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A Guy's Guide to Sports Nutrition Essentials

Nutrition plays a large role in athletic performance. Learn how to make the most of your meals.

Athletic Shoes

The running shoes you wear can affect your running form and your chances of sustaining a foot or ankle injury. Learn which type and style of shoe is right for you.

Burner/Stinger

Burners and stingers, common injuries in contact and collision sports, produce a stinging or burning pain that spreads from an athlete’s shoulder to his or her hand. Most of these injuries are temporary and symptoms fade quickly. Learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatments of burners and stingers.

Category: Sport Specific, Athlete

Female Athlete Triad

Sports and exercise are part of a balanced, healthy lifestyle. But for some female athletes, maintaining this balance can have serious consequences. Learn how you can avoid falling into the female athlete triad.

Female Athlete Triad: Problems Caused by Extreme Exercise and Dieting

Female athletes that focus too much on being thin may eat too little or exercise too much, resulting in long-term damages to their health. Click on the link below to learn more about the three conditions that create the female athlete triad and problems the triad can cause.

Fitness for Kids

Regular physical activity produces several physical, psychological, and social benefits for children. Click here for tips on helping your child stay active.

Category: Young Athlete

Growth Plate Fractures

Growth plates are areas of cartilage located near the ends of bones. Click here to learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatments of growth plate fractures.

Heat Illness

Heat illness is the accumulation of body heat that results when the body’s ability to cool itself is overwhelmed. Know the risk factors and prevent heat illness.

High School Sports Injuries

Uneven growth patterns in young athletes make them more susceptible to muscle, tendon, and growth plate injuries. Learn the different types of injuries that occur in high school athletes and how you can prevent them this season.

Juvenile Arthritis

Juvenile arthritis is the most common type of arthritis in children, and it affects nearly 250,000 children under 16 years old. Learn about the three main types of this autoimmune disease and ways it can be treated.

Category: Young Athlete

Physical Activity for Children

Regular physical activity produces several physical, psychological, and social benefits for children. Click here for tips on helping your child stay active.

Category: Young Athlete

Sports Concussion

The sports concussion has become a significant problem, affecting about 200,000 people in the United States every year. Recognizing the signs of concussions and receiving proper treatment is critical, especially in younger athletes. Read more about the signs and symptoms here.

Sports Hernia (Athletic Pubalgia)

Sports activities that involve a sudden change of direction and intense twisting movements can cause a tear in the soft tissue of the lower abdomen or groin called a sports hernia. Without treatment, this injury can result in chronic pain that prevents the athlete from recovering and returning to sports activities.

Sports Nutrition Essentials for the Female Athlete

Nutrition plays a large role in athletic performance. Learn the essentials of sports nutrition for female athletes to keep you in top shape throughout the season.

Throwing Injuries in the Elbow in Children

For young athletes, throwing injuries in the elbow that are left untreated can lead to complicated conditions. Read about the warning signs and treatment options for throwing injuries of the elbow.

Women's Heart Health and a Physically Active Lifestyle

Maintaining an active lifestyle can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. Learn how regular physical activity boosts heart health.

Category: Family, Female Athletes
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