Is a gluten-free diet healthy for everybody? Why can some athletes play through ACL injuries? Plus mindefulness and sport, and a tip for falling asleep faster. 

 

From an orthopedic surgeon, all the basics of ACL injuries. Why can some athletes play with a torn ACL? Do braces actually help?

http://www.heraldbulletin.com/sports/purdue-s-orthopedic-surgeon-explains-acl-injuries-and-factors-that/article_bd8d8108-ef1b-11e7-a267-abdfcdc2b068.html

 

Mindfulness and Sport.

https://ylmsportscience.com/2017/10/12/effects-of-mindfulness-practice-on-performance-relevant-parameters-and-performance-outcomes-in-sports/

 

Why sleep is essential for the student athlete: Lack of sleep disrupts metabolism, can lead to weight gain and lack of recovery for muscle growth. An article by the President of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association.

http://usatodayhss.com/2018/reducing-risk-in-sports-sleep-is-essential-for-student-athlete-success

 

What’s the deal with a gluten-free (GF) diet? Is there a benefit to being GF if you are healthy? A Doctor at Columbia University says GF is not wellness promoting.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/12/well/eat/gluten-free-grain-free-diet.html

 

Do you struggle to fall asleep at night due to anxiety about everything you have to do the next day? A study at Baylor University shows that taking 5 minutes to write a to-do list before bed helps anxious people get to sleep faster.

https://digest.bps.org.uk/2018/01/15/researchers-say-this-5-minute-technique-could-help-you-fall-asleep-more-quickly/

 

Two studies show sleeping more than 8 hours a night (actually sleeping, not just time in bed) can reduce risk of injury from 64-70%. A better diet can also favorably reduce risk of injury.

https://www.outsideonline.com/2273896/sleeping-and-eating-radical-injury-prevention-plan

 

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