March 17, 2017 by Contributor in Exercise and Fitness

Many College Football Players Lack Vitamin D: Study

Latest Exercise & Fitness News THURSDAY, March 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Low vitamin D levels are common among college football players and may put them at increased risk for injuries, a new study suggests. “Vitamin D has been shown to play a role in muscle function and strength,” said

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March 17, 2017 by Contributor in Exercise and Fitness

Injury Risk May Rise When Kids Play Just One Sport

Latest Exercise & Fitness News FRIDAY, March 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Focusing too much on playing one favorite sport probably isn’t a good idea for kids under 12, researchers report. That’s because specializing in a single sport seems to increase a child’s risk of injury, researchers say. “Young athletes

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March 15, 2017 by Contributor in Exercise and Fitness

Which High School Sport Has the Most Concussions?

Latest Exercise & Fitness News WEDNESDAY, March 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Female soccer players suffer the highest rate of concussions among all high school athletes in the United States, a new study finds. “While American football has been both scientifically and colloquially associated with the highest concussion rates, our

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March 14, 2017 by Contributor in Exercise and Fitness

Symptoms and Signs of Sprains and Strains

Facts about sprains and strains The body is meant to move. Muscles allow that movement to happen by contracting and making joints flex, extend and rotate. Muscles attach on each side of the joint to bone by thick bands of fibrous tissue called tendons. When a muscle contracts, it shortens

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March 10, 2017 by Contributor in Exercise and Fitness

Home Remedies, Treatment, and Prevention of Sprains and Strains

What home remedies are effective for sprains and strains? Initial treatment for sprains and strains should occur as soon as possible. Remember RICE! Rest the injured part. Pain is the body’s signal to not move an injury. Ice the injury. This will limit the swelling and help with the spasm.

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March 09, 2017 by Contributor in Exercise and Fitness

Fitbits, Other Trackers May Be Unfit to Measure Heart Rate

Latest Exercise & Fitness News WEDNESDAY, March 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Fitbits and other wrist-worn fitness devices promise to keep track of your heart rate, but new research suggests they are less accurate than thought during certain exercises. “If you need to know your heart rate with accuracy when

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