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Obesity is a leading cause of preventable illness and death in North America. In recent years, the number of overweight people in industrialized countries has increased significantly, so much so that the World Health Organization (WHO) has called obesity an epidemic. In the United States, over 65% of the adult population is overweight. In Canada, about 40% to 60% of adults have a weight problem. Enter Diamond Dallas Page Yoga (DDP Yoga). This is not traditional yoga, it’s a hybrid workou
Over three quarters of children have either been victims of bullying or observers of such abuse, and 1 out of every 5 kids reports frequent bullying that makes their life miserable. These statistics are really scary, especially when it comes to recreational sports, competitive athletics and teams. Bullying occurs because the individual dishing out the behavior uses it to meet one of life's five basic needs: life, happiness, caring, control, or purpose. Bullying is harmful because, at the same time as it meets the bully's need for control, it deprives the victim of his or her need for happiness and control of their own life and situation.
Early intervention and working with athletes to be “good team players” can drastically help. Coaches must learn the difference between “fair play and foul play” and must do a better job to correct the power imbalance that takes place between the bully and the victim.
We can do more to curb and prevent bullying. Join the movement and conversation with Dr. Joel Haber to find out how you can recognize and deal with the effects of bullying in sport. We’re LIVE at 7pm on Wednesday May 22, 2013 at BEYONDtheCheers on blogtalkradio. Dial-in TOLL FREE 1-877-357-2448 in Canada and United States to ask a question, or email in advance.
Aging isn’t easy, especially for retired athletes. But it’s inevitable.
And despite daily fitness, a healthy diet and taking time to rest, the body needs more time to heal properly as we age. Baby boomers are one of the most active aging populations in history, with over 8,000 per day enrolling in Medicare.
“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.” Muhammad Ali, The Greatest
Muhammad Ali may have given all he had physically; including repeated abuse to his body. But he has made an effort to stay fit, despite losing portions of his physical and mental wellness. Ali has said he doesn’t feel sorry for himself and doesn’t want others to feel sorry for him either.
We are all getting older. Wouldn’t it be better for all of us to learn about aging-and embrace it and adapt-- rather than to deny it and fear it?
Sifu Slim joins us in conversation to share his vast knowledge on how you can get off of the side-lines and back into the game. Be a part of the chat LIVE at BEYONDtheCheers on blogtalkradio on Wednesday May 15 @ 7PM EST. Dial-in TOLL FREE 1-877-357-2448 in Canada and United States to ask a question, or email in advance.
During the 2012-2013 partial season lockout die-hard pro hockey fans felt let down by the players and alienated from the bargaining process.
Those that usually thrive amidst the NHL hockey season, suffered as well during the season disruption;
Thousands of people throughout North America were laid off during the lockout Cutbacks were felt by patrons frequenting their favorite establishment only to find service slow due to lack of staff. The NHL lockout greatly affected the economy everywhere from tourism to fan trinkets Full-time and part-time staff of the concession booths, retail outlets and other business were affected We all recognize that hockey today is first, big business, and secondly, a sport. It's the fans who keep this business afloat. But of all the interest groups involved in hockey, fans are generally at the bottom of the pecking order, while paying top dollar at the ticket office.
Patt Leggs, representative of the NHLFA, shares his passion and devotion to the cause of getting fan representation in the hallowed NHL boardroom. Join us in conversation with Patt LIVE Wednesday, May 1st @ 7PM EST at BEYONDtheCheers on blogtalkradio. Dial-in TOLL FREE 1-877-357-2448 in Canada and United States to ask a question, or email in advance.
Today parents, athletes and sport associations are caught up in a concussion conundrum! While education and awareness about concussions is attracting more attention, the legal path of concussive incidents is one seldom ventured or understood.
