Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries

“No matter how much attention is directed toward the general principles of injury prevention, the nature of participation in physical activity dictates that sooner or later injury will occur” – my Athletic Training textbook. I’m currently enrolled in a class called Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries. It’s a very exciting subject for me, especially since I’m so physically active and so injury prone. We … Continue reading Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries

I exercise regularly, so I’m in good shape, right? *5 components of fitness*

It’s easy to get caught up a static exercise routine. I used to do the elliptical for an hour at a time at a moderate pace, 5 days a week, and that was my workout. I did this for a few years, all the while considering myself a fit person. But there is so much more to fitness than cardiovascular and respiratory endurance. I’ve also … Continue reading I exercise regularly, so I’m in good shape, right? *5 components of fitness*

Running hurts my body, but I’ll never stop

Achy knees, stiff lower back, sore calves, all for that runners high and accelerated heart rate. I regret to say I’m injury prone when it comes to musculoskeletal issues. I tore my ACL in my left knee and required reconstructive surgery over 11 years ago, since then I decided running was not for me and I found other ways to work on my cardiorespiratory endurance. … Continue reading Running hurts my body, but I’ll never stop