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Feeding Your Student Athlete During Thanksgiving Break

November 11, 2018

When your athlete comes home for school breaks, it may seem like they eat you out of house and home. Young athletes have fast metabolism and need food to fuel their performance, especially if they continue to work out over school breaks. A healthy diet not only keeps their energy up, it can help them […]READ MORE

Prepare Now for Success in Winter Sports

October 10, 2018

Whether you play basketball or hockey, or wrestle or swim, you can prepare now for a great season. To become an elite athlete, you can’t be focused on your sport only during the season; you need to work on improving your strength and speed in the off-season, too. If your sport is in the offseason, […]READ MORE

Injury Prevention for Female Athletes

September 9, 2018

From the tennis world to the Boston Marathon, female athletes are dominating the competition. Unfortunately, they are also leading in another area of sports performance: injuries. Female athletes are two to six more times as likely as their male counterparts to experience an injury. These injuries are more common for a variety of reasons, including: […]READ MORE

How to Avoid Three Common Football Injuries This Season

August 8, 2018

Football is a rough and tough game, leaving players susceptible to injuries. Make sure you and/or your student athletes stay in the game this season by avoiding these three common injuries. Concussions Concussions are one of the most common and most talked about football injuries. Over time, multiple concussions can cause lasting damage to the […]READ MORE

How to Prevent Overhydration During Exercise

July 7, 2018

It’s easy to drink bottle after bottle of water in the summer heat, especially if you are exercising. Drinking water is a great way to fight dehydration, which can put you at risk for seizures and a life-threatening heat stroke. But drinking too much water can be dangerous, too. Overhydration, while rare, can occur if […]READ MORE

Protect Your Skin During Summer Exercise

June 6, 2018

Summer is a great time to get outside and exercise. Whether you go out for a jog or a swim, a game of basketball or a round of golf, you need to protect your skin from sunlight. UV rays in the summer sun can do serious damage to your skin. What starts as a tan […]READ MORE

5 Tips for Safe Bicycling in Urban Areas

May 5, 2018

Many people who live in the Richmond area are fortunate to live within safe biking distance to work, school and stores. Unfortunately, many families don’t take advantage of these opportunities to get exercise due to safety concerns. May 9 is National Walk or Bike to School Day. The goal of this day is not only to […]READ MORE

How Performance Training Benefits Firefighters and Police Officers

March 3, 2018

Whether you are a police officer, firefighter or member of the military, your job can require a lot from you physically. Just like an athlete, you can benefit from performance training that focuses on improving your strength, cardiovascular health, and flexibility. Improved Job Performance No matter how long you’ve been on the job, improved physical […]READ MORE

National Nutrition Month – “Go Further with Food”

March 3, 2018

By Abby Forman MS RD As we “March” into National Nutrition Month 2018, take a moment to think about what you leave behind each day.  National Nutrition Month is an education and information campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), aimed at inspiring the country to improve their health one bite at […]READ MORE

How to Train As an Athlete in Your 30s

February 2, 2018

As athletes age, their needs for activity and nutrition change. While teenagers or college athletes can spend hours each day in the gym, older athletes rarely have as much time to build strength, improve speed and stay in shape. With a few key changes, you can keep your body in shape and continue working toward […]READ MORE