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Phelps vs Lochte, Who Came Out on Top?

by Bea August 23rd, 2012| Sports
A few weeks ago I wrote an article about the 2012 London Olympic Trials. At that time, one of the biggest questions was "Lochte or Phelps?" Now that the 2012 London Olympics have come to a close,  it is fairly obvious that Lochte is finally going to get his

Dreams Shattered – Children in Sports

by Lori Sciame July 26th, 2012| Sports
All across the United States, parents dream of a child who will be a sports phenom. They place toddlers in year-round soccer leagues, or in exclusive gymnastics clubs, or even in private wrestling instruction.

Dreams can come true, but more often than not, dreams can be shattered due to overuse

2012 London Olympic Trials

by Bea June 26th, 2012| Sports
Many people are looking to represent the USA at the London Olympics this year.

Right now, the U.S. Olympic Team Trials  for Track & Field are going on in Eugene, Oregon at the University of Oregon. The meet takes place from June 21st to July 1st. It is the largest

Healthy Benefits of Basketball

by Heather Duchan October 25th, 2011| Sports
Basketball season is starting. Although it's fun for most to watch this sport, both live and on television, it's also a fun activity that promotes fitness. Here are five healthy benefits of playing basketball recreationally, for both children and adults:

1. Basketball promotes cardiovascular fitness. This is probably the most

Kids and Sports: Tips for Parents

by Heather Duchan September 27th, 2011| Sports
Soccer, volleyball, and football are just a few sport activities kids embark on during the fall. For parents of athletic children, there can be a lot of pressure to provide the best environment for your kids to have fun while also excelling at their sport of choice. Unfortunately, many

Do Athletes Need Protein Shakes?

by Heather Duchan August 30th, 2011| Sports
In recent years, marketing has convinced many to believe that athletes have exceptional protein needs, requiring supplementation by protein powders and bars. Every gym and health food store you go into has shelves full of protein shake powders, protein bars, and other protein supplementation products. This is definitely a

WAKA: Exercise and Fun for Adults

by Heather Duchan August 2nd, 2011| Sports
In fifth grade, I played in a kickball game at recess every day with my friend, Ashley. Like most kickball games, they were played very similar to baseball, on a grass field with three bases and a home plate. Instead of a baseball or softball, we used a large

Optimum Performance – Sports Massage

by Heather Duchan July 8th, 2011| Sports
Some athletes go beyond seeking simple fitness. They focus on attaining a level of performance that may overwork certain muscles in ways that are not always healthy. Many sports require using a single group of muscles over and over in a specific way that can result in hypertrophy, compensation

SH’BAM!

by Bea June 2nd, 2011| Cardio, Exercises, Sports
SH'BAM! Ever heard of it?

While Zumba is still the rage in many places, SH'BAM is starting to make its moves in fitness as well. SH'BAM is a lot like Zumba in the sense that you dance as exercise. It keeps you moving and sweating, but it also gives you

Backyard Sensation

by Chang Song May 13th, 2011| Sports
It used to be only a game played with dogs and friends. Now Ultimate Frisbee has grown in prominence. One reason it grew from a game in the backyard to intense leagues in the park is the fitness benefits it offers.

For those who don't know, Ultimate Frisbee is a non-contact

Boston Marathon, 2011

by Bea May 2nd, 2011| Running, Sports
This year's Boston Marathon certainly turned some heads!  One item of news was about 81 year-old Clarence Hartley. He was the oldest runner of the race and ran it in 4:26:25. That's a whole lot faster than a lot of other people who set out to battle the

A Better Tomorrow

by Chang Song April 11th, 2011| Sports
Clearly, the most important benefit of encouraging kids to play sports at a young age is that those same kids will be able to avoid the treacherous road to obesity in the future. However, playing sports can have more benefits for kids than you would think. When a kid
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