Tag: Athletes

Ray Allen Retires

The NBA’s all-time leading 3 point shooter announced his retirement on Friday.   Ray Allen announced his retirement via a Player’s Tribune article saying: Via Hayden Bird/Boston.com: “I write this to you today as a 41-year-old man who is retiring from the game,” Allen said. “I write to you as a man who is completely… Read More

Athletes lose sway over their own branded apparel

Just over half a decade ago, the bulk of male street fashion looked incredibly different from today’s popular styles. Large, loud branded tee shirts were the norm before modern subtlety and more minimalist designs took over. The concept of athleisure was still confined to certain circles, and sweatpants were rare whereas joggers are now ubiquitous.… Read More

The NFL to tackle brain disease during the 2015-2016 season

Ninety-one former NFL players donated their brains to science, so the world could learn more about the effects of head injuries on athletes; of the 91 athletes, 87 of these players have tested positive for brain disease.   The disease found in these former athletes has been identified as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) by the researchers… Read More

Pro-snack: Are athletes sending the wrong message to kids?

Athlete and model David Beckham stands in a suit with a Burger King smoothie

Professional athletes are blessed and burdened with celebrity status, which means they also act as role models. That kind of spotlight attracts big corporations who want to use a popular athlete’s name, face, and voice to market products to a bigger audience.   LeBron James, Peyton Manning, and Serena Williams are media superstars in their… Read More

The Downside of Your Workout: How Exercise May Potentially Hurt Oral Health

Exercise is one of the most important steps to achieving a healthy body and mind, and has always been prescribed as one of the most essential components in an overall healthy lifestyle. However, a recent study has suggested that exercise may not be 100 percent beneficial in all aspects of health. In fact, while exercise… Read More

Hot Topics in Health: Smart Ice Skates are the Latest in Smart Athletic Gear Aimed at Reducing Sports Injuries

Figure skating is a sport which manages to combine athleticism and art all in one aesthetically pleasing package. As beautiful as it is to watch, one rarely considers the level of stress that figure skating can put on skaters’ bodies, particularly their joints. This stress can ultimately make each remarkable triple axel or salchow as… Read More