Participation in team sports as a young person can significantly reduce the long-term likelihood of depression and anxiety for people with childhood trauma. Read the full article here.
Tip: Celebrate safely during the end of the sports season
Make healthy choices and stay alcohol and drug-free to celebrate the end of your sports season. Plan a dinner out with friends and family, host a game or movie night or take an overnight trip to somewhere new. Take time to reflect on the season and prepare for your next sport or enjoy the off-season.
Tip: Train specifically for your sport.
Playing a sport involves perfecting the movement patterns of the sport over and over again. Try to get creative and specific with your training. If you are training for a sport or activity that involves movement in a lot of different directions then you should spend a lot of time doing drills on the ground that involve the movement patterns of your sport. Take 5 – 10 of the main movements of your sport and create both cardio and strength drills for these movements. Give it 4 – 8 weeks and you will notice improvement.
Life of a Student Athlete- Tip of the Week: Signs of dehydration are: muscle fatigue/cramps, coordination decline, decrease in energy, and a reduction in athletic performance
To help prevent dehydration, consume three cups of liquids every 15-20 minutes during activity. Water is the best form of hydration but sports drinks with electrolytes should be used for prolonged exercise at or above 60 minutes long. Hydration can also come from foods such as grapefruit, watermelon, strawberries and cantaloupe.
Tip of the Week: Marijuana causes skill impairment and affects performance potential
Marijuana use can prevent sweating and the body’s ability to regulate its temperature. It can also increase the time needed to learn new information, making it difficult to problem-solve and think quickly during a game.