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Centura Health's Andrew Ritz Talks Health in Junior Golfers

2023 marks the third year Centura Health partners with the AJGA to aid in mission to DEVELOPING GOLF’S NEXT GENERATION®
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Monument, CO - Centura Health is committed to providing health and wellness at every age and stage of life. Its partnership with the AJGA provides an opportunity to support youth that engage in active lifestyles.

Vice President of Operations, Andrew Ritz, has been with Centura Health for six years. The corporation and the AJGA know the value of exercise and healthy habits in adolescents.

"It is important for young adults to establish these types of habits for the long-term benefit of their health. Regular exercise and activity supports longevity and overall well-being."
Andrew Ritz, Vice President of Operations Centura Health

Ritz says Centura Health is seeing an increased interest in health from youth, which leads to healthier lives throughout adulthood.

Competitive sports, especially golf, can present stress, and it is imperative to find strategies that benefit the mind. Ritz says an easy and effective method is to stop, take a deep breath, and quiet the mind for just a minute.

"Beneficial exercise doesn't need to be grueling or intense," says Ritz.

Listening to the body is also crucial for success. When rest is needed- don't deny it, but also don't be afraid to challenge yourself. It is always about balance, Ritz says.

"It's equally important for our players to remember that simply participating here today is an achievement in itself," he says, "being able to relax, enjoy, and take it all in is essential to having the best experience."

Centura Health is more than excited to support all of AJGA players and they are honored to help its continuation close to home, in Colorado Springs.