Thursday, November 15, 2018

2018 Sports Nutrition Update from the American College of Sports Medicine

July 13, 2018 by  
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Staying on top of the latest sports nutrition information is a challenge. That’s why I attend the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). ACSM is a professional organization for sports medicine doctors and health-care providers, sport dietitians, exercise physiologists and sport science researchers. More than 3,000 ACSM members gathered in Minneapolis […]

News from MomsTEAM/ SmartTeams – And A Request For Support

June 11, 2018 by  
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MomsTEAM Speaks With Dr. C. J. Abraham, Inventor of Universal Forcefield FF Protective Headband

May 30, 2018 by  
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MomsTEAM recently had the opportunity to interview Dr. C. J. Abraham, the inventor of the Universal Forcefield Protective Headband. Dr. Abraham is a licensed professional engineer, a Board-Certified Diplomat in Forensic Engineering, a Fellow in the Textile Institute, and has over 45 years of experience in formulating and testing polymers. In addition, he has over 50 […]

Concerned About Your Child’s New Summer Coach/Camp Counselor? Trust Your Instincts and Do Your Research

April 11, 2018 by  
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  By Rachel Flanagan With summer break comes a burst of new activities for families, including summer camp for kids, plus a plethora of sports and academic opportunities. That means you and your children meeting and interacting with new counselors, coaches, tutors and others. There are more than 12,000 camps in the U.S. today, according […]

Seven Tips For Healthy Weight Gain

February 4, 2018 by  
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  "No matter what I eat, I can’t seem to gain weight…" "What about those weight gain powders … do they work?" "How much more protein should I eat to help me bulk up?"  Although two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese, a handful of skinny people – including many athletes – feel very frustrated […]

An Athlete Needs To Train Their Gut, Too

February 1, 2018 by  
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Athletes tend to do a good job of training their muscles, heart and lungs. But some of them (particularly endurance athletes and those in running sports) commonly fail to train their gut. As one marathoner reported, "I was so afraid of getting diarrhea during long training runs that I did not eat or drink anything […]

CTE: Is The Media Scaring Young Athletes To Death?

October 23, 2017 by  
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As someone who has been educating sports parents about head trauma in sports for the past seventeen years, and about the very real risk posed by chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) for the last decade, it is not surprising that I receive emails from parents all the time expressing deep concern about stories in the media […]

Letting Kids Play Football is Not Child Abuse

October 22, 2017 by  
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The last three weeks have witnessed an all-out assault on the game of football, not coincidentally timed with the beginning of NFL training camps. First came a study reporting CTE in 110 of 111 brains of former NFL players. Following closely on the heels of that media circus was the publication last week of a […]

CTE: Media Continues To Be Ahead Of Science

October 18, 2017 by  
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The prevailing media narrative is that concussions or repetitive subconcussive blows "cause" chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), that CTE "causes" former athletes to commit suicide, and such causal links are proven scientific fact. read more MomsTeam

Study Linking Tackle Football Before Age 12 With Greater Risk Of Later Health Problems: Does It Hold Up Under Scrutiny?

October 13, 2017 by  
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  Since its recent publication, a study by researchers at Boston University (1) finding that athletes who were less than 12 years old at the time of their first exposure to tackle football had more behavioral and cognitive problems later in life than those whose age of first exposure (AFE) to the sport was later has, predictably, […]

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