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Breaking Health News on Sprains and Strains

Debra Murray

Sprains and strains are two very common injuries. Their names might sound the same but there are some significant differences between these two conditions.   Sprains Ligaments are the connective tissues in a joint that attach bones to other bones. A sprain occurs when a ligament is stressed beyond its capacity and begins to tear or separate from the bone to which it is connected. Many sprains are minor, where only a portion of the fibers of a ligament tear.   A more severe sprain can result in the ligament being torn in two or completely separated from the bone....

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Five Things All Athletes Should Do To Avoid Injury

Debra Murray

Playing sports or competing in a swimming or running race is a great way to burn calories and stay active. However, many kinds of high-impact activities like this cause a significant amount of strain on the body that can lead to serious injuries to the joints and muscles. The good news is that many sports related injuries can be avoided if a person uses the following five tips for preventing them:   Wear Safety Equipment Head gear, knee pads, and elbow pads all help to reduce the amount of trauma that the body endures from falls and high-impact tackles and...

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HealthStyle: Athlete – How YOU can live an Athletic Life

Katie Hightower

Did you know that you don’t have to live your life one buzzer beater at a time to live an athletic lifestyle? Being an athlete is simply the act of choosing to live an active, healthy life.   Characteristics of an athlete: Proper Nutrition Dedication to Practice Achieving Enough Rest Nurturing the Body   If you fulfill these characteristics, then you are already embracing the HealthStyle of an athlete!   Nutrition For athletes of any age, one of the most important focus factors is maintaining balanced and healthy nutrition. If you are involved in an endurance activity like cross-country skiing...

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Five Tips to Prevent Injury Before a Big Game

Debra Murray

  Five Tips to Prevent Injury Before a Big Game  High school athletes have a higher risk of injury than professional sports players do. Part of the reason for this is the overwhelming pressure to perform well enough for a college recruiter to be impressed. Sometimes, kids push themselves to do more than they are physically able to do to make their parents and teammates happy as well. A trophy isn't going to mean much if someone is injured during a big game, though. It will set them back in training time and possibly cause long-term health problems and pain....

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