For kids, getting back to school after the long summer break is filled with the excitement of meeting up with their friends and starting up again with their favorite sports. But did you know that more than 775,000 children, ages 14 and younger, and are treated in emergency rooms for sports-related injuries each year?
Summer’s here, and so is the Texas sun and heat. Be careful this summer as the months of June, July and August are when temperatures and humidity peak to its highest.
Want a sharp mind? Try getting more exercise
Regular exercise comes with plenty of well-known health benefits, such as improved heart health, weight loss, stronger joints, increased energy, reduced odds of diabetes, lower blood pressure and improved mood.
People who exercise in the morning are more likely to stick to their fitness routines and reach their goals than those who work out later in the day. But being jolted out of sleep by an alarm can make anyone feel bitter about waking up to work out.
Exercising in hot weather can be stressful on your body. But there is also some research to suggest that working out in the heat and humidity can improve performance for athletes.