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Keeping Kids Safe on the Field. Part 2

Moving young athletes into different sports each season can decrease repetitive activities. Encouraging young athletes to stretch regularly and improve flexibility is another way to reduce overuse injuries. Stretching exercises should be done prior to contests and practices as part…

Keeping Kids Safe on the Field. Part 1

From a parent’s perspective, nothing is more important than protecting a child from injury. Safety devices can be purchased for all aspects of our children’s lives, from car seats to childproof locks. However, safety in youth sports is often overlooked.…

So is Sun Style for Wimps?

Hardly. The routine has something for everybody, from advanced Tai Chi practitioners to people with limited mobility. The repetitious movements, such as Lazy Tying Coat (also known as “Tuck in the Robes”) and the ubiquitous “Open/Close,” require vigilance.

The Run

“How far did you go today?” Every day I come back from a run, my neighbor is outside asking the question. Most runners are used to this question, and don’t mind answering it. But what I often wonder is why…

Heart Disease in Adolescents

A recent study published by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) in its journal, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise (Vol. 33, No. 2, p.270), found obesity to be a stronger risk factor for coronary heart disease (CHD)…

Boost Your Functional and Stability Training Knowledge

Whether your facility already offers functional, stability or core training to your members, or you¹re looking to incorporate this kind of programming into your offerings, staying abreast of the latest information will help to keep your programming well-researched and up-to-date.

Brand New World

Is it better to be a new brand or an old brand on the Web? Seth Godin, president, Yoyodyne Most online shoppers don’t care if a store has a real-world counterpart, so the hassles that come from offline — sales…

Who Are the Antisocials?

Antisocial personality disorder, or ASP, has been found in people from all nations, racial and ethnic groups, and societies. Studies using standard criteria found relatively similar rates of ASP in New Zealand, Hong Kong and Korea. The United States National…

Six Ways to Fight Depression

Educate yourself about arthritis — The devil you don’t know is scarier than the devil you know. By educating yourself about both the challenges you face and the treatment options available, you can regain a sense of control over your…

The Factors that do affect fertility

There are 5 factors that affect a couples ability to get pregnant. Each of these factors must be explored in a thorough exam by a reproductive specialist to identify or rule out causes for infertility. Of these 5 factors, 4…