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.
It has been proven time and again that physical activity and sports can improve the health and well-being of American girls and women, serving to reinforce the preventative health message that girls and women deserve and need complete access to opportunities. Now, a 20-year respective study from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) released this month shows how children’s social skills impact their success.
If watching a 92 year old woman finish a marathon this past May was not inspiration enough the Senior Olympics were a guarantee to ignite the fire within and encourage you to get out and get moving. A recent study of participants in the Senior Olympics, also known at the National Senior Games, found that the athletes’ fitness ages are typically 20 years or more younger than their chronological age.
Childhood obesity has been a prevalent issue in recent times and there is constant research being conducted that delves into the causes, effects and negative repercussions of this health risk. One of the latest studies draws a correlation between parental monitoring of children’s media consumption and their children’s respective body mass indices.