Youth Sports Specialization…Don’t Do It

Youth sports participation continues to grow as younger ages are included and additional groups form. With this growth comes an increased risk for youth sports injuries, and the majority of these are related to overuse injuries. The growth of specialization contradicts the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine who strongly oppose adolescent specialization. A study¹ of more than 1000 patients between 7-18 years of age demonstrated a 60% specialization, typically by [...]

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Exercise Quick Tips And Facts

Weight loss is not a quick fix, it is a lifestyle change. A statement you may hear often, but remains true. Weight loss corresponds to physical activity, nutrition, social environment, expectations, and self perceptions. Performing the recommended 30 minutes of moderate exercise a day, such has a brisk walk, can lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of obtaining diabetes, cancer and many other health issues, as well as help maintain a healthy weight. Many of us spend most of our [...]

By | 2018-02-22T10:48:08+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Parent Category I|Comments Off on Exercise Quick Tips And Facts