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Boxer Time Hague died two days after losing a match earlier this year.
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Being a champion and enjoying many of the benefits of success as an athlete can be great. What they don't tell you is that the same body you put through so much now will be the same one you have to stick with as you grow old.
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Being under-recovered is just as bad as being under-trained; being under-recovered leads to exhaustion, lethargy, muscle aches, trigger points, and stiffness, and left long enough it will lead to injury. Recovery allows the body to become stronger, leaner, and generally healthier; it puts that extra little energetic pep in one's step. It is not something "extra" you do when time allows.
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Excessive cardio could be inflicting unseen and unfelt damage. All body systems are important, but a weak cardiovascular system will not transport blood, oxygen, and nutrients, affecting every other system in a profound way. In short, yes, you need to exercise to improve your cardio health.
Fortunately, there are several ways that you can help prevent head injuries from occurring to yourself. If you are a soccer player, simply doing neck exercises and practicing the safest way to do headers will help significantly.
It's one of the smallest ligaments in our knees, but the Anterior Cruciate Ligament or ACL is also one of the most important when it comes to keeping your leg stable. In the video above by KnowmoreTV...
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As kids head back to school, hoping to make this year's sports teams, University of Toronto public health professor and family doctor Ross Upshur is calling for stronger action to prevent sports-related concussion in children and youth.
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A 15-year-old Ontario girl died Wednesday after an unsecured soccer net toppled over, trapping her underneath. The girl, whose identity has not been released by police, was playing at a Bradford, Ont...
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During the Olympics, you heard stories of athletes who sustained serious injuries and are back at their sport. But what about when the injuries hit close to home affecting your kids, your friends or yourself? The future is unknown when it comes to injuries and can be filled with chronic pain, disability and rehabilitation. So how can we prevent sport-related injuries?
Routine check-ups might serve you well, depending on the results of the prehabilitation screen. And, if you intend to undertake a new athletic or physical work endeavour, a prehabilitation screen could work in your favour to prevent an unforeseen injury. Pre-employment screening is becoming more common with large employers who worry about workers' compensation losses.
I don't want to see eight-year-olds with shin splints and 10-year-olds with rotator cuff injuries, which can result from intensive training, but most of all, I want kids to have childhoods filled with physical play of all kinds, play that builds and develops the body in multiple ways so that it stays strong and healthy.