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Tips to Avoid Injuries After A Long Break From Sports

July 7, 2020

When you’ve been away from sports for a long time due to injury or a pandemic, your body has been deconditioned. You’ve lost muscle, some of your skills and some of your speed. While you might want to immediately play at the level you were before or speed up your training to get there faster, […]READ MORE

How to Work Out Safely During COVID-19

June 6, 2020

Many athletes are now able to return to gyms, to practices and to training facilities to get back into shape and prepare for summer and fall sports. Even if you are anxious to start reconditioning your body and getting ready for the season, you have to remember that COVID-19 is still spreading. You’ll need to […]READ MORE

Training When Your Season is Cancelled

May 5, 2020

Unfortunately, COVID-19 has caused the cancellation of many sports seasons. From Little League baseball to the NBA, high school track to the Summer Olympics, athletes across the globe are missing out on the competitive season they have been training all year for. Hopefully, sports will return in the fall and winter. Hopefully, you will have […]READ MORE

How to Stay Fit During Quarantine

April 4, 2020

At Bon Secours In Motion, we recommend everyone practice social distancing to help keep us all healthy. For athletes used to practices, games and trips to the gym, quarantine can feel particularly difficult.  But just because you are staying home doesn’t mean you can’t stay fit. You can use these tips and tricks to keep […]READ MORE

The Latest Technologies to Up Your Game

March 3, 2020

New technologies using GPS, heart rate trackers, and motion trackers are giving you more insight into your sports performance and abilities than ever. With the help of athletic trainers and other experts, you can take this data and turn it into major gains. If you want more data on your performance, you can look into […]READ MORE

Why You Should Play More Than One Sport

February 2, 2020

As athletics becomes increasingly competitive at a younger and younger age, more athletes are choosing to specialize in just one sport. In addition to their school season, they play club or travel leagues, allowing them to play their sport all year long. But while intense focus on one sport may improve your skills, you may […]READ MORE

How Long Should You Warm Up Before a Workout

January 1, 2020

If you have a jam-packed day and just want to get to the good part of your workout, it can be tempting to skip a warmup. Warmups are slow and can be boring—but they are vital to your performance and overall health. Why You Should Warm Up Whether you’ve been sitting at a desk all […]READ MORE

Top Reasons to Change Up Your Workout in Winter

December 12, 2019

Even in a warm region like Hampton Roads, winter poses challenges to your workout. Chill temperatures and dark evenings make your runs more dangerous, while cold air can hurt your lungs. But winter may be the best time to switch up your workout. And that change-up may even offer benefits, like: Lower Risk for Injury […]READ MORE

How to Enjoy Your Offseason—But Stay in Shape

November 11, 2019

Your offseason is an important time to give your body a rest. Playing the same sport, year-round, puts you at a high risk for overuse injuries and other problems that can keep you out of the game. Though the offseason is an important break, it’s also important that you maintain your strength, flexibility, and speed. […]READ MORE

Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Sports: Be Safe and Prepared

October 10, 2019

Between 1 in 40,000 and 1 in 80,000 athletes experience sudden cardiac arrest each year, even very young and healthy athletes. This life-threatening condition occurs when the heart stops pumping, leading to fainting, loss of blood flow, and loss of breathing.  In athletes, sudden cardiac arrest usually occurs due to undiagnosed heart conditions like cardiomyopathy […]READ MORE