Posts in Health & Fitness

05Jun

High-intensity interval training may boost your fitness at a cost — perhaps increasing your risk for injuries. This popular type of training combines aerobics, weight lifting and calisthenics at maximum effort, followed by recovery periods. “These workouts are marketed as ‘one size fits all.’ However, many athletes, especially amateurs, do not have the flexibility, mobility, […]

01May

Wrong fuel = poor performance Many young athletes either don’t eat breakfast or eat the wrong thing for breakfast. They may even skip lunch. Don’t forget “breakfast” literally remains “to break a fast “. This means after sleeping all night the body is craving appropriate nutrition. Not eating or eating too many simple sugars and […]

06Mar

Recovering from a concussion can mean being sidelined during sports. It can also affect a student’s school performance because it’s a type of brain injury. All injured body parts take time to heal, even brains. After a concussion, your child needs physical and mental rest. Doing schoolwork and being in a classroom can make the […]

06Feb

Spring can be a peak time for injuries as people rush back into warm weather sports without being properly prepared, an expert says. “Many weekend warriors either may not be exercising during the week, or if they are, they’re not exercising in ways that help prevent injury before going full force into a weekend of […]

08Jan

With sports camps and more structured activities, kids today are increasingly likely to play their chosen sport year-round. But more time on the field brings a greater risk of experiencing sports-related injuries, including ACL and meniscus injuries in the knee, or injuries to the labrum or UCL in the shoulder and elbow. Here are 10 […]

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