Yogalates for Weight Loss

The benefits of yoga and Pilates can be found in Yogalates, an exercise method combining the strength of Pilates and the flexibility of yoga. The workout integrates yoga and Pilates training using a mind-body connection for improved physical, emotional and spiritual levels. With improved breathing,…

Children’s Fine and Gross Motor Skills

Motor skills occur when the brain, nervous system and muscles all work together to make movements. Your child will develop fine and gross motor skills through directed activities and periods of free and independent play. Although every child is different, there are certain milestones usually…

Ankle Tendinitis Symptoms and Treatment

Ankle tendinitis refers to short-term inflammation of the tendons that surround the ankle joint. Tendons are fibrous tissue that connect muscle to bone and enable movement of the joint. Thirteen tendons cross the ankle joint. Ankle tendinitis can occur with increased use or an ankle…

Tee Ball Baseball Drills

Although tee ball games are fun for both players and coaches, baseball skill development during practices is just as important, if not more important than winning games. As a tee ball coach, you should conduct age-appropriate and engaging drills during each practice session to teach…

Caloric Intake for Football Players

Football is one of the most physically demanding sports in the world, and players need to fuel their bodies appropriately for optimal performance. Diets with caloric intakes twice that of the average person are not uncommon during the most grueling training periods. The exact amount…

The Effect of Tea on the Performance of Athletes

Americans love their tea; the United States ranks 13th in global tea consumption at just under 1/2 lb. of tea consumed per person per year in 2002. Because of the stimulating effect of caffeinated teas, you may consider drinking tea to improve your athletic performance….

How to Know If a Hamstring Is Torn

Located behind the thigh, the hamstrings are a group of muscles associated with the movement of the hip and knee joints. Athletes participating in sports such as soccer, basketball and tennis or other activities involving sprinting are more prone to hamstring injuries, reports the Mayo…

Basketball Training Camps in & Around Pittsburgh

Basketball is one of the world¡¯s most popular sports for boys and girls of all ages and abilities. Things are no different in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania¡¯s second-largest city. This can be evidenced by the array of basketball camps in and around the city, all of which…

3V3 Soccer Drills

The full-field, 11-a-side version of soccer always contains within it a series of three-versus-three games, where the main ball handler and her two closest teammates, usually in a triangle shape, play the nearest defenders. Thus 3v3 soccer drills as they are called in soccer parlance…