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Do You Need a VO2 Max Assessment?

September 9, 2019

VO2 Max assessments determine how much oxygen you can transport and use during exercise, also called aerobic capacity. The test takes about 20 minutes and involves performing exercise while wearing a specialized max to measure your oxygen intake and output. You may also wear a heart rate monitor. A high VO2 max measurement, measured in […]READ MORE

Concussions and Sports: What Are the Risks?

August 8, 2019

Any sport carries some risk of concussion, but some may be more dangerous than others. As school sports start up again, it’s important you understand what risks student athletes face when they get in the game. Sports With the Most Concussions Concussions are caused when the head is moved quickly back and forth, such as […]READ MORE

How ACL Injuries Lead to Arthritis in Young People

July 7, 2019

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears and injuries are common in teens and young adults. They are one of the most common sports injuries and more likely to affect women than men. But while the ACL tear may be devastating enough, keeping you out of the game for months, it can also have terrible long-term effects. […]READ MORE

Stay Safe During Open Water Swims

May 5, 2019

In Hampton Roads, we’re lucky to have access to the Atlantic Ocean off our beautiful beaches. For avid swimmers, the ocean presents a unique challenge and workout. But swimming in open water is not without its risks. Whether you’ve participated in open-water swimming before or are looking to add it to your workout routine, review […]READ MORE

The Most Common Sports Eye Injuries And How to Avoid Them

April 4, 2019

Each year, more than 40,000 athletes experience eye injuries while playing sports, but more than 90 percent of these injuries can be prevented. During Sports Eye Injury Awareness Month, learn how you can avoid these painful injuries and maintain your vision. Common Sports Eye Injuries Sports eye injuries are usually caused by direct blows to […]READ MORE

The Four Best Exercises For Your Heart

March 3, 2019

Spring will be here soon, along with warmer weather and the opportunity to exercise more outdoors. It’s a good time to reflect on the ways you can improve on your lifestyle and improve your heart health. A key aspect of cardiovascular health is to get your heart pumping regularly with exercise. Luckily, many types of […]READ MORE

Prevent Winter Sports Injuries with These Tips

February 2, 2019

In 2017, more than 220,000 thousand people suffered injuries related to winter sports like skiing, snowboarding and ice skating. From dislocated shoulders to concussions, fractures to sprains, winter sports present unique dangers to active individuals. Stay healthy all winter long by following these tips from Bon Secours In Motion experts. Wear the Right Gear Snow […]READ MORE

Why You Should Eat a Snack After Your Workout

January 1, 2019

During a workout, you push your body hard. You use up the glycogen stores in your muscles. You even break down or damage some proteins in your muscles. Basically, your muscles are stressed and need the time—and energy—to heal themselves. A great snack with 30 minutes of finishing your workout is a key way to […]READ MORE

How to Feed Your College Athlete on Thanksgiving Break

November 11, 2018

When your athlete comes home for school breaks, it may seem like they eat you out of house and home. Young athletes have fast metabolism and need food to fuel their performance, especially if they continue to work out over school breaks. A healthy diet not only keeps their energy up, it can help them […]READ MORE

How Winter Sport Athletes Can Prepare for Success Now

October 10, 2018

Whether you play basketball or hockey or wrestle or swim, you can prepare now for a great season. To become an elite athlete, you can’t be focused on your sport only during the season; you need to work on improving your strength and speed in the off-season, too. If your sport is in the offseason, Bon […]READ MORE