Health Tips

How to Hone Hand-Eye Coordination

Hand-eye coordination is a huge factor in many sports and can be a useful tool in any athlete’s arsenal. Several activities and exercises can help hone hand-eye coordination, such as playing catch, learning to juggle, and exercising the eyes. When someone hears “playing catch,” they generally think of two people throwing a ball back and […]

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Good VS Bad Muscle Soreness

Pain is not always a gain, and it can show up in many forms when you exercise. The most common type of good pain is the burning muscle pain that is experienced when you engage your muscles more than they are used to, such as when you run for a longer distance or lift a […]

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Sleep Is Good for Your Health

Loss of sleep is a common problem for many people. Sleep deprivation occurs when an individual gets less sleep than the needed amount to feel awake and alert. Lack of sleep can lead to excessive daytime sleepiness, emotional difficulties, poor job performance, obesity, and even a lowered perception of quality of life. Whether it be […]

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Stay in the Swing of Things, Avoid Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis, is a painful condition that occurs when tendons in the elbow are overloaded or overused, usually by repetitive motions of the wrist and arm. The extensor carpi radialis brevis muscle helps stabilize the wrist when the elbow is straight; overuse of this muscle weakens it, and microscopic tears […]

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Golfing Shouldn’t Be a Pain in the Back

What Causes the Pain The leading causes of back pain in golfers are poor swing mechanics, posture, and position. Swinging a golf club using poor mechanics does not allow your hips, upper back, and arms to follow through smoothly. This can put stress on the lumbar spine, leading to lower back pain. The most common […]

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How Exercise Can Affect Depression

Research on depression and exercise shows that the psychological and physical benefits of exercise can also help improve mood. The links between depression and exercise are not exactly clear, but physical activity can definitively ease symptoms of depression and make you feel better. Exercise also acts as a preventative and will stop depression from coming […]

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Watch Where You’re Running

Running is often touted as the one form of exercise you can do anywhere. It’s a great way to improve cardiovascular health, strengthen leg muscles, improve quality of sleep, and reduce stress. However, what goes up must come down, and the mechanics of running can involve an impactful landing. You must propel yourself off the […]

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Staying Safe in the Water

With warmer weather comes the desire to go swimming, whether it be in pools, lakes, ponds, or rivers. We’re all for having some fun in the water, but accidents do happen. The World Health Organization estimates that there are 360,000 drowning deaths per year worldwide. The highest drowning rates are among children ages 1-4, followed […]

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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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