Jara Soost , NASM Elite Trainer

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I started providing massage therapy in 1998 in the twin cities area.  I attended Sister Rosalind's School of Professional Massage in St. Paul, MN.  I was an active member of the Minnesota Sports Massage Team, traveling to events through out the state.I graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology.  In 2001 I became a certified athletic…… More MoreI started providing massage therapy in 1998 in the twin cities area.  I attended Sister Rosalind's School of Professional Massage in St. Paul, MN.  I was an active member of the Minnesota Sports Massage Team, traveling to events through out the state.I graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology.  In 2001 I became a certified athletic trainer and am currently licensed in the state of Wyoming.  I moved to Wyoming where I provided athletic training services at the high school level.  In 2006 I volunteered two weeks at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO.  I worked with the national inline speed skating team, women's junior national volleyball team, women's A2 volleyball team and the men's A2 volleyball team.  I have also worked at the Minnesota State Games and the State Games of America (Colorado Springs, CO).I also hold a Master's degree from the California University of Pennsylvania in Exercise Science with an emphasis on performance enhancement and injury prevention.  I have worked with the Excel performance enhancement program in Gillette, WY.  I currently am certified as a personal trainer and a performance enhancement specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and provide these services at the Campbell County Rec Center.In 2006, I moved to Columbia Falls, MT, where I was the head athletic trainer for Flathead High School during the 2006-07 school year.  The following year I initiated the athletic training program for Glacier High School.Currently, I have returned to Gillette, Wyoming and provide medical massage with New Therapeutic Solutions.  It is my pleasure to promote health and wellness.

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  • Jara Soost , NASM Elite Trainer - Gillette, WY - Athletic Training
    Jara Soost , NASM Elite Trainer has posted a blog entry:
    I hope everyone is ready for the weeks ahead. For many it is a busy time, but it doesn't mean that we have to turn our backs on all our health goals....Full Post
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    FRIDAY, Nov. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many people gain weight at Thanksgiving because they eat too much and don't get enough exercise. But, a few simple steps can help you keep your weight under control while still enjoying the holiday, an expert says.

    A good place to start? "Remind y...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Nov. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer patients who experience pain and swelling related to their treatment may find relief in acupuncture and exercise, new research suggests.

    In one study, acupuncture helped reduce joint pain by up to 40 percent, said study author Dr. ...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, Nov. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Arm pain is common among young baseball players, a new study shows.

    But despite the pain, many young people are urged to keep playing, the researchers added.

    The findings suggest that closer monitoring of young baseball players is needed ...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The way you walk can affect your mood, according to a new study.

    Previous research has shown that depressed people move differently from happy people, according to study co-author Nikolaus Troje, a senior fellow at the Canadian Institute for Advan...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Infectious Disease:

    THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- College athletes in contact sports such as football and soccer are more than twice as likely as other college athletes to carry a superbug known as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), new research finds.

    "This study shows t...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Oct. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Aerobic exercise may improve the physical and mental health of kidney dialysis patients and may also extend their lives, new research suggests.

    The study included more than 5,700 kidney failure patients on dialysis who were followed for a median ...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy lifestyle habits could prevent about half of all diabetes cases that develop during pregnancy, a new study finds.

    Researchers looked at data from more than 14,000 American women. They found that the strongest r...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, Sept. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It's a debilitating injury, but an ACL tear typically doesn't mean the end of a college athlete's career, a new study finds.

    The research suggests that the risk for a reinjury of the knee's anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) actually goes down as ...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Sept. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Taking nature walks with other people may lower your stress levels and reduce your risk of depression, a new study suggests.

    The study included nearly 2,000 participants from the Walking for Health program in England, which organizes nearly 3,0...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People tend to drink more alcohol on days when they're more physically active, a new study finds.

    "Monday through Wednesday people batten down the hatches and they cut back on alcohol consumption. But once that 'social weekend' kicks off on Thur...Full Article

  • Jara Soost , NASM Elite Trainer - Gillette, WY - Athletic Training
    Massage therapy can improve flexibility.  There are many different techniques available that can relax the muscle, stretch the joint and relieve points throughout the area, creating better overall motion.  By making sure each muscle is working properly, you will find optimal motion.  Read More
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    FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although there is mounting evidence that muscle-strength training provides key health benefits, most middle-aged and older adults in the United States don't engage in this type of exercise, according to new research.

    Less than one-quarter of adul...Full Article

  • Jara Soost , NASM Elite Trainer - Gillette, WY - Athletic Training
    Flexibility is the ability to have full active range of motion.  In general, we tend to keep the motion we use, and over time lose the motion that we rarely use.  So stretching is not the only form of flexibility training.  When weight training, make sure you go through your full motion and use the weight to feel a...Read More
  • Jara Soost , NASM Elite Trainer - Gillette, WY - Athletic Training
    By gently pulling your belly button to your spine you will engage your core muscles.  Make sure you are not holding your breath.  You should be able to breathe well during this activity.  Just gently pull your belly buttion in, more doesn't always mean better.  By engaging your core, your back will be more...Read More