Get Ready to Bounce With This Ball-to-the-Wall Workout

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Have I mentioned that occasionally I get called back to the gym's daycare and my workouts get cut short? I think I have a time or two --- or a million. So sometimes I have to be creative with my workouts, adding a few sprints in the gym or shooting some hoops while the kids run around and roll …
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Don’t Blow a Knee: Prevent ACL Injuries With These Tips

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As kids gear up for fall sports, parents want to know how to keep them safe. One common injury among athletes these days? The injured ACL. The ACL is one of the main ligaments in the knee, and there are between 250,000 and 300,000 ACL injuries each year, almost exclusively in athletes. So how can …
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Kids in Sports? Read This to be a Good ‘Sports Parent’

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You hear those stories of crazy soccer parents who go bonkers when the kids' competition gets to them. Parents forget that sports should be a fun, active experience for the kids—not to mention a good learning experience. Competition is good, of course, but not cutthroat competition when your kids …
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What to Know Before Signing Your Kids Up for Organized Sports

Spring is a comin' and you know what that means: it's just about organized-sports-for-kids time! It's estimated that 20 million kids will register for youth sports this year, many of them for the first time. Are your kids one of them? Or are you thinking of getting your child involved with organized …
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A Doll That Sets a Great Example: Go! Go! Sports Girls Dolls (and a Giveaway!)

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When an email from Go! Go! Sports Girls Dolls landed in my inbox, I got genuinely excited. Unlike some dolls that don't exactly set the best example for little girls, the Go! Go! Sports Girls are designed to promote self-appreciation and the benefits of daily exercise, healthy eating and sleeping …
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