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Aware: Girls in Sports, Serious Knee injuries

I started become more concerned with my knees as I got into soccer full time. I noticed my body falling apart the past year as I do more sports and exercise, especially my knee. As I started seeing my knees deteriorating and causing me pain, I began to notice that a high percent of girls in soccer had an injury, so I decided to do some research. I began worrying about arthritis until I got a hold of this article demonstrating that girls in Sports, they need to worry about their knees as they are much more likely than guys to get injured.

Here is some reasons why…

The risk goes up for girls once they hit age 12 or 13 and for boys around age 14 or 15. Why? Puberty. This is the time when kids grow faster and their bodies can’t always keep up, which is especially true in the leg’s tibia and femur bones. For girls, hormones also make the ligaments more lax. In boys, the testosterone surge actually helps them increase muscular power and control, allowing them to handle the rapid skeletal growth better.

Know… sports that cause the most of these injuries are ones like soccer, gymnastic, volleyball. and basketball, cheer leading and dance, all of which makes you stop suddenly and turn in different directions.

 

So what now?

You must begin doing exercises that are going to strengthen the hips, quads, hamstrings and glutes and build core strength, such as Pilates and more.

 

Some exercises can be found in the following video:

Watch this It’s serious:

If you are doing the same sport all year, you are stressing these muscles and not strengthening the others.

 

In my case, I play soccer all year long, even more intensely in the summer, the period which I noticed I felt the most pain.
Read more at http://www.arcamax.com/health/healthtips/s-1541962-p2#fFC0cuSfRCTd7MZP.99 

Remember… especially for all you girls out there, take this seriously or you might end up not being able to play anything in the end.

Rest, change activities, and do exercise…

I should take my own advice…

 

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Autism: Possible Prevention?

So studies have been progressing to show Autism in detail and how some experiments in mice have proven that there is indeed a hormone, called Bumetanide, released during labor that prevents hyperactive brain cell firing which begins the process of autism.

Trials in Europe have in fact shown that this drug has diminished the autism symptoms in 60 children aged 3 to 11.

Further testing must be done however it is a simple hope that autism may be helped and/or prevented.

I won’t go into full details, but please visit the link below for further facts.

http://m.arcamax.com/health/healthtips/s-1468350

DIE MOSQUITO DIE!!!

I am certain that Most of us have experienced the dramatic disturbance of mosquitos and bugs in general. While camping, swimming, picnicking, or simply having a nice evening out in the backyard, you just can’t get rid of those blood-sucking beasts, yes Beasts!

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You can put mosquito repellent, known as DEET, and wear all the layers you want, sometimes, you just can’t help it. Mind you, it is not the best idea to be putting this chemicals on your body as it is harmful and unhealthy. So here are some Preventative Measures to help you read a Mosquito’s mind and actions. Be sure to follow these as best as you can to enjoy your time. This is the season, for both us and the mosquitoes. Sad, but true!

1. You can avoid getting bit by staying inside around dawn and dusk.
2. Otherwise, Wear light-colored, long sleeved shirts and long pants, hats and socks.
3. Stay away from water
4. Keep your body temperature at cool and dry and avoid skin chemicals
5. Avoid Bananas, as banana oil attracts mosquitoes!
6. Add more vitamin B1 into your diet to make you less attractive to mosquitoes
7. Regularly consume garlic or garlic capsules
7. Using a simple house fan when doing a night out in the backyard
8. Planting marigolds around your yard which works as a bug repellent from the fragrance that the flowers give off that bugs do not like

Remember: Mosquitoes are attracted to you when you are sweaty and when your skin is in plain view.

Currently, DEET (N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide) is used in more than 230 different products — in concentrations of up to an astounding 100 percent. If a chemical melts plastic or fishing line, it’s not wise to apply it to your skin — and that is exactly what DEET does.Duke University Medical Center pharmacologist Mohamed Abou-Donia spent 30 years researching the effects of pesticides. He discovered that prolonged exposure to DEET can impair cell function in parts of your brain — demonstrated in the lab by death and behavioral changes in rats with frequent or prolonged DEET use.

So here we see how to prevent getting bit, however for more details on these options and remedies for them, please visit the following link as it is important to get detailed information about your options.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/07/22/insect-bite-treatment.aspx?e_cid=20130722_DNL_art_1&utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20130722

Back Pain: Why Me?

Many of us suffer from Back pain, back pain is common through sitting too much, standing too much, and the list goes on.

We have all experienced back pain in some way or another but some of us, it seems much more consistent. Why is that?

Science shows that some are more prone to back pain and this can be explained through the back arc, which may require surgery, this condition is called “Scoliosis”.

It is important to take into consideration that some back pain can be prevented through keeping hydrated, staying active, losing weight and not smoking.

Watch this video and follow this link for more information, and remember to take precautions!

http://fitness.mercola.com/sites/fitness/archive/2013/03/29/back-pain-treatment.aspx?e_cid=20130329_DNL_art_1&utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20130329