Health & Safety
The subject of impact sensors has been in the news a lot in the last couple of weeks. As someone who has been writing about and beta testing impact sensors for the past five years, Brooke de Lench weighs in on the controversy.
Sports
In its ongoing effort to minimize the risk of injury in high school football, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Football Rules Committee has expanded the penalty on unnecessary roughness to include contact with a defenseless player, one of six changes to the 2015 football rules the committee recommended and subsequently adopted by the NFHS Board.
Successful Parenting
The trend towards early specialization in youth sports seems to be accelerating, despite strong evidence that it is not necessary to achieve elite athlete status. To separate fact from fiction, here are answers to three of the most frequently asked questions about early sport specialization.
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Nutrition
An athlete's nutritional needs can usually be met by eating a well-balanced diet, eliminating the need for supplements, says sports nutritionist Nancy Clark.
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by Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD
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Health & Safety
Substituting 45 minutes of supervised school-based strength training for 2 of 3 regular PE classes significantly increased upper and lower body strength in healthy schoolchildren aged 10 to 14 years, and significantly increased daily spontaneous physical activity outside the training for boys.

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