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Osteoarthritis Pain Relief: 4 Exercises

January 1th, 2017

Osteoarthritis – and its aching joint pain – often keep people from doing one of the best things proven to make them feel better: exercise. Staying physically active helps reduce osteoarthritis pain, improves function, and can positively affect a person’s quality of life, studies show. Regular exercise also helps people sleep better, maintain a healthy body weight and keep […]READ MORE

Female Triad: Find Symptoms Early

July 7th, 2016

Parents take note – detecting symptoms of female triad early can help young teens avoid health problems later in life. Female triad is when an athlete has three health conditions: eating problems, lack of menstruation and weak bones. Medical experts no longer believe all three health conditions need to exist to cause health problems later […]READ MORE

Overuse Injuries More Common Among Girls than Boys in Teen Sports

January 1th, 2016

Teenage girls have a greater risk of sustaining overuse injuries from playing high school sports than boys of the same age. Overuse injuries such as stress fractures, tendonitis and joint pain can occur when athletes repeatedly perform the same motion. Many high school athletes spend more than 18 hours a week participating in athletics. Some play […]READ MORE

Concussion Is Top Injury for Cheerleading, But Sport Relatively Safe, Study Finds

December 12th, 2015

While cheerleading injury rates are lower than other high school sports, injuries that do occur – such as sustaining a concussion – tend to be more severe, a new study finds. Concussions were the most common cheerleading injury accounting for 31 percent of all injuries reported, according to a recent study published in the journal […]READ MORE

Flexibility Exercises Improve Sports Performance, Reduce Injury Risk

November 11th, 2015

When it comes to exercise, most people think about burning calories and building muscle. Just as important, however, are flexibility exercises. Not only do flexibility exercises help the body recover from aerobic activity, but they also help lower a person’s risk for injury while improving sports performance. In fact, flexibility exercises, which benefit bones and […]READ MORE

Bon Secours In Motion Congratulations Athletes On Collegiate Commitments

July 7rd, 2015

Bon Secours In Motion is proud to recognize the hard-working student athletes who train with the Sports Performance team on their collegiate decisions. This year, 22 local student athletes who work with Bon Secours In Motion committed to college teams in a variety of sports including football, volleyball, field hockey, basketball, rowing, soccer, softball and […]READ MORE

Most American Adults Not Eating Enough Fruits, Vegetables

July 7th, 2015

Although eating more fruits and vegetables adds nutrients to a person’s diet, reduces their risk for disease and helps manage body weight, very few American adults are including them at mealtime. In fact, only one in 10 American adults actually eats the recommended daily amount of fruits and vegetables, according to a report from the federal Centers for […]READ MORE

Expert Tips to Beat Heat-Related Illnesses

July 7th, 2015

By: Erin Ludwig, MS, ATC, VAT/L, Supervisor of Athletic Training Services, Bon Secours Sports Medicine With the summer months upon us, whether you’re running, playing a pickup game of basketball or going for a power walk, make sure you take care of  your body when the temperatures rise. Exercising in hot weather puts extra stress […]READ MORE

Tips for Families to Help Children Improve Diet and Exercise

June 6th, 2015

Families need to take simple steps to help their children eat nutritious foods and become more active. The advice is part of the new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics, which aim to give practical steps to families to help children maintain a healthy weight. They also offer guidance on how to include healthy habits into daily life such […]READ MORE

Health Benefits of Playing Sports Not Just for Kids

June 6th, 2015

Many parents say playing sports helps their children mentally, physically and socially, but only one in four adults participate in such activities despite knowing the health benefits. In fact, many adults were not playing sports or exercising at all, according to a recent poll conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Harvard T.H. Chan […]READ MORE