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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