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Kevin Bacon said, “Dancing is not a crime!”, he was right, but is it a sport!

How do you define a sport? Well Merriam-Webster says it’s “a contest or game in which people do certain physical activities according to a specific set of rules and compete against each other” and “a physical activity that is done for enjoyment.”

Many would argue that dance absolutely falls under these criteria and that dancers must have stamina, balance and strength – all of which any athlete require.  Dancers put intense strain on their bodies and suffer injury just like any other athlete. So yes, Kevin Bacon, dance is a sport and dancers are indeed athletes.

The use, misuse, and abuse of opioid drugs is reaching epidemic proportions and have become a cause for much concern in the sports medicine community. According to Dr. Sileo, “The incidence of opioid use and dependence has increased exponentially among the general and athletic population alike.” Prescriptions for narcotic pain medications have increased over the past few years for both professional and nonprofessional athletes, and there has also been an increase in addiction and overdose-related deaths. Also of note, these drugs are being shared by teammates, coaches, and family members.

As warm breezes give way to brisk winds, and summer’s rich, green landscapes are miraculously transformed into autumn’s most beautiful palette of amber and vermillion, there comes the realization there’s a physical price to pay for the oohs and aahs of leaf watching. It happens quickly… when the elms, oaks and maples grow tired of the foliage burden, and deposit their sea of color all over your yard.

Does Compression Sportswear Actually Work?

Ever notice those pro athletes wearing one long sleeve? Compression garments are super-tight garments used in an effort to boost an athlete’s performance and recovery. These garments also tend to claim that they will make you feel better, reduce pain, and give you added strength and vigor.

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