Although proper diet and nutrition is important for everyone, athletes who are involved in competitive sports and endurance training have different needs than others, according to a sports medicine expert at Baylor College of Medicine.
It’s marathon time in Houston, and for those who are gearing up to run either the half or full marathon this weekend, sports medicine expert Dr. Theodore Shybut of Baylor College of Medicine has some last minute tips to get you ready and keep you safe during the run.
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The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a ligament in the central part of the knee that stabilizes the knee during cutting and pivoting activities, such as changes in direction and landing from jumps, and other agility movements. ACL tears are one of the most common sports injuries requiring surgery, and ACL reconstruction surgery is recommended for those who want to get back to sports activities.
Want to get the most out of your physical activity? Dr. Theodore Shybut, assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Baylor College of Medicine said regular exercise can reduce blood pressure, increase good cholesterol, reduce bad and total cholesterol, increase overall fitness and improve insulin sensitivity—very important if you have type 2 diabetes or are pre-diabetic.