Here’s What You Can Do To Help Prevent Sports Injuries

There is a growing epidemic of preventable youth sports injuries that are destroying athletic hopes and taking dreams away. In the U.S., about 30 million children and teens participate in some form of organized sports, and more than 3.5 million injuries each year, which cause some loss of time of participation, are experienced by the […]

Dr. Asdrubal Lopez Completes Certification as Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians

Dr. Asdrubal Lopez has successfully completed the requirements to be certified as a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (DACBSP). The DACBSP certification requires the doctor to attend a minimum of 300 hours of postgraduate education. This instruction is specific to evaluating physical fitness and the assessment and treatment of injuries encountered […]

Calculating Your Dietary Needs

Use this formula to determine your Basal Metabolic Rate. This is the amount of energy your body expends at rest. English BMR Formula Women: BMR = 655 + (4.35 x weight in lbs) + (4.7 x height in inches) – (4.7 x age) Men: BMR = 66 + (6.23 x weight in lbs) + (12.7 […]

Hydration: a careful balance

ACSM Fluid Replacement Recommendations Proper hydration is important for optimal physical performance and endurance. Because both dehydration and overhydration can be a serious problem for athletes, experts at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) regularly update their position paper recommendations for fluid replacement for physical activity. According to the ACSM, because hydration needs can […]

Carbohydrates and “bonking”

Carbohydrates are an important part of a healthy diet and especially crucial for an athlete’s energy needs. It is vitally important to understand the difference between complex and simple carbohydrates and nutrient timing with carbs to maximize use of this important energy source, but at the same time maximize fat burn.   Complex Carbs: These […]