athletes

Doctors warn that unless you are exercising intensely for 45 minutes or more, water is better than sports drinks for rehydration. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Water vs. Sports Drinks

Water Beats Sports Drinks for Athletes Many people associate playing sports with drinking sports drinks – in some cases because it is what they see the professionals do. The problem is, most recreational athletes don’t play at an intensity or for a duration that would require
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To prevent heat stroke, athletes should be properly hydrated before practice and take frequent water breaks in the shade. (Photo Daniel Friedman)

Keep Your Cool

Helping Athletes Beat Late-Summer Heat As the summer is coming to a close, preparations commence for the new school year: back-to-school shopping, learning new schedules and classes and preparing for the fresh curriculum that lies ahead. But for high school and middle school
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Aliya Mustafina of Russia gets assistance after suffering from an injury at the vault. (Photo: Gero Breloer/AP)

Preventing ACL Injuries

Girls 3-6 Times More Prone to Injuries With the growing number of children participating in competitive sports, injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, of the knee are on the rise in young athletes. According to athletic trainer and physical therapist John R.
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