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Cheerleading Injury Prevention

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March is National Cheerleading Injury Awareness Month!  Not only is cheerleading becoming more popular among all age levels, it has also become a major cause of sport injuries in the female population due to the inclusion of stunts and gymnastics in the routines. The most common sites for injuries include the wrists, the shoulders, the…

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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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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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