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Avoid Common Errors In Training for Your First Race

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.

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Water, Carbs and Race Day Eating: What Endurance Athletes Should Know

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.

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Top 4 Tips For Exercising In the Heat

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.

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How Getting Active Can Help Your Body Fight Off Illness

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.

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Beware of Early Sports Specialization for Young Athletes

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.

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Pair Your Child's Sports Physical With a Well-Child Visit

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.

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How to Ease the Foot Pain of Plantar Fasciitis

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.

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Platelet-Rich Plasma Makes It Possible To Help Yourself Heal

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.

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