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How to Take Care of Your Baseball Helmet

Baseball helmets play a critical role in keeping athletes safe and healthy. While there have been advances in helmet safety in recent years, a completely concussion-proof baseball batting helmet does not exit. Therefore, it’s important to find the safest baseball helmet possible to help prevent brain injuries a critical mission. It’s also important to clean […]

How to Boost Your Calorie Burn

Summer is here—and that means hotter weather and less layers of clothing. If you want to drop a few pounds to feel more comfortable in summer clothes, you need to increase the number of calories burned. Ultimately, you need to consume less than you burn on a daily basis. This means you’re going to break […]

How to Properly Clean Gym Equipment

Recent studies show an increased threat of germs and bacteria among health clubs and gyms. When it comes to preventing infections, do the average gym cleaning supplies get the job done? The harmful bacteria harbored in gym equipment, cardio machines and mats needs more than average cleaning supplies to disinfect and deodorize. It takes an […]

How to Get Ready For a Lacrosse Match

Lacrosse is growing in popularity, especially in the Southeast, Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, and is an exciting mix of a few different sports. Due to its uniqueness and physicality, players need to prepare correctly and in a different way than other sports. Thorough preparation—from proper hydration to using sports protective gear spray—prevents injuries and leads to […]

5 Ways to Keep the Car Stink-Free

It’s carpool day and you’re taking what seems like the entire team to practice AND picking them up. By the end of the day, your car is bound to smell like a locker room. You hate to admit it, but the stench almost makes you wish the season was over! That is, unless you have […]

5 Attributes of a Great Basketball Coach

Youth sports can be difficult to coach because it’s important to make kids stronger players, as well as better people on and off the court. Every coach should develop a well-balanced coaching philosophy that combines teaching competitiveness and life lessons. As a coach, there are a variety of things you can do to make the […]

New AAP Guidelines on Infectious Diseases from Sports

High school and college athletes share more than a desire to play hard and win big—they’re unknowingly sharing germs that cause infections and viruses. Some of these illnesses can force players out of the game at best and be life threatening at worst. This is why using an antibacterial spray for sports equipment like Clear Gear […]

Why Talk To Your Athletes About Sports Hygiene?

Why talk to your athletes about sports hygiene? To avoid serious illnesses associated with dirty gear and equipment, and reduce student athletes’ risks while playing sports.  With children in sports, you’re bound to experience the dreaded, stinky-gear-left-in-car effect at some point. But did you know that odors from sports gear like cleats, pads, helmets, and […]

Influenza – The National Epidemic

Media outlets across the U.S. are reporting on the 2017/2018 flu season – and the news is scary. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says that this is one of the worst flu seasons in recent history. In the first week of January, out of every 100,000 hospitalizations in the U.S, almost 28% were for […]

What Causes Sports Equipment to Smell

If you’re an athlete or parent of an athlete, you know that smell. Some might call it a sign of a good workout. The rest of us just want it gone. We’re here to tell you what causes that smell — the “stinky athlete smell” (SAS) — and how you get rid of it. Athletes […]

Prevent Staph Infections at the Gym

You probably aren’t thinking about getting sick from a visit to your gym, but the truth is that athletes and gym users are at a higher risk of contracting an infection, such as staph or others. Considering that more than 70% of the bacteria found on gym equipment is harmful to humans, it’s not surprising! […]

You Really Should Wipe Down Gym Equipment

If you’re an avid gym goer, then you’re very familiar with one of the most important gym rules: sanitize the equipment. But like all the other rules in life, there are some people who believe the rules don’t apply. Like the guy who sweats buckets during his 5-mile treadmill stint and then nonchalantly walks away […]

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