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Health Information For Teens
Whether it’s the satisfaction of a well-done routine or the thrill of spinning around the uneven bars, gymnastics is a challenging, fun sport and a great way to stay in shape.
To help keep things safe during practice and competition, follow these tips.
What gear is needed depends on the event (uneven bars, floor routine, balance beam, etc). Safety items include:
To stay safe while practicing and competing, gymnasts should:
Gymnastics is an excellent way to stay fit. But just as in dancing, cheerleading, and ice skating, there’s lots of pressure to stay thin. This puts gymnasts 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. Dealing with an eating disorder early makes it easier for a person to recover.
Playing organized sports can help girls do better off the field as well as on. Find out how.
How can you get ready to play your best season ever? Read these tips for teen athletes.
ACL injuries can happen in active and athletic kids when excessive pressure is put on the knee joint, resulting in a torn ligament.
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.
Winning is all that matters when you play sports, right? Not when that means you can’t even enjoy the game. Read about how to handle sports pressure and competition.
Just as professional sports stars need medical care to keep them playing their best, so do student athletes. That’s why it’s important to get a sports physical.
Cheerleading today requires considerable athletic ability. The more challenging it gets, the greater the risk of getting hurt. Find out how to avoid injuries.
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.
Eating disorders are so common in America that 1 or 2 out of every 100 students will struggle with one. Find out more.
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.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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