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Concussion: Your brain is your most important asset – so protect it!

We’ve all seen our favorite professional athlete sidelined with a concussion, but they’re actually even more common than you’d think at any age. The CDC reports that one in five high school athletes will experience a sports-related concussion during their sports season.

The number of reported sports-related concussions has also doubled in the past 10 years. Major League Baseball and the National Football League have concussion protocols before allowing a player to return after a head in injury.

Understanding how to prevent concussions, as well as knowing the symptoms, is vital for the safety of all athletes.

Dehydration can be serious! Hydration affects muscle performance and is an important component of injury prevention

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Summer heat has arrived, which can make it difficult to stay adequately hydrated in the Midwest scorching heat and humidity. Dehydration is caused by an excessive loss of water from the body, and it not only affects performance due to fatigue, but also sets up any active person for an increased risk of musculoskeletal injury. There is a significant link that has been shown between dehydration and muscle injuries, and this is because muscles require fluids and electrolytes to function properly.