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What About Coconut Water?

Here’s a question that continually pops up in our local Triathlon Face Book pages.  So, I’ve updated this article and re-posted to address some of the important topics that this one question hits upon. Here’s how I interpret the question:  Is it possible to use “all natural” or “whole” nutrition while training for and competing in endurance events like Long Course Triathlon, Marathon, and Ultra-Running? Not only is it possible, […]

How You Do Anything...

You get what you train for… After completing my second marathon yesterday I really have to take my hat off to the real runners out there. The Breakfast Club friends and others who commit to training week after week without excuses. I can’t say I’m completely disappointed in my finish time, I did finish after all. But, I believe “How you do anything is how you do everything.” And mediocre […]

How is Vital Wellness Center Different?

What do you do at Vital Wellness Center? Vital Wellness Center provides treatment for musculoskeletal complaints such as low back pain, neck pain, headaches, shoulder pain, hip pain, knee pain, plantar fasciitis, IT Band pain among many other conditions. Our treatment is based upon a careful exam including x-rays (if necessary), and a complete biomechanical evaluation. Treatment consists of spinal and extremity (shoulders, knees, ankles, etc.) manipulation and adjustments, soft […]

World Championship Bound!

Mark Swart and Debra Daley are one amazing couple! For the second year in a row the two Treasure Coast triathletes are on their way to Las Vegas for the Ironman 70.3 World Championships. Vital Wellness Center, Stuart and Fort Pierce, Florida are very proud and honored to be a part of their training and preparation. With Functional Movement Systems and Active Release Techniques we are able to do our […]

Dr. Rukeyser, Stuart and Fort Pierce Chiropractor Featured on Morning News!

On Friday, August 9, 2013 Dr. Daniel Rukeyser of Vital Wellness Center.  Was featured on WPBF Morning News.  Dr. Rukeyser’s “in studio” interview covered basic strategies that residents of Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie Counties can use to naturally improve their immune system.  He covered some common, healthy foods that are proven to improve immunity against waterborne illnesses.  And, with the worsening conditions of the St. Lucie River these […]

Dirty Water: Boost Your Immunity with Whole Foods

  With recent developments and questionable management of the Okeechobee waterway and the Indian River Lagoon, many Florida residents are asking themselves “Just how safe are our rivers and beaches for swimming.”  For open water swimmers like triathletes, these concerns go way beyond the occasional bathers or tourists inconvenience.  Nothing illustrates this like the “change of venue” of last week’s Treasure Coast Challenge, a Sprint and Olympic distance triathlon originally […]

Why Triathletes Need the Group Ride

Do You (really) know What “Dropped” is? Why you need to ride with the roadies. If you are a triathlete (or just like to ride by yourself for fun or training), you may be thinking that getting out for a group ride with the roadies is a dangerous waste of your time.  I mean, why train in a group and learn to draft if you’ll never use it in a […]

Stuart Florida Ultra Runner Loves Vital Wellness Center

When Jay told me that he was feeling so much better after a few treatments at Vital Wellness Center at our offices in Stuart and Fort Pierce I was very happy.  But when he said he felt so good he was going to run an Ultramarathon (100 miles) just two weeks before attempting to qualify for The Boston Marathon, even I thought he was pushing it! “Just wanted to give a big […]

Knee Replacement Alternative

Can Active Release help patients avoid knee replacement? As many of my readers know, most of our patients come to us because of a referral from a friend or family.  So when I asked a patient who was trying to avoid knee replacement this week how she heard about us I wasn’t surprised to hear that someone had referred her.  I was surprised when she said it was Dr. Bruce […]

High Altitude Training

High altitude training for Florida residents. This weekend I had the opportunity to spend a few days in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Santa Fe is a beautiful and special place sitting at about 7,000 feet.  This means that maintaining a triathlon training schedule takes on some additional challenges with high altitude training for a Floridian! Some things to keep in mind with high altitude training or competing in higher elevations: […]