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The History of Sports Medicine 1

Posted on May 25, 2021 by Martin Banks

What do your favorite athletes do when they get injured on the field? They head to the trainer, who applies sports medicine principles to help them get back into play.

What is this discipline all about? Learn more about the fascinating history of sports medicine and how it can potentially help you.

What Is Sports Medicine?

Sports medicine is a relatively new discipline, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t draw from long-standing, science-based techniques. It takes place under the guidance of specialized professionals and physicians. Please don’t confuse your average personal trainer with an athletic trainer — the latter has far more formal health care training under state rules.

Sports medicine serves four primary goals:

  • Injury recovery: You probably think of this aspect of sports medicine most often. It’s what you’ll see initiating on the field on game day.
  • Preventing future injury: Injuries can leave you on the disabled list.
  • Improving athletic performance: Sports medicine occupies itself with how to improve your performance on the field.
  • Increase mobility and function: Even when you hang up your game jersey for good, you want to keep playing for fun — sports medicine can help.

Even if you don’t play professional sports or join recreational leagues, you can benefit from sports medicine. How did this discipline arise?

A Brief History of Sports Medicine

As previously mentioned, sports medicine has a relatively short history in modern times, although healers have helped those injured in play or battle for far longer. It probably began with Imhotep, the world’s first recorded physician back in ancient Egypt.

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How Coaches Can Prepare for Emergencies With Athletes 1

Posted on May 19, 2021 by Ashley Andrews

There’s no doubt we all love an excellent game of our favorite sport. However, when it’s over, not too many of us wonder about the preparation for handling emergencies regarding athletes playing the game.  Most schools or colleges strive to keep their teams safe from unexpected harm during practice or the game.  Here are some things a coach can do to prepare for emergencies with their athletes.


Extra staff

It never hurts to hire more staff with the right skills when dealing with emergencies. These people are pros when facing an emergency and acting fast.  Consider their background and their talents that add value to your team.  Not everyone needs to know about the game, but they do need to know how to approach an emergency with the right protocols.  They don’t have to ask what is a medical crash cart. This type of equipment allows them to have defibrillators, bandages, heart monitors, and wound care supplies on hand.

Emergency numbers

No parent wants an emergency call. Any coach should have all family member’s phone numbers in case of an emergency.  This helps provide good communication on what’s occurring behind the scenes while parents worry about their kids playing a tough sport. Take the time to collect all numbers from the entire team and keep them in the office for access. This keeps everything organized and helps with stressful situations that any emergency can bring to any game.

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Maintaining Your Exercise Regimen in Your Later Years 1

Posted on May 19, 2021 by Martin Banks

A 2002 government survey revealed that older adults exercise less than those aged 18 through 64. This statistic should startle you if you’re approaching your golden years. You can’t overstate the value of regular fitness.

Aging isn’t for wimps, but a regular fitness routine smoothes the process. Here are five reasons maintaining your exercise regimen in your later years is vital and tips for keeping yourself healthy as you get older.

1. Lower Your Disease Risk

There’s a reason why those who wait to invest in life insurance pay a prettier penny as they get older. Insurers use actuarial tables to determine your chances of dying before your next birthday, and your age is one principal factor. However, if you want to save money when you buy a new policy, get moving — exercise lowers your risk of diseases that can also increase your rates.

Researchers investigated seniors and discovered that exercise provided a 33% reduction in all-cause mortality when participants stuck with the program over 36 months. You probably enjoy hearing that news even more than your life insurance agent — who doesn’t want to add a few more years?

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The Best Vaping Liquidizer Can Be Found Online 9

Posted on March 30, 2021 by Enna Mortin

A Vaporizer is a great tool to make your own e-juice. Many people like to do this as a craft project, getting the ingredients together and putting in the vaporizer. It does not have the same quality as what you would buy at a store. With the vaporizer, you have the ability to create your own juice. It is quite simple to do.

