Known for its speed and rugged physicality, hockey can be an extremely dangerous sport due to the razor-sharp skates, swinging sticks and rock-hard pucks, not to mention the slick playing surface. Players must wear extensive equipment to protect themselves from the game¡¯s various rigors. Incredibly, the hockey helmet, which should …

Running is a great form of exercise that strengthens the heart, maintains bone and muscle mass, and aids in the regulation of blood pressure and glucose levels. While the benefits of running are numerous, the risks should not be ignored. In fact, runners may be prone to the development of …

The Olympic Games that we know today are very different from the original Olympics that took place in Olympia, Greece, more than 2,700 years ago. Since then, they have been held all over the world, been attended by more than 200 countries and have included many different sports. Some Olympic …

Soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world partially due to the fast-paced excitement it generates on the field. Soccer is not only an enjoyable sport to participate in and watch but it also offers valuable benefits to the athlete. Soccer players benefit physically and mentally and …

Although soccer can be an entertaining form of exercise, the running and jumping involved can put you at risk for injuries and conditions that cause heel pain. It can vary in severity, ranging from a mild ache to a debilitating pain that keeps you from playing or practicing. Because it …

While researchers often disagree about the relationship between watching violent television programs and aggressive behavior in children, there are enough indicators of a correlation for you to consider limiting your children’s TV viewing of violent programming, according to the Media Awareness Network. As a rule, studies show that children exposed …

Touch football is a high-paced and physically demanding sport played throughout the United States. Touch football allows the excitement of American football, with a reduced risk of injury compared with the full-contact version of the sport. Touch football training drills should work on the fundamental skills of the game such …

Your lower body is the key to effective training for football. Every initial movement in football is started by the lower body applying force to the ground to move. Your legs must be able to produce maximum speed and quickness at any given moment. Focus on exercises that are ground-based …

NFL and NCAA football officials use the ¡°10-second runoff rule¡± to punish teams for committing certain penalties that stop the clock in the final minute of either half — or in the overtime period, in the case of NFL games. If the game clock has less than 10 seconds left …