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5 Great Christmas Gifts for the Athlete in Your Life

December 12, 2017

The holidays are just around the corner, and you may be wondering what gifts to give your athlete this year. You know you want to get them something useful, but aren’t sure what they need to help them succeed in practice and on the field. Help your athlete work hard, enjoy a great recovery and […]READ MORE

Avoid Stress This Holiday Season: Three Tips

November 11, 2017

This time of year you can expect to see articles about healthy holiday eating and tips to stay off the couch during winter vacation. While we are proponents of wise food choices and provide assistance with exercise and sports performance anytime, we would like to talk about another important, holiday-related health issue. It’s not uncommon […]READ MORE

Medical Nutrition Therapy More Than Just a “Diet” for People with Diabetes

November 11, 2017

November is American Diabetes Month.  Recent statistics show that nearly half of all American adults have diabetes or pre-diabetes.  Sadly, however, many people are not given the educational tools (particularly related to nutrition) needed to manage the disease throughout a lifetime. Often, patients are instructed to eat a “diabetic diet” and handed a pre-printed diet […]READ MORE

Why Sleep Is Key To Better Sports Performance

November 11, 2017

Athletes who train hard every day need to sleep hard every night. Though researchers are still uncovering all the benefits of sleep, recent evidence suggests that improved sleep can improve athletic performance, too. Competitive athletes should aim to get between 8 and 10 hours of sleep every night. To ensure that you get quality, REM […]READ MORE

Hybrids: More Than Just Cars

October 10, 2017

Walking down the produce section of the grocery store, you’ve probably at some point come across some unusual options (Pluots, anyone?) Although hybrid fruits tend to conjure up the image of fruits produced in a science laboratory, these fruits are actually more natural than you may realize. Contrary to popular belief, hybrids are not produced […]READ MORE

The Best Post-Workout Snacks

October 10, 2017

After a hard workout, you’ve used up all your body’s fuel. Whether you’ve completed wind sprints or deadlifts, you need to give your body more energy to help you recover safely and effectively. To get that energy, the nutritionists at Bon Secours Sports Performance recommend you eat a healthy snack, packed with the nutrients your […]READ MORE

Back to School, Back to Sports: The Offseason Strength and Power Training Conundrum in Youth Sports

September 9, 2017

By: Matt Sharpless, Sports Performance Specialist Here we are, it’s already September. If you’re a parent, your children should have gone back to school by now. (Go ahead – it’s okay to cheer.) If you’re the parent of an athlete, however, the return to school also means another thing: the return to sports. Not only […]READ MORE

Preventing Spondylolysis in Young Athletes

August 8, 2017

Young athletes, especially gymnasts and football players, are at a higher risk of an injury called spondylolysis, a fractured vertebra in the back. It’s the most common cause of low back pain in young athletes. Young athletes are at a higher risk of this injury because they are often still growing. A growing spine may […]READ MORE

Top Stretches for Back Pain

August 8, 2017

Back pain is one of the most common ailments that American adults face, affecting millions of people every year. Most back pain can be treated without surgery or narcotic pain medicines. Stretches, rest, exercise, proper posture and over-the-counter pain relievers can help you achieve a stronger, less painful back. Physical therapists can help you improve […]READ MORE

How To Find the Best Shoe For Your Sport

August 8, 2017

Athletic shoes are not one size fits all. Selecting the right pair of athletic shoes can be similar to buying a car or a home; you’re going to spend a lot of time in them, so you want to be sure you choose something that is going to fit your lifestyle. Keep in mind these […]READ MORE