Overuse Injuries in Young Athletes

There’s a curious dynamic at work in youth sports these days. Maybe you’ve noticed? On the one hand, public health officials are worried about a broad decline in team sport participation among children. According to a recent survey, the number of kids between the ages...

The Cost of Getting Lean

Taming Your Body Fat Keeping your body fat within a normal range gets harder as the years go on. But, with a few relatively small, easy-to-implement changes, and assuming there are no other factors involved (such as a chronic health problem), if you make a few small...

Family Road Trips and Your Health

A family road trip can be a wonderful experience that creates life-long memories for parents and children alike. In fact, a recent survey by Jiffy Lube International suggests that road trips remain an American favorite, with 78% of those polled agreeing that they make...

Don’t Skip the Stretching!

Why is stretching the part of our workout regimen that so many of us tend to skip? We might tell ourselves it’s because we’re sort on time, that we’re impatient or that (deep down) we believe stretching is really pointless. But however we rationalize it, skipping the...