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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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    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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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nephrology:

    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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    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    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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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    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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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    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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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    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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    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    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
  • Jara Soost , NASM Elite Trainer - Gillette, WY - Athletic Training
    Self-massage can be done on certain areas.  However, it can be very difficult, as you need to remain relaxed during the treatment.  An example would be if you want to massage your neck, you need to be lying on your back with your head supported and your shoulders relaxed.  If you work on your neck...Read More
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. heart experts recommend doctors use a 14-point checklist rather than an electrocardiogram (ECG) when evaluating young people for underlying heart disease that could result in sudden cardiac arrest.

    The American Heart Association and the Amer...Full Article

  • Jara Soost , NASM Elite Trainer - Gillette, WY - Athletic Training
    Finding the right balance between training and rest has always been tricky for any athlete.  Yes, a track athlete can train too hard and too long.  This is known as overtraining.  Overtraining leads to injury, fatigue, and a decreased immune system, and fewer improvements are seen. 

    Work with a pro...Read More
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Preventive Medicine:

    MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Trading the gas pedal for foot power or bike power to get to your job can also improve your mental health, British researchers report.

    Daily commuters who stopping driving to work and started walking or riding a bike w...Full Article