Health Tips

Preventing Injuries for Jumping Athletes

For field events that involve jumping such as pole vault, long jump, high jump, and triple jump, injuries to the lower extremities can result from overtraining or from planting the feet incorrectly at take off or when landing. Here are the most common injuries jumping athletes face and tips to prevent them.   Most Common […]

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Common Injuries for Throwing Athletes

Much of the talk surrounding injuries at track and field meets revolves around the runners and hurdlers. However, field events also have their own sets of injuries to watch out for. Field events are typically classified as throwing (shot put, discus, javelin, hammer throw) or jumping (pole vault, long jump, high jump, triple jump). Here […]

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Skin Cancer Prevention

Every year, more people are diagnosed with skin cancer than any other cancer in the United States, and don’t think that you’re immune to the sun’s rays just because it’s cold or overcast outside. Skin cancer is so common that one in five people will develop skin cancer by age 70. The two most common […]

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Creating a Cost Effective Home Gym

Commuting to a local gym every day can be time consuming and add unnecessary clutter to your schedule. In addition to that, you have to pay a monthly fee just to work out in a space where you might not even feel comfortable. You might be thinking, “What’s the solution?” Well, try a home gym. […]

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Strength Training to Prevent Shin Splints

Medial tibial stress syndrome, more commonly known as shin splints, is a common annoyance for beginning and even the most experienced runners. The tibia absorbs a lot of impact when running, which is why it is particularly prone to injuries. Each time your foot hits the ground, the force travels up your tibia, putting stress […]

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Skin Infection Prevention Strategies for Wrestlers

Serious skin infections such as Methicillin-Resistant Staph Aureus affect more and more high school athletes, especially wrestlers, each year. They are particularly more susceptible to infections because of the constant skin-on-skin contact. Every tackle and throw puts the athlete at risk. Other common infections in wrestling include Ringworm and Herpes Gladiatorum. Early diagnoses and prevention […]

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Stretches to Increase a Swimmer’s Flexibility

Increasing flexibility is an important component of a swimmer’s training regime. A wide range of motion is needed for swimmers to achieve optimal power and speed. Flexibility is often overlooked in swimming, but it is an important step to prevent injuries. Focusing on areas such as the shoulders and hips keeps you in the water […]

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How to Prevent Achilles Tendinitis

Achilles tendinitis is one of the most common overuse injuries in athletes. The Achilles tendon consists of a band of tissue that connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. This tissue is used to walk, run, jump, or push up on your toes. Tendinitis often occurs in the lower limbs, and athletes such as […]

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Common Basketball Injuries and Prevention

      With any sport, we run the risk of injury when playing, and basketball is no exception. Basketball is a fast-paced game that utilizes most, if not all, muscle groups, especially in the lower extremities. While our bones are strong, sometimes overuse to these areas can lead to injuries. Common injuries associated with […]

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Desk-ercize to Relieve Pain and Stress

When people think of a work-related injury, they imagine it happens in a factory setting or on a construction site, but in reality, injuries can happen in all types of industries. While certain jobs can be more tasking on the body, simple things such as sitting in an office chair for 40 hours a week […]

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