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Kids Shouldn’t Focus On One Sport

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Do your kids play ONE sport year round? Well, that may NOT be what is best. According to a new study from Loyola University, it may contribute to more injuries.

“We saw a pretty significant difference with this intensity of training, along with specialization,” said study author Neeru Jayanthi. “Kids who are not super-specific do better. They’re cross-trained, so they’re conditioned for other movements.”

The repetitive use of the same muscles puts kids at risk. So does the increasing intensity of the competition. Young people are developing adult-type sports skills in a child’s body.

When I was in school, we played every sport. I’m not sure when it changed, but maybe it should have stayed the way it was! :-)

Source: U.S. News & World Report

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