IBIS World reports that nearly 20% of the U.S. population participates in sports. That’s nearly 64 million people and according to safekids.org one in three children who plays a team sport is injured seriously enough to miss practice or games. Of course, this can get even worse as we age and our bodies can’t perform like they used to.
What should you do to prepare for sports?
According to Dr. Brent Bauer, Editorial Board member of the Mayo Clinic Health Letter, ” Inflammation is the new medical buzzword. It seems as though everyone is talking about it, especially the fact that inflammation appears to play a role in many chronic diseases.” In the July issue of the Mayo Clinic Health Letter they highlighted inflammation’s role in cardiovascular disease.
So what is inflammation?