Now, policies, products, rules and the law are beginning to address the issue head on (pun intended). States, provinces and countries are looking to establish legal guidelines regarding who should be responsible for the athletes and their safety. “While the National Football League (NFL) has made several sweeping changes to its player safety regulations over the last decade, Dr. Robert Cantu, of Sport Legacy Institute, said those standards aren’t being replicated in youth football”
It’s time for the nation to wake up and demand that those in charge of full-contact youth sports be held accountable. Parents of aspiring young football players need assurance that the safety of their children, ages five to fourteen, is a priority. It may be time for parents to demand changes to the rules and policies in youth football for whenever a child suffers a head injury. Katherine “Price” Snedaker and Paul Anderson share their knowledge on how the law and how concussions can affect you and your kids. Listen or call in LIVE on Wednesday May 8, @ 7PM EST at BEYONDtheCheers on blogtalkradio. Dial-in TOLL FREE 1-877-357-2448 in Canada and United States to ask a question, or email in advance.
We can’t ignore head injuries anymore. Athletes in North America sustain 3.8 million brain injuries each year and yet they are reluctant to report brain injuries. Players feel pressure to shake it off to remain in the game. There is a stigma attached to the word concussion.
The fact is; NO mouth guard, football helmet, helmet padding or soccer headband has yet been shown to reduce the risk of concussion. But there are alternatives that will draw attention to some of the head injuries that go unnoticed. Impact Intelligence System, which includes a specially designed mouth guard, is able to transmit “real time” head impact data through a wireless network on the sidelines. While it does not prevent or diagnose concussions, the Impact Intelligence System tracks and monitors information on blows to the head, as they are happening, for players wearing mouth guards embedded with this new technology.
We are joined by Dr. Monroe Elkin to share, with the BEYONDtheCheers team of listeners, the benefits and technology behind this revolutionary new mouth guard. Join in the conversation LIVE on Wednesday April 24 @ 7PM EST at BEYONDtheCheers on blogtalkradio. Dial-in TOLL FREE 1-877-357-2448 in Canada and United States to ask a question, or email in advance.
Daniel Brett loved the game of football. Even as his football career began at the age of eleven, Daniel’s dream was to play for the University of Miami Hurricane. He was tough and versatile playing offense, defense and special teams, rarely leaving the field.
He loved it and was good at it.
Daniel suffered a number of concussions during his young playing career, but never complained. He never told anyone he was hurt until August 24, 2009.
Daniel never told anyone – neither coaches nor his parents – how many times he got hit in the head, was sick, dizzy, and had headaches. A Tylenol here and there was all he asked for.
Eventually he was diagnosed with post-concussion syndrome.
Nothing helped his chronic headaches, growing depression, sluggishness, nor his apathy. Daniel’s value judgment and behavior deteriorated as he tried in vain to alleviate his pain through self-medication.
Daniel took his own life in May 2011 as a result of the several disabilities resulting from his brain injury.
Dealing with a child with post-concussion syndrome doesn’t come in the parents manual for kids.
Diana Brett joins us in conversation to share her family’s story with others to raise parental awareness. Listen or call in LIVE on Wednesday April 17 @ 7PM EST at BEYONDtheCheers on blogtalkradio. Dial-in TOLL FREE 1-877-357-2448 in Canada and United States to ask a question, or email in advance.
Cody Giroux and his teammates joked and laughed as they laced up their skates in the dressing room when one of the boys’ fathers stormed in.
He was upset over the fact that his son had been hit during a team practice.
The father, Steven Olsen, stomped directly over to Eric Giroux, the coach, and declared:”I have a problem here. It seems there’s a kid here who likes to use his stick. My kid’s shins are all bruised up.’”
Cody began to smile uneasily. Olsen turned to him and said, “You think that’s funny, your turn will come,” with much anger in his voice.
That was two years ago.
Lingering tensions and fear from that day were rekindled this past fall when Olsen was named coach of the team where Cody was to play. Cody and his family were concerned about the man’s aggressive behaviour but hockey’s governing body would not allow Cody to play elsewhere.
The Giroux family faced only one alternative. Move somewhere else so Cody could continue to play the game he loves - a travesty for a family deep rooted in their community for the past 15 years.
The Giroux story is not an isolated incident.