Using The Juice Extractor

The first thing you want to do is fill up your Vaporizer with the Juice Extractor. When you do that, it will pop up and fill up. Make sure that you get all the ingredients into the container that is labeled. You are going to have to put some liquid into the bottom of the bottle and then put your fruits and vegetables into the other bottles.

Put the cap back on the bottle and let it stand for a bit. The juice will start to taste better as it starts to ferment. If you do not like the taste, you can try to siphon the juice off of the top. You will want to make sure that the fruits and veg stay intact and that the liquid does not spill out of the bottle. If you do not remove it correctly, you might end up with unwanted pulp.

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How to Protect Your Head When Playing Sports 0

Posted on February 14, 2021 by Susan Melony

Sports of all kinds are among the best activities to spend your free time on. They’re perfect for staying in shape, making new friends, and having fun, and the best part of all is how accessible they are. Anyone, regardless of age or background, can get some friends together or join a sporting club and take part in games like football, hockey, and baseball.

Statistics show that sports are immensely popular too, with the average American spending half an hour of every day engaging in some kind of sporting activity, and millions of Americans getting involved with a wide range of sports and games. These kinds of activities are particularly popular with young people, but even older folks can have fun on the sporting field.

However, while sport participation numbers are high and sport offers many advantages, it also comes with its own risks and dangers. This is especially true when playing contact sports, like football or soccer, but it can also apply to other kinds of sports too, as there are always risks of bumping into other players, getting tackled, or falling on the ground while running around.

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Best Way to Remove Bad Odor on Gym Clothes 4

Posted on February 03, 2021 by Johan Godoy

After your workout, do you sit around with your gym clothes? There’s no doubt your gym clothes are comfortable to wear for errands or to grab a coffee before going home or to your workplace– but that’s not a good idea. Wearing your gym wear that’s soaked with sweat harbors bacteria,  and you are making it more sweaty, which leaves you from being at risk for infection or sickness.

The fabric your gym clothes are made of absorbs your body oils and fluids. It seeps your sweat giving it a foul odor. Thus, it is best to change to clean gym clothes. Bring extra workout clothes. Play by the rules to get rid of the smell of a sweat from your workout clothes.

Here are some of the best ways to remove foul odor on gym clothes:

  1. Wash your gym clothes immediately.

Gym clothes are usually soaked with sweat after doing sports or your gym session. If you hit the gym before work, you can either wash them in your self-timer washer or drop them off at the laundry service near your office.

Immediately washing your gym clothes that are soaked with sweat help remove foul odor, rather than dry and wash them later.

2. Do not pile your gym clothes with your regular clothes.

Work after your workout and a busy schedule is a bad combination for your sweaty gym clothes. 

After your post-workout shower, do not forget to hang your sweaty gym clothes on a drying rack. Do not pile or place them in a hamper with your regular clothes. It will develop molds and worse, your traditional clothes will become smelly too. 

Do not let it linger with other clothes.

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  • Vintage Athlete of the Month

    • Drew Pearson: Mr. Clutch
      August 7, 2021 | 6:59 pm

      Drew Pearson

      The Sports Then and Now Vintage Athlete of the Month is a former NFL wide receiver know as “Mr. Clutch” for his penchant for making big receptions at crucial moments of the game. After waiting for more than 30 years, he is finally earning his rightful place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a member of the 2021 Hall of Fame Class.

      During his decade with the Dallas Cowboys, Drew Pearson had a habit of making the big catch at the right moment to help the Cowboys time and again snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.

      The favorite target of Hall of Fame quarterback Roger Staubach, Pearson was widely recognized as one of the great receivers of his era. Though at the time of his retirement many expected Pearson to easily breeze into the Hall of Fame, his enshrinement was derailed by changes to the game which artificially inflated receiver stats and made the numbers he produced during a time when wide receivers weren’t catching 100 passes a season seem inferior.

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