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Cheerleading is a competitive and demanding sport. Injuries can happen, some of them serious. The “flyers,” the young women who are tossed into the air, are particularly at risk. To learn how to keep things as safe as possible, follow these tips.
All cheerleaders need rubber-soled shoes with good cushioning and support that fit well. Flyers also might want to consider wearing a lightweight cheer vest while practicing to protect themselves from bruising and injuries.
To stay safe, cheerleaders should:
Cheerleading is a great group activity and an excellent way to stay fit. But just as with gymnastics, dancing, and ice skating, there’s lots of pressure to stay thin. This puts cheerleaders at risk for eating disorders. Eating disorders can lead to serious health problems.
Coaches and parents should promote healthy eating and know the warning signs of eating disorders. When an eating disorder is caught early, a person has a better chance of recovery.
These videos guide you through 8 dynamic stretches that target different muscles and areas of the body.
Playing hard doesn’t have to mean getting hurt. The best way to ensure a long and injury-free athletic career is to play it safe from the start. Find out how.
Sprains and strains are common injuries, especially for people who play hard or are intoÂ sports. Find out what they are and how to recuperate from one.
How can you get ready to play your best season ever? Read these tips for teen athletes.
You’ve prepared for the game in almost every way possible: but now what should you eat? Read about performance foods, nutritional supplements, and more.
You practiced hard and made sure you wore protective gear, but you still got hurt. Read this article to find out how to take care of sports injuries – and how to avoid getting them.
Playing organized sports can help girls do better off the field as well as on. Find out how.
This site has tips on things like preparing for a new season, handling sports pressure, staying motivated, and dealing with injuries.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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