October 7, 2014

Second Impact Syndrome

Second Impact Syndrome Second Impact Syndrome is a serious condition that affects people everywhere, especially young athletes. SIS has a high mortality rate and can otherwise cause severe mental disabilities. Therefore, it is important to raise awareness about the dangers of the condition and what steps should be taken to prevent it. SIS occurs when an athlete suffers a concussion and returns to sport too early. Since the brain is more vulnerable after an initial injury, even a minor impact can cause irreversible damage. Even if the athlete does not lose consciousness, they may appear stunned and can collapse within […]
September 30, 2014

The Practice of Yoga is More Beneficial to Your Life Than You Think

The Practice of Yoga is More Beneficial to Your Life Than You Think Yoga has been the movement for creating more flexibility and muscle strain release in the past and will continue to do so in the future. The health benefits however, are under-rated. There are other factors to consider when practicing yoga that does not only improve that split you are trying to get or pain relief you are searching for. There is so much more to it. Digestion improvement is one of them. Aside from eating high-fiber and probiotic-rich foods, yoga can also have a positive effect on […]
September 23, 2014

Help Your Kids Eat Healthy This School Year

Help Your Kids Eat Healthy This School Year This school year, it is important to prepare your child to make healthy eating choices. Unhealthy food and snacks can lead to childhood obesity, which in turn can cause some serious health problems. By giving them a full breakfast, packing quality lunches or snacks, and teaching them how to make the best eating decisions, you can give them the opportunity to grow into confident, healthy adults.   Research has shown that a balanced breakfast can be essential in not only maintaining a child’s weight but also when it comes to improving behavior […]
September 16, 2014

Muscle Cramps: What they are and how to prevent them

Muscle Cramps: What they are and how to prevent them Muscle cramps are extremely common. Almost everyone experiences muscle cramps at some point in their life. Muscles are capable of contracting and relaxing and designed to produce both voluntary and involuntary movements. A muscle cramp is a sudden, involuntary contraction of the muscle that does not relax. Cramps can happen in any type of muscle, but we’ll talk about skeletal muscles, which are muscles that are very elastic and ones we can voluntarily control. There are a variety of causes associated with these spasms. Common causes of muscle cramps include […]
September 9, 2014

The Risks of Wearing Heavy Backpacks

The Risks of Wearing Heavy Backpacks Now that the school season is upon us again, it is crucial for parents to realize the risks of their children carrying heavy backpacks. With the amount of binders, textbooks and school supplies that are loaded into a student’s backpack, it’s likely that the weight is putting them at danger of developing health issues. In addition, wearing a backpack improperly can increase this risk, even if the weight load is within recommended parameters. Thus, it is important to know what can be done to help solve these problems. If you are wondering whether the […]
September 3, 2014

How to Avoid Cramps in Football Season

How to Avoid Cramps in Football Season Muscle cramps are a frequent and serious issue for athletes who return to the football field during the sweltering month of August. In order to avoid injuries and ensure a safe season, there are certain nutritional precautions that should be observed while practicing in the summer heat. Nutrition is just as valuable to an athlete’s health as aerobic exercise or strength training. In addition, it is an essential factor in avoiding muscle cramps. One of the most important nutritional areas to observe is fluid intake, especially during periods of extreme heat. In order […]
August 28, 2014
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Football and the Prevention of Concussions.

Football and the Prevention of Concussions. As much as we hate to say it, summer will be coming to an end and Fall will be approaching soon. But that’s alright because it means leaves, cool weather, sweaters and most importantly, football, are underway. Something we look forward to all year. Watching the sport is one thing, but when you have a child involved in the activity you want to be sure they are going to play and stay safe.   Concussions are an extremely common injury in football and those who are “rookies” may be more prone to them. A […]
August 19, 2014
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The Importance of Posture

The Importance of Posture Our posture is something that we rarely think about. Everyone knows that we’re supposed to have good posture but that thinking often gets lost in practice. In everyday life, it’s easier to not think about your posture and go on with life hunched over. But did you know that having poor posture can negatively impact your health? Here is why posture is so important and some tips to help you stand a little taller. A set of muscles in your back called the postural muscles are always working to keep your body up. If you have […]
August 15, 2014

How to Design a Workout Based on Your Needs

How to Design a Workout Based on Your Needs   Whenever people want to “get in shape” they typically join a gym and start working out. However, there are many different ways which we can workout. In order to get the most from our training we must make sure that we tailor our routine to meet our individual needs. Someone who wishes to gain a lot of muscle mass may have a very different workout program than someone who wants to increase endurance.   For people who want to build muscle mass, the use of free weights is crucial. People […]