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An Overview of Basketball Injuries and How to Avoid Them 1

Posted on October 05, 2020 by John Harris

In the United States, basketball comes only second in popularity after football. Over 26 million Americans are known to participate in the sport, with a majority of being are college and high-school teams. However, as of 2017, basketball witnessed about 500,000 injuries, which is the highest, leaving behind football and cycling at 341,000 and 457,000, respectively, according to data released by the National Safety Council (NSC).

No wonder the global cartilage degeneration market is expected to reach $14,580.10 million by 2027, according to figures released by Report Linker. This number is mainly attributed to the growing incidents of sports-related injuries. Basketball knee braces can minimize the risk of meniscus tears and offer support through metal sidebars and silicone patella rings, according to experts at Aidfull. Besides investing in supports for basketball injuries, here are some tips recommended by professional players to avoid basketball injuries.

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The Most Common Track and Field Injuries 0

Posted on September 23, 2020 by Brooke Chaplan

No matter what steps an athlete takes to remain strong and healthy, they are probably going to experience at least a few injuries over the years. Luckily, many of the most common injuries won’t cause permanent damage as long as the athlete catches the early warning signs.

Shin Splints

Very few injuries are as common as shin splints, and practically every active individual will deal with this condition at some point. Shin splints can be caused by a myriad of issues, and that includes poor gait mechanics, flat feet, improper footwear, and tight muscles. Once the pain has subsided and your legs have healed, you will need to figure out exactly what is causing your shin splints if you want to avoid that discomfort in the future.

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5 Athletes Who Made Amazing Comebacks After Debilitating Injuries 0

Posted on February 22, 2020 by Brooke Chaplan

Injuries are almost inevitable in professional sports. However, some of these injuries can be harder to recover from than others. Several athletes have made some fascinating comebacks after pushing through some difficult injuries.

Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson

This NFL superstar tore the MCL and ACL in his knee around 2011. As a running back, such injuries could prove catastrophic to Peterson’s career. It wouldn’t be out of the question for fans to wonder if he would ever take to the field again. Fortunately, Peterson didn’t just play the game again. He was also part of the lineup for the Vikings less than a year after suffering what could have been a career-ending problem. This short recovery period comes combined with some great plays from Peterson.

John Orozco

Most people hold Olympic contestants to the highest standard in sports. It is fair to say that gymnast John Orozco is tough and dedicated. However, few fans may know just how driven this athlete is on the mat. Orozco tore his ACL once and his Achilles twice in the span of just five years. Either one of these incidents could have spelled the end for him. However, Orozco won the championship title for the US the same year he tore his ACL.

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What Are the Common Signs of Vitamin Deficiency? 0

Posted on January 15, 2020 by Ronald Mccarthy

The human body needs nutrients to function and operate effectively. Without adequate vitamins and minerals, the human body would not be able to perform its activities at its optimum level. The body needs food to derive its energy. Your food intake is how your body gets all the required nutrients and vitamins.

To ensure that your body stays healthy and keeps working at its best, you need to provide it with several nutrients. You can either get nutrients through supplements from Bulk Nutrients Australia or intake a healthy, well-balanced diet that ensures your body gets all that it needs.

In the article ahead, listed down are a few common signs when your body is indicating a deficiency of vitamins and minerals.  

·    Constant Fatigue and Lethargy:

Our lifestyles have hampered exposure to the sun. We work during the day, in closed offices, and lounge in our homes after work in front of the television. We have minimized our exposure to the sun, and this has caused severe health hazards. The sunlight is one of the most significant sources of vitamin D. Reduced exposure to the sun has caused the majority of the population to suffer from vitamin D deficiency.

A few signs that indicate that you may be suffering from vitamin D deficiency are regular feelings of fatigue. A reasonable level of tiredness and exhaustion after a hectic day of work is a prime example. But if your fatigue does not go away even after a relaxed, good night’s sleep, then you may be dealing with a health problem.

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Doping in Sports – The Role of Anabolic Steroids 1

Posted on November 16, 2019 by Sujain Thomas

Sponsorship in sports has changed the way athletes, fans, and coaches look at sports, which has now turned fiercely competitive than ever before. With huge money flowing into sports events, the expectations of fans have skyrocketed. Sportsmen and coaches are trying to win all the time because today winners take it all. Recognition, scholarships, and dream contracts await the winners, while there the second places are just gallant losers. Coaches must keep on winning to hold on to their jobs or else lose it. Consequently, athletes and coaches are ready to go to any extent for winning and do not mind taking high risks like using steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs to gain a competitive edge through enhanced performance. 

Winning at any cost

The urge to succeed with an eye on the largesse of rewards and contracts that run into millions of dollars drive sportsmen to up their risks very much because they want to win at any cost. 98% of athletes admit that they are open to using steroids and similar drugs to enhance performance, provided they do not face any penalty. In another interesting disclosure, 50% of athletes were even ready to put their lives at stake in the long run if drugs help in winning without penalty. They are ready to use drugs even if they know that they could die after 5 years.

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CBD Oil Helps With Post Exercise Recovery. See How 0

Posted on October 26, 2019 by John Harris

Recovery from a strenuous workout can often be a bit of challenge. One product that some have identified as helping with recovery is CBD oil.  

CBD is one of many compounds, known as cannabinoids, in the cannabis plant. There has been significant research around the therapeutic uses of CBD.

CBD oils are oils that contain concentrations of CBD. The concentrations and the uses of these oils vary.

According to CBDKyro among the potential uses are helping people quit smoking and to treat heroin addiction. Some also have used it to help reduce cramping after workouts.  This article has a section in it on this topic.

The popularity of CBD tincures has been especially growing in recent years. According to DailycbdMag the excitement around CBD oil in the current market can be traced back to the story of  a child named Charlotte, who suffered from an extreme form of epilepsy.

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  • Vintage Athlete of the Month

    • Stan Jones – Weight Training Trailblazer
      October 11, 2020 | 1:48 pm
      Stan Jones

      The Sports Then and Now Athlete of the Month was one of the great linemen of his era and is considered a trailblazer for using weight training and conditioning to develop his skills.

      After a standout career at the University of Maryland, Stan Jones spent nine seasons as an offensive lineman for the Chicago Bears, making seven Pro Bowl appearances and earning first team All-Pro three times.

      In 1962, assistant coach George Allen suggested Jones move to defense to help solidify that unit for the Bears. He played both ways in 1962 and then in 1963 moved permanently to the defense.

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