Concussions aren’t just for football players When the topic of concussions comes up, most of our minds go to football. A great deal of attention has been devoted to concussions in the NFL especially with the concussion settlement awards reaching $500,000,000 in less than 2 years, but football isn’t the most common cause of concussions.
Higher Stress, Lower Health Stress is a common experience in the United States. Chances are you’ve got symptoms from stress. Over 75% of Americans experience regular physical symptoms of stress and just under 75% report psychological symptoms. Fatigue, upset stomach, headaches, irritability, and low energy are just a few of the signs you might be
Don’t drink too much: hydration for athletes. Ensuring proper hydration for student athletes is not as easy as you might think. The fluids and electrolytes in our bodies are balanced at very specific levels. A change as little as 1% creates physiologic changes that can decrease performance. While most athletes tend towards the side of
Are heavy backpacks responsible for back pain? When I look at the shelf struggling to hold the weight of my textbooks I can’t believe I tried carrying some of these to class every day. I think most of us would agree that heavy backpacks can cause back pain or at least sore shoulders. Many articles
Smartphone Use and Text Neck Over the past decade, mobile phone use has exploded. Today, 95% of Americans have a mobile phone and 77% have a smart phone. This even more recent trend of mobile computing has only added to the problem known as Text neck. Now, in addition to bending the head forward to text,