The start-low-and-go-slow approach goes for cardiovascular exercise and weight training, and every type of exercise in between.
One of the primary benefits of nutrient-rich foods is that they can reduce inflammation in the body. Exercise can cause acute or short-term inflammation, which is normal.
In recent years it’s become clear that the manner in which we do warm-up stretching can directly benefit or hinder performance.
Parents, medical staff and coaches need to work together to ensure the optimal health of your young athlete.
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Lunch is a vital meal for athletic children because it’s often the last meal they have before an after-school practice and will affect their energy and performance.
If you are a young athlete and have chest pain, see a doctor right away. Only about 5 percent of chest pain in this group is caused by a heart issue — but those are the cases no one wants to miss.
Dynamic stretching has gained in popularity as a type of stretching based on movement and a great way to warm up before exercise or sports.
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