Saturday April 19 2014
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Planning Those Pre-game Meals

Planning Those Pre-game Meals

What to eat before a game? When to eat before a game? For athletes, pre-game meals are an important part of their performance, so while it may be tempting to have a quick and easy meal before an activity, there are some things to keep in mind.

Managing the Game Plan After An Injury

Managing the Game Plan After An Injury

It's not something parents want to think about but, due to the increased number of child and adolescent athletes, sports-related injuries have become virtually inevitable.

Q&A: Special Care is Needed for Growing Bones

Q&A: Special Care is Needed for Growing Bones

In youth athletics, growing bones can place children at higher risk for injury. This is why it is so important that children train properly for their sport—and when injuries do occur, that they receive proper care from providers who specialize in pediatric sports injuries.

The misplaced notion about what toughness really is

The misplaced notion about what toughness really is

Just like so many other virtues in today’s society, the interpretation of “toughness” has become terribly misunderstood. We are inundated with stories about supposedly “tough” personalities. They are often loud, speaking aggressively and at times offensively.

ACL Risk Reduction

ACL Risk Reduction

Soccer players are constantly changing directions – attacking on offense, covering your man on defense or chasing down a loose ball. That kind of constant back and forth causes a lot of wear and tear on the knees, especially the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).

Emergency Plans: The Value of Being Prepared

Emergency Plans: The Value of Being Prepared

Be prepared. During an emergency, those two simple words could possibly mean the difference between life and death.

Get Involved in Youth Sports
It’s still two hours before your child’s Saturday morning game. You’re making breakfast while the kids sleep. Your plan is to make it to the game about 10 minutes before kick-off.

Meanwhile, at the field, the coach has already cut the grass. An assistant is putting down the lines. League officials are checking the weather forecast. The refreshment tent is going up. There’s...

A ‘Heads Up’ on Concussions
Concussions are no laughing matter. For some people, they can be the beginning of a lifetime of disability.

Being struck on the head can result in a number of devastating neurological symptoms. Muhammad Ali and Eric Lindros are just a few of the gifted athletes who have suffered the lifelong...

Back To School Shopping
It's back to school time. But before the kids go back to the classroom, the parents go back to the stores—and back inside their pocketbooks and wallets—to load up on what you'll need to get through the next school year. Here are some tips to save some cash during back-to-school shopping season.

LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE
Make a list of what you need before you hit the shopping aisles. Sounds obvious. But before you make that list, look around the house to figure out what...

16 Signs Your Athlete May Have an Eating Disorder
Self esteem. Fitness. Body image. All of these things can improve by participating in organized sports.

But athletic competition also can cause intense physical and mental stress. And when that stress is combined with society’s pressure to be thin, some athletes develop unhealthy views of eating,...