Sports That Put Athletes’ Eyes at Risk

Playing sports can be beneficial to athletes’ physical and mental health. American College of Sports Medicine researchers found that middle school students who play sports perform better academically. However, participating in sports comes with certain risks, including the potential to cause harm to parts of the body,

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2021 Play/Ground Festival 10 Days of Art and Activities

2021 Play/Ground Festival Features 10 Days of Public Art and Activities August 6-15 29 artists, 20 projects, 5 sites — all within a 7-mile radius BUFFALO, NY—PLAY/GROUND, a family-friendly, ten-day public art festival featuring curated, site-specific installations by contemporary artists with a focus on the experimental, immersive

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Student Athletes and Abuse of Prescription Painkillers

(NewsUSA) – It has become common to hear about pro sports stars whose lives have been wrecked by misusing prescription painkillers. However, the problem also extends down to the amateur level, including high school and college athletes. At least one study found that 53.3 percent of college

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Playtime: It’s Not Just for Kids, Say Experts

(StatePoint) While most of us associate playtime with childhood, adults are increasingly acknowledging the importance of play and leisure time for themselves. A new survey commissioned by The Genius of Play and conducted by OnePoll finds that 89 percent of adults have learned to appreciate the importance

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How to Help Young Athletes Cope with Defeat

The value of athletic competition for children who like to play sports is undeniable. Though not all kids will want to play sports, those who enjoy competing in organized athletics can benefit in myriad ways. Doctors with the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Sports Medicine and

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Beware the Threat of Overuse Injuries

by Annette Pinder Summer is in full swing, as are summer sports and activities, as people spend more time outside pursuing their fitness goals or engaging in team tryouts. As fitness routines pick up steam, the resulting momentum often propels individuals to fully commit to exercising and

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What’s New at the JCC?

What’s New at the JCC? By Annette Pinder Great things are happening at the JCC. Jim Mahjoubian, Chief Communications Officer at the JCC, has been a television and video producer, a teacher, coach, and mentor. However, Jim says his most rewarding experiences have been creating programs that

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Virtual and Outdoor Events and Resources

Outdoor Activities/Things to Do Visit Rolling Hills Asylum Visit the Botanical Gardens and check their calendar. Botanical Gardens Virtual School Programs. Take a road trip to one of these Epic NYS Waterfalls You Can Drive to In 3 Hours or Less Sign up for a Board &

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Get Fit with These Outdoor Fitness Resources!

Outdoor Activities/Things to Do/Great Ideas! Visit Rolling Hills Asylum Visit the Botanical Gardens and check their calendar. Botanical Gardens Virtual School Programs. Take a road trip to one of these Epic NYS Waterfalls You Can Drive to In 3 Hours or Less Sign up for a Board

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