Thursday, November 26, 2015

Sports Medicine & Fitness

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A lot of people think that track and field is a sport that is solely based on God-given speed, endurance, and strength when compared to more 'complex' sports. However, it is exactly the opposite.
Sports seem to saturate our lives. In fact, it’s hard to go through a day without reading, hearing or seeing something about sports. Studies show that there are over 45 million young athletes in the United States participating in a broad range of sports activities. Yet with this increased participation comes increased risk.
In the 80s and 90s, most sports were played in a particular season. Soccer and football were in the fall, basketball and wrestling were in the winter, and baseball/softball were played in the spring. But specializing in one sport could put your child at a higher risk for overuse injuries.
It turns out those responsible for torturing us with that phrase the majority of our childhood might have been on to something after all.
There's a simply way you can improve your ability to perform when it's crunch time -- and all you have to do is make a fist.
Regular physical activity helps improve your overall health and fitness, and reduces your risk for many chronic diseases.
Although Mother Nature took her time this year, it appears that springtime is finally upon us. As the grass turns greener and the weather gets warmer, youth spring sports are now in full swing. So as we embark on this youth season, it’s a good time for parents, coaches, and adults everywhere to remind ourselves the true meaning of youth sports.