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Addressing mental health issues in the athlete

Addressing mental health issues in the athlete

Everyone has symptoms of some type of mental health issue at some time in life when one or several stressors overwhelm the person’s ability to self-regulate or repair. The symptoms are usually, and arbitrarily, labeled either physical or mental. read more
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How to identify celiac disease

How to identify celiac disease

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that affects the gastrointestinal tract and is thought to be triggered by dietary gluten in affected individuals. The disease is characterized by chronic inflammation of the small intestinal mucosa, which leads to atrophy of the small intestinal villi and subsequent malabsorption (Pelkowski and Viera 2014). read more
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Causes of Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes

Causes of Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes

Death by sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a rare event in the young athlete. In the United States, elite athletes are viewed as near invincible because of their incredible physical feats. read more
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Identifying Exercise-Induced Bronchospasm

Identifying Exercise-Induced Bronchospasm

The terms EIA and EIB are often used interchangeably, but EIB specifically denotes the reduction in lung function that occurs after a standardized exercise test (Carver 2009). More recently, the term exercise-induced bronchoconstriction has been introduced as actual spasm of the airways does not always occur. read more
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Modification of Exercises to Allow Injured Individuals to Continue Training

Modification of Exercises to Allow Injured Individuals to Continue Training

Although the harmful effects of disuse on muscle size and strength are well documented, recent evidence shows that such effects begin to occur with as little as five days of disuse. Clearly, it is in the tactical athlete’s interest to continue training to the extent possible after injury. read more
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Amy Hastings’ Flow Moment

Amy Hastings’ Flow Moment

Some days, the universe seems to throw it all at you. Sweltering temperatures with no shade and no heat acclimatization because it’s mid-February? Check. A repetitive, uninspiring urban course through the middle of a concrete jungle? Ditto. read more
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Long-Term Memory

Long-Term Memory

The long-term memory is responsible for permanently accumulating or storing information. In particular, it stores what can be recalled about how to do activities including motor skills, personal past events, and universal or general knowledge. read more
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Traditional Face-to-Face Versus E-Leadership

Traditional Face-to-Face Versus E-Leadership

In the technology-rich environment in which we live, our key interpersonal and professional encounters are not likely to be solely face-to-face or virtual. Rather, our relationships exist on a continuum between more or less virtual. Some of us believe that virtual encounters, via Facebook, MySpace, Skype, FaceTime, and the like, enhance our already established relationships. read more
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Six Food Rules that Young Athletes and Their Families Should Follow

Six Food Rules that Young Athletes and Their Families Should Follow

Young athletes face distractions that can keep them from eating properly. From school and homework to training and competition, they don’t always pay attention to how they fuel their bodies or take the time to understand the role nutrition plays in supporting their training and goals. Heather Mangieri, a national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, says there are six food rules that athletes, coaches, and families should employ to help bring about that understanding. read more
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Human Kinetics and iCoachKids team up to support the development of youth coaches

Human Kinetics and iCoachKids team up to support the development of youth coaches

iCoachKids, an initiative to develop free resources and educational opportunities for youth coaches, has added a worldwide leader in coach education as content provider to its website. Human Kinetics has agreed to provide resources to support the Erasmus+ project, led by Leeds Beckett University (LBU) and the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE). read more
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