The Get Better Series - Presented By Scorers 1st: Preventing Joint Damage, Turning Vegan, 17 Books All Athletes Must Read
Since launching Scorers 1st in 2003, we have worked hard to connect with professional players around the world and to help bring out the best in their game and personal lives.
That's why each week we'll be taking a closer look at some of the headlines and stories making news around the game -- from nutrition, to training and development plans, financial planning and advanced approaches to overall player growth from around the world of basketball.
When Sports Injuries Lead To Arthritis In Joints
"In the rush to get back in the game, whether as part of a team or elite sport or simply a cherished recreational activity like jogging or tennis, it is tempting to short-circuit the rehabilitation needed to allow the joint to heal fully. But adequate recovery, including rehab measures aimed at strengthening structures that support the injured joint, is critical to maximize its stability, reduce the risk of re-injury and head off irreparable joint damage." (New York Times)
BioSteel Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Freezer Fudge
"These healthy frozen treats are ridiculously easy to make. They're packed with protein from the peanut butter and the BioSteel Advanced Recovery Formula. Adequate protein is key for muscle growth and recovery. Protein also helps to keep you from feeling hungry. When consumed responsibly, raw and local honey is a decent source of antioxidants. The coconut oil is a healthy fat source. Coconut oil provides ample medium chain triglycerides (MCT) which help to promote fat burn." (TD Athletes Edge)
A Vegan Diet Helps Them Win -- But Are Sports Stars Committed To The Cause?
"Famous athletes in a wide range of sports are forsaking meat and appear to be having a big impact on the number of people trying a plant-based diet. Some of the world’s leading footballers, including Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Manchester City’s Sergio Agüero, do not eat meat during the playing season, while England striker Jermaine Defoe has gone a big step further by taking up a vegan diet." (The Guardian)
17 Books That All Athletes Must Read
"With all of the training that occurs on a daily basis, athletes can tend to neglect the importance of training their souls and especially their minds. Players that play with soul and purpose often receive the greatest reward with their experience because they are devoted to their craft emotionally, mentally, and physically. Below is a list of books that will teach you some of the greatest life lessons available through story telling." (Spongecoach)
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