Building and maintaining strong bones is crucial for children and young athletes. By the time children reach the age of 18, more than 80 percent of their bones have reached full development.
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But did you know that now is one of the best times to take a break from your regularly scheduled sport and cross train? Cross training means to train in different sports. Although many sports are year round, summertime is a reasonable time for many to let those overused muscles rest and train them in different ways
Similar to your yearly well check–up with your physician, this yearly sports screening evaluation (usually required by the schools) tries to help keep kids safe while playing sports. The real focus of this visit is targeted questions related to certain heart conditions (that you may not know you have) that could lead to sudden cardiac death. Although uncommon, sudden death does occur in young athletes each year due to undiagnosed medical conditions (usually heart problems).