Are Sports Too Demanding on Youth?

There has been a trend of increased adolescent athletic injuries in recent years.  Since 2000, there has been a five to seven fold increase in the number of injuries in youth sports.  This may be due to a shift in youth sports where specialization…

5 Reasons to Start Cycling

Whether it’s to boost your fitness, health or bank balance, or as an environmental choice, taking up cycling could be one of the best decisions you ever make. Not convinced? Here are five reasons to hop on two wheels. Sleep Deeper, Quicker Stanford University…

Setting Goals for Success

Many of us have ideas for self-improvement or goals we would like to achieve, but how do we define those goals to improve our success? Setting goals using the SMART method, helps to clarify your goals and make a plan to achieve them. Take…

Addressing ACL Injury Prevention

Awareness of ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) knee injuries is increasing, yet prevention programs are still lacking. ACL injuries continue to have devastating consequences for athletes, especially younger ones. Young athletes compete in more games but are more inactive off the field than ever before….

How to Train for a 5K

By Mayo Clinic Staff Note: If you are unsure your health will allow you to participate in a 5K, please consult your healthcare physician. Doing a 5K run can add a new level of challenge and interest to your exercise program. A 5K run…