Leigh Steinberg: Injuries Plaguing Sports

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Professional athletes have been known to play with collapsed lungs, broken legs, concussions and countless numbers of other injuries. Some have fought with team doctors following an incident to get back into the game without delay. Players have even been known to deceive coaches and trainers on the sidelines when they are injured just to get back to playing–many, well …

NCAVA: Building Positive Athlete Role Models and Reducing Violence

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By the time college athletes arrive to campus, many have already been personally exposed to incidents of violence. Whether against women – through a teammate, friend or family member, most victims were never taught to understand, process or prevent situations from happening. The full impact of violent encounters is often extreme for victims and can affect them for the rest …

Spygate Scandal: The Story that the NFL Doesn’t Want to Tell

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The NFL has long been the number one spectator sport in the United States. Huge stadiums are always filled with adoring and passionate fans. A marketing machine that is second to none keeps on going despite the number of skeletons found in their closets. Bill Belichick appears to have led the New England Patriots as the result of a high …

From Children to the Pros: The Everchanging World of Concussions

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The word “concussion” strikes fear in some athletes. Where contact is inevitable, parents may not be as eager to enroll their children in a sport that may cause lifelong injury. Young athletes have always looked to the pros for a role model. Idolized by young impressionable minds, children in sport have always emulated elite athletes. Dreams of playing in the …

Concussions: Dealing with the After Facts

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The medical world tells us that the majority of concussion symptoms are gone within two or three weeks. But what about those that are beyond the majority and deal with post concussion symptoms for days, years or the perhaps the rest of their lives? Concussions are completely different than other injuries. When you injure your knee, arm or collarbone there …

Sports Sense: Benefits of Breakthrough Thinking in Athletics

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Hall of Fame baseball player and legendary wordsmith Yogi Berra famously said, “90% of this game is 50% mental.” While this math doesn’t add up, it points to a vital aspect of sports and athletic competition. Although the games we play and watch are visibly physical, the key to success in sports is based on mental preparation and approach. Whether you …

Tai Chi: An Ancient Art in a Modern World with Sifu Romain

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Stress and anxiety accompanied by the pressures of daily life can have a significant impact to our overall well-being. From children to seniors, weekend warriors to elite athletes, all are affected in some way or another by varied levels of stress and anxiety. Not dealing with life’s issues can turn anyone into a percolating coffee pot. If you ignore situations …

Joga – A Workout for the Mind and Body of the Athlete

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Athletes and active individuals are always looking for ways to become more competitive in their sport and want to stay injury free. Joga is growing in popularity as a workout that responds to the specific demands of athletes, who are both results and achievement oriented individuals. An athletic based style of yoga, Joga incorporates a unique blend of postures, breathing techniques, and …

How Safe Are Kids’ Sports? Dr. Michael Bergeron LIVE Wed. June 25th 7PM at BEYONDtheCheers!

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Youth sports is really big business. It is estimated that up to 35 million kids between the ages of 5-18 are playing organized sports today and the trend continues towards kids beginning at even earlier ages.  67 percent of boys and 47 percent of girls are already playing on organized sport teams by age six.For young athletes, regular participation in …

Mixed Martial Arts: A knockout of a Sport with Jake Shannon, MMA Expert

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Boxing for youth had mostly been praised for promoting discipline and self-defense for athletes and for decades it was in the spotlight. But now, there’s nothing hotter than the UFC. Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a sport that combines all facets of fighting into one and sees grown men fighting until one is knocked out or gives up. Unfortunately with …