Pre-Game Warmup Activation

Why do we need to warm up before competition time? Warm-ups have been a part of the sports world for a long time because it helps athletes to prepare physically, mentally, prevent injuries, and enhance performance. It wakes up the body’s communication system between the nervous system and muscular system to ready the body for…

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How to reduce running injuries

The thought of getting hurt or becoming injured  while running is rarely thought of during the early days of childhood. Running as we get older becomes used for different goals, from using running for our cardiovascular training for sports, and as a leisure activity to stay in shape. Although running can be a great form…

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Returning-to-Sport after Covid-19

Athletes and sport organizations alike face a tremendous challenge when dealing with the Covid-19 virus. The SARS-COV-2 virus is a multi-organ pathogen, which can sometimes leave long-term effects  on the lungs, heart, brain, liver and kidneys. The virus creates symptoms similar to the common cold, including but not limited to:  Fever Sore Throat Cough Tiredness…

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Managing Travel and Jet Lag

One of the best parts about being an athlete is getting to travel and represent their Province, Territory or Nation. However, travel especially across multiple time zones can present its challenges as you need to plan for the time difference and how it affects you. Flying to another province or country on an airplane, and…

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The Mental Game’s Most Versatile Skill – A Slow, Steady Breath

Benefits for Practicing a Slow, Steady Breath ➢ reduces overall tension / stress ➢ develops body/ mind awareness ➢ contributes to more emotional control ➢ focuses you on the present moment ➢ develops deeper concentration ability ➢ enhances recovery Here’s What to Practice: Take a slow, deep in-breathe on the count of approximately four. Breathe…

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Benefits of Sleep

True champions discover a secret as they mature as an athlete, rest is a weapon. Sleep is a very important component of rest, allowing your body to recover from training and exercise, and allowing the cells in your brain to refresh, repair, and solidify things you have learned in the day.  Imagine if your body…

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Nutrition for Environmental Conditions

Nutrition and exercise in extreme environments. Another gem from our friends at Performance Nutrition Academy.  Did you know that nutrition can help you tolerate exercise in extreme environmental situations ( heat and cold).  And its not only about running in an extreme race in the desert.  Your environment can be hot like playing beach volleyball…

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What is Long Term Athlete Development? (LTAD)

Did you know that there is actually science behind how to develop children physically to become athletic?  For 25 years science, research and experience all point to the same thing: kids and adults will get active, stay active, and even reach the greatest heights of sport achievement if they do the right things at the right…

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Drug and Doping testing in Sport

With the Beijing Olympics almost complete, the focus of media and athletes/coaches to Drug testing has been heightened.   There is one place to get information for all of this is Canada, and that is the Canadian Center for Ethics in Sport.  Their website is https://cces.ca/.  There is also a downloadable App. This website gives you…

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Concussions

Have you or someone you know suffered a concussion.   Rather than providing a comprehensive resource on Concussions here, we have chosen to provide links to two excellent  Canadian Websites who are funded to stay current on latest research developments and have full time staff to educate people on recognizing , diagnosing, and managing concussions.  …

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