It’s your physical and your doctor is coming at you with a cold stethoscope, ready to listen to your heart. But what does your heart have to say? Potentially, a lot. Comprised of four chambers and four valves, one of the heart’s most important jobs is to keep blood flowing in one direction. The valves … Read More
Contributor: Kylene Guerra, MS, RD, CSSD, LD Athletes searching for a performance edge often attempt to lose weight with the hope that their newfound body composition will improve their strength and speed. Unfortunately, many athletes try to achieve this goal in ways that may jeopardize performance and immune function. Consider the suggestions below for safe … Read More
Aging affects multiple organ systems, from the heart and lungs to your bones and metabolism. Of all the changes, musculoskeletal issues have the most impact on the aging senior’s sport. These changes include: An overall decrease in muscle and bone mass Stiffening of muscles Weakening of tendons and cartilage The good news is that staying … Read More
Our expert explains the best way to transition from being an athlete to being an active adult.
Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support our mission. We do not endorse non-Cleveland Clinic products or services. Policy
Contributor: Katherine Patton, MEd, RD, CSSD, LD Last year’s news of pink slime in ground beef has caused many to think twice about eating meat again. But what about athletes? Is it safe for athletes to follow a meat-free diet? The answer is yes. The American College of Sports Medicine and the Academy of Nutrition … Read More