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REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL

returns TUESDAY, NOV. 26 at a special time (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT) exclusively on HBO

Excerpts from the Real Sports segment “Sidelined” HERE.

Emily Gervais of Weymouth Mass., is part of a trend -– kids pushing themselves harder and harder in the hyper competitive world of youth sports – picking a single sport at a very young age – then playing it hours a day, virtually every day of the year – until their body simply gives out. 

Dr. Min Kocher at Boston Children’s hospital had seen so many kids just like Emily Gervais (a teenage soccer player now retired after twice tearing the ACL) that he wanted to find out if the same thing was happening in the rest of the country.

So he gathered data from hospitals all over the US … and what he found was remarkable. The number of ACL reconstruction on children and adolescents had spiked nearly five times in just a decade. 

It’s all part of a trend Real Sports has been reporting on for the last three years … the professionalization of youth sports … a $19 billion dollar industry … fueled by kids and their parents pursuing athletic achievement at seemingly any cost.

Less well known are the physical costs as young people determined to keep up with the competition are picking a single sport at a very young age then playing it several hours a day, virtually every day of the year.  Until their body simply gives out.

Dr. Nirav Pandya is a surgeon at the University of California/San Francisco. He says that the number of surgeries he does on child athletes has doubled in just the last five years… but he doesn’t sound happy about all the extra business.

The question is: What will it take to change an American youth sports system that produces so many sad outcomes – major injuries that impact and sideline so many young athletes?

Dr. Neeru Jayanthi at Emory University in Atlanta  says that it’s time for parents and sports administrators to act.  That this is a public health crisis.  And that he’s got the numbers to prove it.

DR. NEERU JAYANTHI: “We have data that’s quite clear that you’re more than twice as likely not only to just get injured, but to get a serious overuse injury if you specialize in sports.”

HBO’s JON FRANKEL: “That seems to be a pretty clear and easy data point to explain to somebody. That if you let your kid specialize in one sport and play season after season, you’re more than twice as likely to get an overuse injury.”

DR. NEERU JAYANTHI : “Yes. Why do we wear seatbelts? Why do we stop smoking? We have data. We now have data on this.”

Dr. Jayanthi presented his research this month at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, stating that the sad truth is that elite-level youth sports is not something that improves your health today.

*Youth Sports Injuries. The professionalization of youth sports pushes more kids than ever before to train year-round in a single sport. And with that pressure has ignited an epidemic across the country – a spike in overuse injuries and orthopedic surgeries performed on children as young as eight. Correspondent Jon Frankel reports on the uptick, such as ACL tears and stress fractures, and how they are hampering children’s future health at an early age.

Producer: Nick Dolin.

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5 Ways to Style a Western-Themed Outfit

A Western-themed outfit can be a fashion-statement, a piece of modern style so unique that each part of it, from the hat to the boots, looks like you designed it to fit your personality. Before you head out to line-dancing class or step out onto the runway, select a hat, jewelry, a fringed top, beautifully strong denim, and high boots meant for dancing.

Have A Hat Straight From Hollywood

If you’re looking for a hat out of your favorite Western drama or just trying to find modern Western headgear, you’re not alone. Traditional cowboy hats and other stylish vintage items like fedoras and Aussie hats look sharp and new, with not a mothball in sight.

Don’t Wear Your Grandmother’s Necklace

You may love a necklace that was passed down to you from your grandmother, but perhaps you’d also like to make one of your own. You can choose traditional earth tones, geometric shapes, and images from nature for a traditional Western beaded necklace, or you can even custom design your own beads for a modern twist.

Add Bling to a Fringed Shirt

Your Western bedazzling doesn’t have to stop at neck level. Take it on down to your waist by learning how to make your own fringed shirt. You won’t even have to buy a new shirt if you choose to do it this way. But by all means, buy new beads. They’re a main ingredient in this do-it-yourself fashion, and each one can have a personal meaning to you.

