September 9, 2017
Hosted by Detrick Wright
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According to the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI), nearly 1 out of every 5 American adults suffers from a variety of mental illness: anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia. Many athletes are impacted by the mounted pressures to compete at a high level consistently. But when they come up short and feel a level of failure and disappointment, what can they do to minimize the risk of anxiety or depression? We need to be aware, gain clarity and have preventative means to counter the unspoken illness that goes on daily in our society, MENTAL HEALTH. Please tune-in to RIGHT CHOICES, this Saturday from 11am to 12pm PST, as we discuss principles many professional athletes are doing to combat mental illness.
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Right Choices, the radio show, is geared towards people that want to connect with all aspects of health and fitness, through exercises, sports, hobbies, and lifestyles. Our population has seen a lifestyle change that has led this nation to being number one in obesity with a 30.6 percent rate compared to other industrialized nations. The issues discussed on Right Choices, will cover effective means to physical lifestyle changes that will not consume a great amount of your time, money, or travel.
The effectiveness of the show is premised on the hopes that access to having a healthier, more fit lifestyle is more than doable, it's literally at the tip of your fingers! It only takes small incremental changes that lead to a broad change in motivation, adherence, and minimal risks to injuries. We support you on your wellness journey.
For nearly two decades I have been involved in sports and fitness coaching, training men, women and children. It is my passion, and desire to live a well-balanced life gained through my personal experiences, as well as the educational steps I took to further my knowledge. The tools I have gained have allowed me the success I have achieved as a personal trainer, and a youth coach. Now, I seek to expand upon that knowledge and give back to society on a broader scale. Understanding the connections from engagement in a physical lifestyle drives the desire to continue participation regardless of how old we are.
I hold a Master of Arts in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sports Management as well as a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a minor in Biology. My background and certifications include Functional Movement Screen (FMS), International Youth Coach Association (IYCA), experience as a USAA Weight lifting Club Coach, a personal trainer with the American Council on Exercise, an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and a United States Air Force Veteran.