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The Official Size of a Soccer Goal

Depending on whether your team is on offense or defense, a soccer goal can appear huge, or too small to kick the ball past the goalkeeper. In reality, the official size of the goal is the same for high school, college and international competitions. The International Football Federation, or FIFA, oversees soccer on the international […]

How Does Adrenaline Affect an Athlete’s Performance?

The excitement an athlete feels when participating in a sport or activity is the release of adrenalin into their circulatory system. Adrenalin, also known as epinephrine, is the body’s response to stress and at one point, centuries ago, may have made the difference between life and death. Our heightened senses prepared us to either fight […]

Calories in a Philly Cheesesteak

The Philly cheesesteak sandwich usually consists of thinly sliced beef in an Italian roll topped with onions, peppers and cheese. Sometimes these sandwiches have mushrooms as well, and the type of bread and cheese can also vary depending on the recipe used. All this affects the number of calories in your sandwich. The calories in […]

Pinched Nerve Shoulder Exercises

A pinched nerve can cause debilitating pain. It can seemingly come from out of nowhere, waking you up from a night’s sleep, or it can be the result of an accident or sports injury. In many cases, a pinched nerve results in severe pain and disability in the shoulder and upper arm. After treating the […]

Basic Pee Wee Football Plays

Pee wee football serves as a kid’s introduction to the organized version of the sport. When a kid signs up for pee wee football, youth football or Pop Warner, he needs to know that he will be committed to practice at least four days per week and play a game once per week. At practice, […]

Advantages & Disadvantages From Playing Soccer on Turf

Colleges, recreational facilities and even some professional leagues increasingly choose synthetic turf fields over natural grass pitches for soccer. Synthetic turf consists of artificial grass blades stitched into a backing material and interspersed with black rubber beads and sand. Artificial turf solves many problems associated with natural grass turfs; however, some professional soccer players have […]

The Best Exercises for Basketball Players

Basketball is a sport that requires a combination of speed, strength, power, stamina and agility. If you’re lacking in any of these areas, your opponent gains an edge on you. Incorporating the best sport-specific exercises for basketball players into your strength and conditioning program can make you faster, stronger and a better all-around player. The […]

Fun Hockey Games for Kids

Hockey may not be as popular as sports such as baseball, football and basketball (outside of Canada, that is), but it’s every bit as exciting. And while it does take many years of practice to perfect your game, the practice doesn’t have to be boring. You can choose from a variety of fun hockey games […]

Muscle Pain & Bruising After Workouts

Muscle soreness and bruising are extremely common side effects of exercise. While both conditions can cause discomfort, they are not usually serious and tend to heal themselves without the need for treatment. However, there are certain things you can do to relieve the symptoms and prevent soreness and bruising from occurring in the first place. […]

How to Soak the Feet for Toenail Fungus

Toenail fungus, or onychomycosis, is a common condition that causes the toenails to become brittle, thick, discolored and crumbly. Infection with nail fungus may also cause pain, especially if the infection causes the nail to separate from the nail bed. While many over-the-counter and prescription treatments are available for toenail fungus, they are often ineffective […]


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