Ride Free in Beautifully-Tough Denim

The Western styling of your denim, in particular, has toughness as well as beauty. You want your jeans to hug your curves, but also give you the freedom to enjoy the dance floor or have a ride on horseback, whichever is on your agenda for the day. Sharp, solid colors can make an impression on the dance floor while showing off your belt and giving you leeway to rock the house. If short-shorts are keeping you cool in the summer, feel free to wear them out on the floor.

Blast Off With Your Boots

When you go out to the club, it’s your boots that will make the final impression, not just on your admirers, but on you. After all, the comfort and confidence you feel has a tremendous effect on transforming you from a wallflower into a Western dancer. Boots that look great on the outside, scalloped and stitched to perfection, will complete the unique outfit you composed for your special occasion. On the inside, they will support your feet so that you can remain active all night and enjoy yourself to the fullest.

Now that you’re ready for an evening of Western fun, from your new hat, to your fringed shirt, to your boots that are practically leaping off the floor on their own, you can go out with confidence. If you have time, add a pair of festive earrings, a cloth poncho, or a couple of pins in a denim jacket. Be yourself like never before by going Western.

*Photo courtesy of VOX DJs at Black Walnut Ranch f/ Kupah James

Kupah James, 360 MAGAZINE

Kupah James

Kupah James is a one-man movement of motivation. He brings raw, confident energy to almost everything he does. This biracial, Bostonian was born on September 20, 1982. He travels the nation as a celebrity DJ and a world-class fitness instructor. Wholeheartedly loves what he does, down to every last point. He has an insatiable desire to create a one-of-a-kind brand encouraging all to #MakeMoves! An entity which he defines as recognizing self-worth as well as possessing strong life goals.

Something you don’t know about Kupah James:  loves movies, animation (japanimation to be specific), candy, pop music and naps. Things he doesn’t like: tardiness, excuses and working out (yea I said it)! 

You can catch Kupah frequently spinning at 31TEN Lounge (Santa Monica), Skybar (Weho) and Liaison (Hollywood). Guestist is always open for his team #MakeMoves! 

Work out with Kupah at Equinox or Health House. See complete schedule HERE.

Music page is HERE.

For all things Kupah James go HERE.

*Photos by Roberto Matteo

How to get fit the right way

There’s a right way and a wrong way to get fit. This is not to say that there’s a strict blueprint for people to get fit. The way that individuals achieve their fitness goals depends on their different anatomies and what their body compositions are made of. This being said, there are a number of best practices that exist to help people to get fit.

What not to do

Be inconsistent with your training regime

Attaining physical fitness is not a one-time thing. You also don’t become fit overnight after having done a super burst of cardio and weight training.

Reaching your fitness goals takes a lot of effort, dedication and perseverance. You need to be able to train your mind to get up on a freezing cold winter morning and get to the gym when your body is screaming at you to turn over an get another hour or two’s shut-eye. Your mind is incredibly powerful and can overcome anything – especially a few whimpers that your body makes that don’t amount to much.

But, at the same time, if you know that you physically are unable to get up early and exercise, don’t! Rather opt to exercise on your way home from work. This goes as well for choosing exercises that you hate but know are ‘good’ for you. Don’t do it! The best way to motivate yourself to carry on with exercising is to make it as pleasant as possible. So make sure that you do everything in your power to ensure that you enjoy your exercise programme.

Eat whatever junk food you want

Yes, in your training routine you’ll be burning a mountain load of calories. This is especially true if you’re training with a personal trainer as he or she will be putting you through your paces.

However, this doesn’t mean that you can eat whatever junk food you want. Remember that junk food – such as deep-fried chips, hamburgers and the like – contain trans fats which are harmful to your heart health. So, no matter how much you exercise, the fats will still be sitting in your arteries waiting to cause havoc.

What to do

Set realistic fitness goals

No matter how much you push yourself to achieve your fitness goals, if they are not realistic (in other words, you can physically achieve them) you mind as well not start. If you set unrealistic goals for yourself, deep down you know that you won’t ever achieve them however you’ll keep pushing to do so because there’s a glimmer of hope in you that you’ll succeed.

