Scientific American recently released an article detailing findings on head injury differences between genders. Their findings revealed “the median recovery time for girls was 28 days—more than double that of boys, which was 11 days”.
As more findings like this come to light, it makes it evermore clear that we need to protect our young athletes from head injuries.
A helpful article reiterating the importance eggs can play in an athlete’s diet. They go over recipes and ways to get these “nutritional powerhouses” into your routine.
They’re cheap, they’re tasty, and each one is a total nutritional powerhouse. A single extra-large egg—which is what you’ll find most often at the grocery store—packs seven grams of complete protein, meaning it contains all of the eight essential amino acids required to build and maintain muscle.
If you’re into climbing, then you’ve surely heard of Margo Hayes. She continues to accomplish firsts for women in scaling difficult routes. Her most recent being the Biographie 9a+ in France. Read more about it at Planet Mountain
You read that correctly. Alyson Kirk recently finished her goal of climbing every mountain peak in Colorado above 12,000ft. How many mountain peaks would you guess that is? 10? 20? Surely not more than 50, right? Try 1,313 peaks. This incredible feat of strength included 676 peaks over 12k, 584 over 13k, and a staggering 53 peaks over 14,000 feet.
Read more about this incredible accomplishment on Fox 31 in Denver.
Take a moment to get inspired by the determination of Kathrine Switzer, the first numbered woman racer in the Boston Marathon. Before she raced women were considered too delicate to complete an entire marathon and were prohibited from competing.
Kathrine’s completing the race despite cultural and, in one instance, physical barriers still inspires us to continue to not let our abilities to be defined by others.
The message of the article from Elle Magazine this week was one we loved. They compiled a list of 12 female competitors who were able to beat their male counterparts. The reminder to never let your gender be an excuse not to succeed is one we love and are completely behind. Learn more about these 12 wonderful women who competed head to head with men by reading the full article on Elle.
- Carrie, 14, plays for Holmdel High School in Holmdel, NJ.
- She’s been playing lacrosse for 6 years and enjoys the competition.
- Carrie admires Laurie Hernandez, an American artistic gymnast, beause she is strong,
confident, and a great role model.
- When Carrie isn’t on the field, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family.
Congratulations Ana, you’re our Spotlight Athlete.
- Ana, 12, plays for Rosewell Middle School.
- She enjoys playing the sport she loves, and hope to continue to improve her skills.
- When Ana isn’t on the field, she enjoys spending time with her friends.