Disordered eating: Affects more than we realize

By Kary Woodruff
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Last week was Eating Disorder Awareness week, which brings attention to the 20 million women and 10 million men struggling with clinically significant eating disorders in the United States (National Eating Disorders Association). However, not only is it important to heighten awareness of the prevalence of eating disorders – which has been increasing steadily since 1950 – but also to disordered eating.

How to Handle a Concussion

By Anne Russo, PhD
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A concussion is a traumatic brain injury and should always be taken seriously. While in the past, athletes in particular would be encouraged to “walk it off,” current research demonstrates the dangers of this practice. Here's what you SHOULD do in the event of a concussion (and how to recognize that you have one).

How to eat like an Olympian

By Kary Woodruff
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For Olympic athletes training for a gold medal, it is more than just hours spent practicing their sport. Ask any Olympian and they’ll tell you that nutrition is also a major component of their training plan. Improper fueling during training and competition can mean the difference between first and second place, so following a sound nutrition plan is essential for optimal performance and recovery. While you may not be training up to 6 hours a day, 6 days per week, eating like an Olympian can certainly help you to achieve your performance goals. Here are key points to develop your nutrition plan.