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Cheerleading: 10 Ways to Prevent a Sports Related Injury

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Cheerleading takes athleticism. The sport necessitates strength, flexibility, endurance, and dedication.  Injury is a risk in any sport. However, several methods of prevention can be implemented to assist in avoiding injury. Below is a list of 10 ways a cheerleading related injury may be prevented. (more…)

7 Components for Effective Balance Training

Posted on by Lori Diamos

As the winter season approaches, people collectively tend to become apprehensive and cautious of potential slips and falls. It is common to see an increase in slips and falls in the winter because:

  • Icy SidewalkIce makes surfaces slippery so our feet do not have solid purchase when on the ground.
  • Snow makes the bottom of our shoes wet so when we transition from outdoor to indoor surfaces the potential for slipping and sliding on tile, linoleum, or hardwood increases without proper precautions.
  • Snow and ice cause uneven ground surfaces so we are no longer standing on a level base which is more challenging to control.
  • Snow can camouflage or hide potential tripping hazards or dangers buried beneath.
  • Things like black ice are not visible to our eye and therefore our body is not prepared to react when we step on it. (more…)
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