Tag:

Sports

Sports—a boot camp for life skills?

Children who engage in organized team sports often display better socio-emotional skills in later years.

Want smart kids? Give ’em sports

An hour of moderate-to-vigorous activity each day releases a protein beneficial to the development of young minds.

Master the brain, build the body

Want better results with health goals? Pin down the mental processes that put you in a fitness-minded mood.

The single-sport scourge

Nearly 3 in 4 young athletes specialize in just one sport as early as age 7, upping their risk of burnout and injury.

Patient Story

Upping the game

A new strength and conditioning program aims to help young athletes fine-tune their agility and safety in the pursuit of peak performance.

In fitness, there’s virtue to variety

Cross-training, which mixes various exercises, can help reduce injury and deliver maximum results in weight loss and strength-building.

Die-hard sports fans put hearts at risk

Study: Sporting events may lead to a spike in adrenaline for certain spectators and, in some cases, heart attacks.

Maybe it’s time to get in the game

Before you join a pick-up game or sign up for a league, make sure to prepare with these simple precautions.

A man’s life-saving epiphany

Middle-age guys who want to reclaim their health through diet and exercise should expect the unexpected—but anticipate results, too.

Sports safety: it’s not just child’s play

Parents—take smart steps to ensure your children stay active and healthy.

Neck hazards: Football, cycling, lifting

Proper gear is essential to mitigate harm, but you should always know your athletic abilities and avoid placing yourself at unnecessary risk, doctors say.

Basketball 411: Focus on training, gear

If you want injury-free hoops play, build a solid regimen—and trade those showy shoes for something practical.

Subscribe to Health Beat

Join our mailing list and we'll deliver our best stories to your inbox, for free!

We'll never share your email with anyone else.

You have Successfully Subscribed!