By Dr. David Geier, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

High school and college football teams start their practices for the fall season in the brutal heat of the summer. Young players and their parents and coaches should start getting kids prepared for these conditions now to decrease the risk of heat illness when practice starts.…

Written by Alexandra Black, Health Promotion Manager at IHRSA

Sometimes life’s distractions get in the way of working out. Busy schedules, last minute emergencies, planned vacations, and that head cold going around can all make it harder to be physically active on a regular basis. It’s often like a growing snowball, as one day off turns into the week, turns into the month.…

Written by the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association wants people to lace up and get moving on National Walking Day, Wednesday, April 6th, to kick off a month-long focus on physical activity and a more active lifestyle.

These days, we’re spending more time at work and sitting in front of a screen than ever before.…

Written by Dr. David Geier, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

March is National Athletic Training Month. If you coach or work at a high school, or know someone who plays high school sports, you should inquire about the presence of an athletic trainer during sports practices and games. If the school does not currently have access to an athletic trainer, parents, coaches, and the athletic director should work together to try to arrange for athletic trainer coverage.…

Written by David Brown, Senior Behavioral Scientist, Physical Activity and Health Branch, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Originally posted August 20, 2015 on the CDC Preventing Chronic Disease Dialogue blog

Public health practitioners, ideally with support from one or more community partners, can help promote physical activity through mall walking programs.…

Written by Dr. David Geier, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

With the growth of the X Games, winter “extreme” sports like freestyle skiing and snowboarding are as popular as ever. These sports send athletes far into the air and down the slopes and ramps at tremendous speeds. Injuries, especially concussions and other traumatic brain injuries (TBI), unfortunately can occur.…