropped and if so, then you can often get away with canceling and then rebooking the lower rate.
  2. When an airline can’t fill all the seats for a weekend flight, they often offer them at discounted prices. Booking a spot at the last minute, if possible, can save you money.
  3. Use an online explore tool to see the different fares that you can choose from for your destination.
  4. Some airlines advertise for a cheaper fare on social media sites, such as Facebook, but these discounts don’t stay around for long.
  5. According to Daniel Bortz of the US News, using a credit card which is associated with an airline or joining the “frequent-flier club” in a carrier of your choice can get you an advantage over other people. Similarly, these credit cards may also hold reward points or miles that you can put towards your next flight.
  6. Bortz also says that the cheapest flight is often the first one in the morning, followed by lunchtime and then dinner time. The red-eye also tends to be less expensive.
  7. You can sign up for sites, like AirfareWatchdog, Yapta, and Kayak, to get online notifications when a good deal turns up, or go for big-name ticket-sellers like Orbitz, Expedia, and Travelocity.
  8. Sometimes a lot of airlines post sales, discounts, and lower rates on their websites — making these deals harder to find unless you visit the actual site. So check the actual carrier’s website just in case.
  9. Having a good experience on your flight doesn’t necessarily mean using the most known airline or top-rated. Some smaller-name airlines have even better prices and fares than the more popular ones.
  10. If you’re going round-trip, you can save a lot by booking connecting flights. All you have to do then is ensure getting yourself there on time.


Increased Traveling Summer 2014

After earning his Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law, Jonathan Nadler served as a law clerk for a federal district judge in Laredo, Texas, and began practicing labor and employment law. He is currently an attorney with Eckert Seamans Cherin and Mellott, LLC, in Philadelphia. Jon Nadler represents employers in a wide variety of labor and employment matters. In his time outside the office, he enjoys jazz, tennis, and traveling.

Traveling is at a new high in the U.S. Experts expect that approximately 210 million passengers will fly on U.S. carriers during the summer of 2014, the highest in six years. This includes 30 million passengers traveling internationally on U.S. carriers, an all time high.

Several factors are likely responsible for the special interest in traveling this summer. Summer holidays and appealing travel package deals always play a role in summer travel. Although airlines typically increase prices by two percent during the summer months, travel booking websites are offering fares to the most-desired destinations in the United States at rates that are the same or up to 23 percent less than 2013.