Join us when Elaine Cook, an expert on bullying in sport, will provide answers to many questions on dealing with this escalating problem. We will also be joined by a family who know only too well the effects of bullying on the part of the coaches. Be a part of the conversation LIVE for the Wednesday April 10 @ 7PM EST at BEYONDtheCheers on blogtalkradio. Dial-in TOLL FREE 1-877-357-2448 in Canada and United States to ask a question, or email in advance.
Do your kids worry about what their friends, team members, parents, coaches and friends' friends think of their performance? This is a common challenge for children in the sports world and can break their focus and affect their confidence. Worry limits mental resiliency and is a sports no-no
Indeed, knowing what to focus on and when is key to building confidence for young athletes. A focus on practical and achievable skills helps to eliminate fear. How to be the ultimate parent
Learn how to become the ultimate parent and help your child avoid the potential emotional pitfalls he or she may experience in their sport before they occur.
Join the conversation when we talk with Dr. Patrick Cohn LIVE Wednesday, March 27 @ 7PM EST at BEYONDtheCheers on blogtalkradio. Dial-in TOLL FREE 1-877-357-2448 in Canada and United States to ask a question, or email in advance.
Retiring professional baseball players, like pitcher Jim Hannan, keep the love the game alive. Stepping out of the dugout after the final pitch is the first move into actively sharing their time and passion for their sport as ambassadors of the game. Major League Baseball Alumni Association is more than a collection of aging ball players. The charitable wing of the organization has raised more than $21 million; benefiting groups such as Children's Hospital, American Diabetes, Boys and Girls Clubs, Cystic Fibrosis, Special Olympics, Leukemia Society of America, the Salvation Army, Meals on Wheels and Little League Baseball.
Jim Hannan, retired pitcher, joins us LIVE Wednesday April 3rd @ 7PM EST at BEYONDtheCheers on blogtalkradio. Dial-in TOLL FREE 1-877-357-2448 in Canada and United States to ask a question and talk with us or send an e-mail to us in advance of the show.
Have you ever wondered why in-fighting is so common on sports teams?
Some athletes with huge egos can be such drama queens. Confrontations go from private locker room rivalries to snarky tweets that go viral. It hurts the team dynamics and it induces bad behavior in fans young and old.
So how is this detrimental to the team? What are the associated risks?
Your favorite team is likely to implode if the players don’t learn to handle conflict productively. Coaches who yell “Shut up and play!” only make matters worse. Ignoring the underlying issues will not make them go away. What can the coach and players do to minimize these conflicts?
They can start with seeking advice on what can be done to defuse team drama in your hometown. Teach teamwork and communication skills to kids and begin early. Start in the peewee leagues. Teach pro athletes how to do the same thing. Old dogs can learn new tricks! Join me while I ask Dr. Robyn Odegaard for her take on this issue LIVE Wednesday March 13 @ 7PM EST at BEYONDtheCheers on blogtalkradio. Dial-in TOLL FREE 1-877-357-2448 in Canada and United States to ask a question and talk with us or e-mail in advance.
There are many terms used to describe injuries to the head. Concussion, mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), mild closed head injury and mild somatic brain injury have been used frequently in the athletic world. This adds to the confusion of the general public when seeking information about concussive incidents. More education is needed. Even in the medical field more education is required. About 160 out of 233 newly graduated chief residents are uncomfortable treating an athlete with a concussion. Who else is affected? Concussions can affect more than the individual who sustained the injury. The negative impact on the family may include risk of suicide, divorce, chronic unemployment, financial duress due to lost earnings and substance abuse. This has a cascade effect on the rest of the family. Spouses and kids report depression and social isolation from broken family relationships.
There are many myths associated with concussions. Join us in conversation with Dr. Don Brady and Dr. Flo Brady LIVE on Wednesday March 13th @ 7PM EST at BEYONDtheCheers on blogtalkradio. Dial-in TOLL FREE 1-877-357-2448 in Canada and United States to ask a question, or email us in advance of our show.