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What Should I Eat Before a Soccer Game?

If you are a recreational soccer player, you might arrive at a game after eating a large meal and find you’re too full to run well during a 90-minute outdoor contest or a 48-minute indoor one. You also might rush to the game without having eaten all day. It’s important to have sufficient glycogen in […]

Healthy Foods for Football Players

Meeting your nutritional needs is an essential factor for successful performance in football. Due to the physical demands of the sport, in which a football player must play with short bursts of energy, you should eat a variety of carbohydrates and proteins to fuel your body. A healthy, low-fat diet that consists of a balance […]

Rules on Pushing in Soccer

Soccer allows a fair amount of legal contact, although it still falls short of being a collision sport like hockey and American football — where frequent, deliberate and permissible violent contact is part of the game. The Laws of Game administered by FIFA, the international governing body of soccer, specify what steps the referee can […]

The Best Exercises for a Herniated Disc

A herniated disc, also sometimes referred to as a slipped or ruptured disc, can cause pain and unusual nerve sensations such as weakness, tingling or numbness. This condition occurs when a spinal disc presses on the nerves from your backbone. Certain exercises may help to alleviate the discomfort and other symptoms of a herniated disc. […]

Shoes for Gym Training

Walking into a department store or sporting goods retailer to buy a pair of athletic shoes can quickly turn into an overwhelming experience. There are many different types of shoes for all sorts of activities. It is easy to find shoes for runners, walkers, rock climbers and basketball players. Usually the shoes are clearly labeled […]

Why Do Soccer Goalkeepers Wear Different Uniforms Than the Rest of the Team?

Soccer goalkeepers spend most of the game far from the action, yet they often stand out from other players due to their bright, distinctive uniforms. Some goalkeepers wear different uniforms for practical reasons, while others do it to enhance their personal style and perhaps intimidate their competitors. If you¡¯re interested in playing goal for an […]

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 reached at specific ages. If you are concerned about your […]

Test Your Knowledge: The Flash

He’s the speedster who can outrun just about every being in the universe. How much do you know about The Flash?

Exercises to Help Loosen a Stiff Knee

Arthritis or another medical condition could be the cause of a stiff knee. Overuse of the joints and muscles in your knee can also cause stiffness. Strengthening your hamstrings, quadriceps and other knee-supporting muscles protects your knees from stress and the shock of impact, according to American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Stretching your muscles improves […]

The Muscles & Body Parts Needed to Kick a Football

Kicking a football — either a round soccer ball, oval American or rugby ball — uses a lot of muscles and joints. A successful kick requires good eye-foot coordination, balance, accuracy, skill and power. Kicking is predominately a lower-body activity but your whole body is involved in maintaining balance and stability. Kicking a football uses […]


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