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Do Physically Active Children Attain Higher Academic Achievement?

Physically active youngsters seem to have an advantage when it comes to academic achievement. They retain more information in memory to process actions and decisions. They learn, focus and manage their impulses better than others. And regions of their brains critical to mental performance appear to be larger and to connect better with one another....

Do Team Sports Offer Health Advantages that Other Activities Do Not?

Children and adolescents move, play and engage in sports in lots of different ways. They skip rope, throw balls, jog alone or compete on teams against one another—all healthy ways to be active. In recent years, researchers have begun to explore whether some of these activities are more closely linked than others to specific health benefits over time....

Muscle Cramping In the Heat

Muscle cramping is the bane of athletes exercising in the heat. It's a painful condition that can range from annoying to disabling. That makes it important to know how to prevent one. ...

Movement, play and sports: What are the benefits?

Sports, movement and play yield abundant benefits and can enhance the physical, mental and social health of children, today and long into the future. Just about any kind of activity is beneficial, from brisk walking, cycling or pickup games to after-school training and team sports...

Concussion Key Facts

A concussion is an injury to the brain. Recognizing it is critical for a full recovery....

Concussion FAQs

Can blood scans or imaging scans diagnose a concussion or detect recovery? What is the chance a high school or college athlete will have a concussion? Do helmets prevent concussions?...

Are Concussions In Soccer Preventable?

The popularity of soccer has soared in recent decades, in part because parents perceive it to be safer than other sports. Yet it’s important to understand its risks...

Is Heading In Soccer Dangerous?

In boys’ and girls’ soccer, most concussions happen during collisions between two players—not between a player and a ball—often while the players wrangle for a header in the air...

Deciding Whether to Go Back to Sports

Deciding whether an athlete can safely return to sports—or whether sports risk too much harm—is the responsibility of a trained healthcare provider judging the individual circumstances of a particular young athlete...

Concussion Basics

Diagnosing a concussion is challenging. Learn the immediate symptoms and signs here ...

Beat the Summer Heat

In this compilation of stories, find out what science says about training in the summer...

Understanding Heat Stroke in 7 Steps

Athletes can develop life-threatening exertional heat stroke (EHS) for a variety of reasons. But there is virtually no reason for EHS to occur when coaches and conditioning personnel put their players’ safety first...

Training in the Heat Resources

The following resources provide in-depth information, tips and tools on the prevention, recognition and treatment of exertional heat illness ...

Myth: ‘Cocoon Therapy’ Helps a Concussion

Two recent guidelines from U.S. and international experts have introduced new but subtle recommendations that undercut a style of treatment for sports concussion known as “cocoon therapy” ...

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