This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t set lofty fitness goals. If you feel that you have it in your to achieve these, then great! If you feel that this is true then you need to make yourself accountable to achieving what you set out to.

But don’t make the fitness goals that you set for yourself out of your grasp. Although you may think that it’s forcing you to aim higher, because you’re not achieving what you set out to it will end up demotivating you and causing you to abandon the fitness lifestyle.

Eat a balanced diet

We said above that you shouldn’t eat whatever junk food you want, on a regular basis, as this could very well be detrimental to your health. You do need to eat a healthy and balanced diet to keep up your fitness levels. However, what you shouldn’t do is to deny yourself junk food entirely. This is because if you do this you may end up bingeing on foods that aren’t great for you as you’ve denied yourself these treats for so long.

Give yourself a treat day once in a while when you let yourself have that hamburger and fries, or that glass of wine. This will curb your cravings and make sure that you keep everything in check.

Getting fit is never easy but follow the tips that we’ve outlined above,and you’ll be well on your way to walking the fitness journey!

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Fitness Expert Shares Benefits of Working Out with Your Sweetheart

We all know that exercise is good for you, but did you know that it can actually improve your relationship? Working out with a sweetheart has more benefits than you may realize. By becoming your honey’s swolemate, you will find a renewed emotional bond, attractiveness, and confidence.

When my husband and I started dating, he asked me to go with him to the gym to “spot” him.  Spot?! What does that even mean? Although today I am a personal trainer, back then my workout experience was limited to phys-ed in high school, and a yoga class that I went to once and hated. Danny however, was a gym regular and I was very intimidated at the idea of trying to appear like I knew anything about working out.  He obviously worked heavier weights, focused on different muscles and I was more of a cardio girl back in those days. I actually didn’t like weight lifting, but I went along because it was our time together. 

I noticed that there was something different about doing a physical activity together as compared to sitting watching a movie.      

Although any friend or loved one can be your swolemate, there is a double benefit if it is your significant other.  Here are just a few of the benefits:

1. It increases your emotional bond.  When you workout next to someone else, your body naturally tries to sync with the other person’s level of physical activity. As long as both people feel safe, their brainwaves, heartbeat and energy will begin to vibrate at the same frequency.

2. It makes you physically more attracted to each other. Want to appear more attractive in the eye of your honey?  The physiological effects of exercise mirror the same effects of romantic attraction: sweaty palms, increased heart rate, shortness of breath, and a rush of feel-good hormones. You can use these wonderful benefits to your advantage by scheduling date night at the gym.

3. It boosts the results of your workout and improves your confidence. Because humans are social creatures, the mere act of being in the presence of someone increases your effort and ability to do an activity. You may not be doing the exact workout but his/her presence boosts your energy and you get a better workout. 

Not only do Danny and I work out together regularly, we teach couples and families how to stay fit together with a program we created call the Yoke Training System. Over the years Danny and I have tried swing dancing, evening walks, traditional gym workouts and even yoga classes (yes, I went back!). We may not always like the same activity but we give it a try until we find something we enjoy and fits into our current life’s agenda. The greatest thing you can do is stop worrying about weight loss and waistline and just have fun with your special swolemate. 
 

 ABOUT DANNY & DENISE LOCSIN:

 

Husband and wife team Danny and Denise Locsin are fitness experts that specialize in relationship and family exercise. They are the creators of the Yokebar, which has been described as the ultimate family exercise program. As a busy mother of four, Denise wanted something that was high intensity, but also safe and easy to set up. Finding a system that could adapt to a variety of fitness needs and ability levels was challenging. The requirements became even broader when Danny injured himself and was forced to give up his usual exercise routine.

 

After much scientific research and testing, Yokebar was born. Today, Danny and Denise train people in the Yoke Training System and also are the founders of Hi5 Produce, a leading corporate produce delivery service located in the Silicon Valley.

For More Information Visit: http://yokebar.com