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10 commandments of injury prevention

Injury prevention strategies are big business in professional sports. This is due to the cost in terms of treatment and playing time lost when an injury occurs. But it's not just professional athletes who should be taking injury prevention seriously. Even for an amateur...

source: By Heidi Dawson
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The backstroke is easy to learn and helpful to triathletes for multiple reasons. It counteracts swimmer's "shoulder slouch" by engaging upper-back muscles and lengthening pectorals, it can provide an opportunity to calm breathing or clear goggles during an open-water swim...

source: Triathlete

There's no doubt that the time and energy spent training will go far in preparing you for race day. But repeats and long runs aren't the only tools that will give you an edge on the starting line. There are also a number of simple mental tricks and psychological tools that...

source: Triathlon

Youth sports are becoming increasingly competitive, and most parents believe children are suffering. According to a new national poll released by the espnW: Women + Sports Summit recently, two-thirds of parents think there is "too much...

source: Time

Sports and competition go together, hand in baseball glove. And the myriad benefits kids derive from playing sports is well documented — exercise, increased confidence, a shot at a future scholarship. But as youth sports have become increasingly "professionalized,"...

source: Yahoo

The benefits of running are well documented, and include improved cardiovascular fitness, maintaining appropriate weight and body composition, as well as improved mood and stress relief. However, runners are highly susceptible to musculoskeletal injury, and females, in particular,...


Young athletes should undergo heart screening before they play competitive sports, according to new guidelines released by the NATA. The goal of the guidelines for secondary schools is to prevent sudden cardiac arrest in athletes. Sudden...

source: HealthDay News via Doctors Lounge


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