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Exercise Induced Asthma

woman in park with asthma inhaler

When vigorous or prolonged exercise is the cause of an asthma attack, it is called Exercise-Induced Bronchospasm (EIB).   Second only to allergies, exercise is the most common trigger for asthma.  An EIB attack usually lasts only a few minutes, but in rare cases, may last up to several hours.  Exercise-Induced Bronchospasm can severely hamper […]

Flexibility and Stretching

girl stretching

Flexibility is defined as the range of motion of a joint.  It can be increased and refined through proper stretching exercises.  Often the terms flexibility and stretching are used synonymously.  However, an athlete can be flexible without stretching and conversely, an athlete can stretch without gaining flexibility.  Appropriate flexibility can greatly enhance an athletes’ success. […]

The Serious Side of Supplements

vitamin supplements on store shelf

Many athletes take dietary supplements, including vitamins, herbs, minerals, amino acids, and others, in an effort to improve their performance and health.  If you plan on taking dietary supplements be aware and use caution!  Dietary supplements unlike medications do not have to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for safety or effectiveness.  […]