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Dave Ferguson

Joga – A Workout for the Mind and Body of the Athlete

Athletes and active individuals are always looking for ways to become more competitive in their sport and want to stay injury free. Joga is growing in popularity as a workout that responds to the specific demands of athletes, who are both results and achievement oriented individuals. An athletic based style of yoga, Joga incorporates a unique blend […]

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How Safe Are Kids’ Sports? Dr. Michael Bergeron LIVE Wed. June 25th 7PM at BEYONDtheCheers!

Youth sports is really big business. It is estimated that up to 35 million kids between the ages of 5-18 are playing organized sports today and the trend continues towards kids beginning at even earlier ages.  67 percent of boys and 47 percent of girls are already playing on organized sport teams by age six.For […]

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Mixed Martial Arts: A knockout of a Sport with Jake Shannon, MMA Expert

Boxing for youth had mostly been praised for promoting discipline and self-defense for athletes and for decades it was in the spotlight. But now, there’s nothing hotter than the UFC. Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a sport that combines all facets of fighting into one and sees grown men fighting until one is knocked out […]

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Concussions Can Kill

Late January in 2011, 14-year-old Ben Robinson played rugby union for his school. After being treated three times for blows to the head and sent back onto the field following each occasion, he collapsed and later died in hospital. Ben took too many hits to the head in too short a period of time. His […]

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The Culture of Injuries Plaguing Sports

Professional athletes have been known to play with collapsed lungs, broken legs, concussions and countless numbers of other injuries. Some have fought with team doctors following an incident to get back into the game without delay. Players have even been known to deceive coaches and trainers on the sidelines when they are injured just to […]

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The World Cup Show Beyond the Cheers with Kerrie Hopkins

The World Cup is more than just a sporting event. Even those of us with limited knowledge of the game can get into the spirit of the finals. What’s not to love about the drama, the action and the spectacle of watching players from around the world compete and interact? There have been 19 World […]

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An Interview with Ken Berry – MLB All Star and Celebrity Baseball Coach

Major League Baseball is supposed to be in the in the midst of a “golden era” that has set the league up for a long and prosperous future according to commissioner Bud Selig. He made this statement prior to the All-Star Game at New York’s Citi Field. “The last nine years have been the greatest […]

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The World of CrossFit with Scott Thornton

CrossFit is considered a workout lifestyle choice in which you can prioritize your health and fitness abilities. According to CrossFit headquarters this workout phenomenon has been steadily growing for a decade.It combines weightlifting, gymnastics, core training, and cardio into a constantly evolving workout plan. Its rigour and structure is reminiscent of military training. Created by […]

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Concussion Discussion at London Symposium

On August 13th, 2014, I will join Eric Lindros, NHL hockey superstar and concussion awareness with many others, as he chairs the second annual Community Symposium on Concussion entitled, “See the Line”, in London, ON. Attendees will learn about the latest sport concussion research and insights on injury prediction and prevention from world-class medical experts, […]

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Why We Love Dangerous Sports

Dangerous, deadly and extreme sport offers the possibility of death or injury but, nevertheless, usually has the ability to attract a large audience. The greater the risk, the larger the crowd. Extreme injury in sport and untimeliness of death are often overlooked beyond the enjoyment of the fans. Armchair athletes, onlookers and even movie-goers enjoy […]

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