The holidays have come and gone and with a new year brings New Year’s resolutions. Time to sit down and think about the year ahead and all that you want to accomplish. Find out about setting manageable goals to get active and stay healthy in 2017.
Injury prevention is key for any athlete to keep themselves in the game and at their best. A knee injury, however, can be especially devastating to an athlete’s career. There is a challenge in pinpointing exactly what makes a female athlete more vulnerable to ACL injuries compared to their male counterparts so we turned to WSF’s research study, “Her Life Depends On It III” to investigate further.
As Fall starts to creep in and classes resume and work picks up, many of us begin to transition back indoors and become more sedentary. We all know the physical benefits of staying active but the less tangible impact on mental health is still incredibly important to be cognoscente of and to stay educated about. We dove into our Her Life Depends On It III research to provide you with some of the top line facts regarding mental health and how it can be improved through physical activity.
Your collegiate athletic career is over. Your identity is no longer synonymous with your sport. New coworkers, roommates and passersby alike ask you what it must have been like to play collegiate ball. And while we all had diverse and unique experiences as athletes in college, what we all have in common is a structured youth. But now you don’t have that.
As we get older, it becomes increasingly more important that we pay attention to chronic diseases and staying healthy at all ages, giving special attention to mental diseases that have a greater risk with age. The good news is that we may already have part of the key to prevention — staying active.
Today, the average age a girl in the U.S. has her first drink is 13. It is important for young girls to be aware of the problems associated with drinking and how to best protect themselves so that they may live a healthy life both physically and mentally.
We all know sports are good for our bodies and help us learn important life lessons, but do we know about the impact of sports participation on decreasing the risk of teen substance abuse? There are many aspects to substance abuse and the areas we will focus on here are smoking, smokeless tobacco and illicit drug use using our research report ‘Her Life Depends On It III’.
It’s surprisingly easy for women athletes to lose their focus when training ends, plans change, bodies change, life happens. What does exercise mean to you when it’s not instrumental to hitting a specific target? Why should you drive yourself to work out when the pain is there but the gain isn’t clear? What’s your motivation now?
Summer is wrapping up which means the school year is getting ready to begin: a time of year where stress is almost inevitable. It has long been said that regular participation in physical activity has the positive effect of elevating mood states, so why not begin now?
You’ve heard the health-and-fitness message your whole life: “To get healthy and fit, and stay that way, you need regular exercise—preferably, an intense workout three or four times a week for at least 40 minutes.” Incredibly, by just changing the message, we can transform this vicious cycle of failure into a sustainable cycle of success. So let’s change the message now!