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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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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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Warning: Travel Can Increase Pain

Debra Murray

Today, traveling is an essential part of life whether it is for work or pleasure. While modern conveniences, such as cushioned and adjustable seats, have increased the comfort of traveling, there is still a potential risk for experiencing increased pain. According to the American Chiropractic Association, the risk of pain increases any time a person’s body is subjected to the pressures and forces that occur during prolonged sitting. To compound the problem, traveling also requires a person to carry heavy luggage and stand for long amounts of time. For those with an upcoming trip on their itinerary, here are the...

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