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Athletes More Susceptible to Eating Disorders

You would think that professional athletes, who need to be in near-perfect shape to compete, would be the last people to have an eating disorder. Yet athletes, both men and women, may be two to three times more likely to have an eating disorder than the average person, according to a 1999 study of college […]

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The Trojan Horse in Your Locker Room

Getting ready to work out at the fitness center? Football practice in an hour? Going to your son’s wrestling meet at the high school? Yoga class this morning? Quick, pack the gym bag! Change of clothes Flip flops for the shower, Deodorant MRSA Superbugs? Yes, your good, old gym bag is the Trojan horse that […]

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The Athlete’s Foot: Healthy Performance From The Bottom Up

For professional athletes, healthcare starts at the bottom. Athletes are on their feet throughout a game, match, or performance, whether they’re running, jumping, kicking, dancing, sprinting, skating, or skiing. Their feet not only bear their full body weight, but the stress on them during a game can reach as much as 20 times the person’s […]

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How Food Sensitivity is Improving Athletic Performance

The ALCAT test, a blood test that athletes look forward to To improve athletic performance, it helps to know how foods affect your own unique biochemical makeup and how to avoid the foods you do not tolerate. antigen leukocyte antibody test (ALCAT) is a simple, highly accurate blood test that can identify your personal trigger […]

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The Zone

A Pittsburgh Steelers defensive back sits in an easy chair by a computer watching a movie with electrodes attached to his scalp. As he is watching the movie, the screen changes in size, giving him feedback as to when his brain is in The ZONE. This professional football player realized that his mind was keeping […]

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Creatine: The No Brainer

Increasing performance through physical and mental capacity Similar to helmets and pads, athletes need protection to prevent injury and maintain performance in the game. But what most athletes do not focus on is the internal protection, or what their own bodies can do for them to heal and recuperate. Creatine, being one of the most […]

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Elite Health

Similar to a team, the entire body works as one complete unit. Regardless of being genetically blessed, several athletes are now focusing on other aspects that may enhance their performance on the field. Areas such as nutrition, psychology and overall health have become a catalyst in distinguishing those MVPs from other players. By nature, athletes […]

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Injuries: Coping With Not Being in the Game

Coping with a sports injury, irrespective of which sporting discipline you participate in, requires both physical and psychological rehab. Sports injury recovery typically focuses on physical rehab, but it’s important to include sports psychology skills and techniques to help an athlete recover faster and learn to use physical setbacks to become a more confident and […]

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Women and Their ACL’s: Part 1

June 23, 1972 marked an important day in history for the American, educational system. On this day, the United States government passed an amendment called Title IX, which prohibited discrimination against females in any type of government-funded school athletic program. As a result, a new generation of female professional and recreational athletes emerged in the […]

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Attention Athletes: Take Your Fish Oil and Call me in the Morning

As a serious athlete, you may be battling multiple challenges. This may include muscle and joint soreness from hard training or injury; recovery and improving your performance from the physical stress of strength and conditioning, practice and/or competition; psychological stress and pressure to perform at the highest level – all while fulfilling real-world obligations to […]

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