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Staying Warm in the Cold Weather

Staying Warm in the Cold Weather

Spring is just around the corner and before long, children will be spending more and more time outdoors. But just because the sun is out doesn't mean it's actually warm – spring in Pittsburgh can be brutal!

Staying Safe in the Snow

Staying Safe in the Snow

More than 25 million Americans put on their winter coats, laced up their boots and strapped themselves into skis or snowboards in winter 2014-15, according to SnowSports Industries America.

Food Additives

Food Additives

Tips for reading food labels and keeping your kids on a healthy track

Buying Used Sports Equipment

Buying Used Sports Equipment

As all parents can attest, young children grow quickly. For young athletes, that often means outgrowing sports equipment so fast it can be hard for parents to keep up.

Managing conflict between your children

Managing conflict between your children

Sibling rivalry is an age-old issue. There has not been a great deal of research on how sibling rivalry relates to playing sports, but there are tips that can certainly relate to problems that arise because of athletics.

Ear Injuries and Hearing Loss in Sports

Ear Injuries and Hearing Loss in Sports

There are so many injuries that come to mind when we consider the risks of playing sports. While concussions have dominated the conversation lately, injuries to ankles, knees, wrists, elbows and shoulders have been a part of sports since people first engaged in physical competition.

Benefits of Running
Running is one of the most basic forms of physical activity. Whether it’s a jaunt down the street to a neighbor’s, running back and forth playing a game of tag, or jogging as a way to stay physically fit, most of us are well-acquainted with the idea of running.

BENEFITS
There are many great health benefits to running. Aerobic exercise has been proven to raise the heart rate, while lowering the risk of high blood pressure, high...

Overuse injuries too common in youth sports
When we hear the term “nagging injury,” we often tend to think of the kinds of aches and pains that are annoyances – minor joint pain, a stiff neck or back, or a knee that bothers us when the weather is cold.

In other words, something that is not as serious as a traumatic injury. While it may be true that traumatic injuries have more drastic consequences, nagging injuries are a significant concern,...

Knee Injuries: Meniscal Tears
Knee injuries are common in most sports, often occurring without any physical contact between participants.

Common knee injuries include fractures around the knee, dislocation, and sprains and tears of soft tissues, like ligaments or cartilage. Although young athletes are more susceptible to fractures,...

24 Hours Before Game Time
When choosing what to serve your child before an athletic event, it is not just what they eat and drink that is important, it is also when they eat. It takes time for food to digest and for fluid to absorb in order for the body to properly utilize its nutrients and hydration.

While eating right 24 hours before a game cannot make up for months of poor eating habits, uniquely balanced meals and snacks can help your child to perform his or her best. Athletic games can be...

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