Sports Beat: Is Your Heart Murmur Serious?

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

6 Do’s and Don’ts for Athletes Losing Weight

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

Stay Healthy as a Senior Athlete

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

Shifting From Athlete to Active Adult

If you’re a former high school or college athlete no longer feeling the intensity of competition, you have to learn new ways to exercise and stay fit. Experts say the biggest hurdle is often a mental one. You have to reassess your workouts with new goals in mind – from sports performance to your overall … Read More

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New Sports Concussion Guidelines Released

As worry grows over the permanent effects of concussions athletes incur while playing team sports, a new set of sports concussion guidelines has been released. The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has released a new set of guidelines to evaluate players suspected of having a concussion. Player should be pulled immediately The guidelines recommend immediately … Read More