5 Actions to Combat Concussion Concerns

5 Actions to Combat Concussion Concerns

Concussions and related issues are everywhere right now! As a person who has had multiple concussions, as a dad of daughters who suffered sports and non-sports concussions, and as a recently-retired high school counselor who saw a significant leap in the number and severity of concussions recently, I couldn’t be happier. I’m not happy that concussions are affecting so many athletes, nor am I pleased to hear about it all the time. What makes me happy is the fact that the issue is being discussed. It’s being addressed by many of the brightest minds in medicine, coaching, and education. Everyone is seeking answers.

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Recreational Soccer: The Magic Pill for Adult Health?

Recreational Soccer: The Magic Pill for Adult Health?

Many adults are engaged in a never-ending search for the “magic pill” that will improve their health and well-being.  This is the focus of many fitness products and nutritional supplements that advertise extraordinary gains in health with little effort.  Others spend countless hours pound away on the treadmill, stationary bicycle or elliptical machine in an effort to lose weight, improve fitness and avoid health complications.  While we may never find that magic pill we may have found a balance between monotonous exercise and the lure of a quick fix.  A recent research review argues that sedentary adults who participate in recreational soccer programs reap the same benefits as those who engage in more traditional exercise routines.

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