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Young Athletes overuse their bodies and strike out too early

Healthcare, Business Leaders and Professional Athletes Join Forces to
Help Young Athletes Play Safe and Stay Healthy

Rosemont, IL –– Today, leaders in healthcare, wellness, safety and fitness came together to launch the STOP Sports Injuries campaign. The campaign will educate athletes, parents, trainers, coaches and healthcare providers about the rapid increase in youth sports injuries, the necessary steps to help reverse the trend and the need to keep young athletes healthy...

More at http://news.yahoo.com/s/usnw/20100401/pl_usnw/DC79389

Movement Patterns and Young Athletes

 by Dr. Kwame M. Brown

First, we need to understand how the human body works during movements. In a nutshell, the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) controls the muscles so that they can move efficiently to use energy wisely and to avoid injury. The central nervous system, in turn receives information about what’s happening from the muscles. Because of this process, movement patterns become important...

More at http://iyca.org/wordpress/movement-patterns-young-athletes

Get Up, Get out and Go: Research tackles childhood obesity

ScienceDaily (Apr. 4, 2010) — Getting children involved in finding ways to become more physically active can not only make them more aware of local recreational opportunities, but can even help increase their own physical activity...

More at http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/03/100311123535.htm  

Jamie Oliver and the Food Revolution: Teach every child about food