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Unfortunately, as runners begin to train for their first running competitions, many become injured. Here are some of the most common running injuries and tips on how to avoid them.
Endurance athletes experience significant sweat and energy losses that need to be replaced for proper performance. Here is advice from UH Sports Medicine on how to prepare for an endurance event.
Everyone who has exercised in hot, humid conditions knows it feels harder to perform. Besides affecting performance, exercising in the heat increases the risk of serious illnesses such as heat illness, heat exhaustion, or heat stroke.
Obesity and other chronic health issues are major risk factors for severe disease or death from COVID-19. This finding underscores a larger truth about how health and fitness play an important role in your ability to fight off viruses and illness.
The reality is youth sports specialization doesn’t necessarily enhance performance or lead to athletic scholarships. It does, however, lead to risk of overuse injuries, psychological stress and burnout.
The American Academy of Pediatrics advises combining your child’s sports physical with a routine well-child visit. This is more convenient than scheduling two appointments and has other advantages as well.
Plantar fasciitis can cause pain in the bottom of your foot that can limit your ability to walk, stand and do other activities that are weight-bearing. What to do about this common foot condition.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP), derived from a patient’s own blood, has been used for years to treat musculoskeletal injuries. The uses and research of PRP are growing in orthopedics, sports medicine and numerous other clinical areas.