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The Importance of Variety In Youth Sports

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There are many positive reasons for our kids to participate in sports, including improved self-esteem, learning self-discipline, respect for fair play, and understanding the value of hard work. In today’s society, however, many youth end up specializing quite early in one sport, putting them at risk for injuries and burnout. USA Today recently cited the…

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Backpack Safety

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It’s that time of year again, when we send our little angels off to a new school year. Lots of excitement, new clothes, shoes, and yes, backpacks. It seems that every season there are more choices out there, so before you buy and load those packs up, here are some important tips to keep our…

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Hydration and Exercise

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One area that can make exercise more enjoyable and safe is proper hydration. Hydration is the consumption of liquids pre, during and post-exercise to replace water lost during exercise. Without proper hydration an exerciser will become thirsty, have impeded muscle function, and have poor thermoregulation. Dehydration can also result in loss of important electrolytes, sodium,…

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Gardening Tips to Prevent Injury

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It’s spring time!    That means it’s time to get to work outside in the yard and garden.   Are you ready?   Do you worry about the aches and pain you will feel “the day after”?    The following tips will help you prevent injury and hopefully make your gardening and lawn care experience much more enjoyable.  Also, check out…

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Common Foot Injuries

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We need our feet for a variety of different activities and use them almost constantly throughout a day, but unless they hurt, few people stop to think about them or how they work. I am frequently told that feet are gross, but I find them fascinating for the many activities that would be so much…

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