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Snowmobiling This Winter? What You Need to Know

January 17, 2012 – 4:51 pm Comments Off
Snowmobiling This Winter? What You Need to Know

The winter season is upon us. And with it comes the weather — more specifically, the snow (at least for most of us!). Besides the hot chocolate, one of the greatest things about winter is the opportunity …

Finding the Right Ski Equipment

December 27, 2011 – 11:21 am Comments Off
Finding the Right Ski Equipment

By now, you’ve learned about the ins and outs of skiing, but what about the items you’ll need to ski safely? Choosing the right equip­ment is key to creating a safe and enjoyable experience on …

How to Have Fun on the Slopes

December 27, 2011 – 11:17 am Comments Off
How to Have Fun on the Slopes

Few winter activities are as inviting as a day skiing with family or friends on snow-covered slopes. But to best ensure the greatest fun factor, a few simple tips should be followed.

Starting an Exercise Routine? What’s Normal … and When It’s Not Safe

September 29, 2011 – 9:19 am Comments Off
Starting an Exercise Routine? What’s Normal … and When It’s Not Safe

Swimsuit season may be over, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to give up on getting healthy and maintaining a stable weight. If you’re thinking about starting a new exercise program — or just starting up, period — …

Researchers: Toner Shoes Are Well-Marketed, Poorly Designed

September 8, 2011 – 10:25 am Comments Off
Researchers: Toner Shoes Are Well-Marketed, Poorly Designed

Called by one reviewer as the “World’s Smallest Gym,” toner shoes are now the fastest-growing segment in the footwear industry. Shoe companies claim the shoes’ design tone legs and boost the benefits of walking. 

Brain Injury: Recognizing a ‘Hidden Disability’

June 22, 2011 – 1:38 pm One Comment
Brain Injury: Recognizing a ‘Hidden Disability’

Each year, millions of people in the United States sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) from falls, motor vehicle traffic crashes, collisions with moving or stationary objects, and assaults. The Centers for Disease Control and …

Safe Slopes: Ski & Snowboard Responsibly

February 3, 2011 – 1:43 pm One Comment
Safe Slopes: Ski & Snowboard Responsibly

There are 10.6 million skiers and snowboarders in the United States. During the 2009-2010 ski season, they made 59.7 million skier/snowboard visits to American ski areas and resorts. According to the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA), the ski resort lobbying and trade group, this season marked the second best for the industry.

Football Season Is Here – Be Prepared

September 23, 2010 – 1:17 am Comments Off
Football Season Is Here – Be Prepared

In the fall in the South, football is THE sport. Parents all over the Southeast envision little Johnny playing at their favorite SEC school. My home abuts a city park, and it is filled with kids blocking and tackling. I sometimes watch practice through our kitchen window when I get home from work. Though fun to watch, they look so small … and so vulnerable. And they are.

Soccer Goal Safety

September 22, 2010 – 1:53 pm Comments Off

With the World Cup ending this summer, soccer is on many kids’ and adults’ minds as we move into the fall months. As soccer has gained considerable interest in the United States in the past several years, there are necessary precautions adults should take to make sure their children are safe. Most parents are familiar with common soccer gear such as shin guards to protect from unwanted kicks to the shins, but many parents are not aware of another potential risk on the field, the soccer goal.

Teen Athletes, Overuse Injuries and the Risks of Specialization

September 21, 2010 – 5:15 pm Comments Off

When I was in high school–and it wasn’t that long ago–I remember an article running in a local paper about the vanishing three-sport superstar. The article profiled an upperclassman at my school who was one of the few kids who excelled at three sports: football, basketball and baseball. Johnny D. set school records in these three sports, was all-league in these three sports and had a blast playing these three sports.