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Why it’s important for athletes to know CPR

Why it’s important for athletes to know CPR

Athletes make great efforts every day. They train regularly and they submit their bodies to a lot of pressure and work, sometimes leading to exhaustion. However, athletes are very resistant and they know how to take care of their bodies and their health, which helps the training process significantly and improves performance. However, they are only human and their bodies are prone to health emergencies as well, which is why it is important for them to know CPR or how to provide first aid. Athletes usually train together and they exercise in groups, so if something were to happen, a medical emergency, then it is essential for at least one person in the group to know CPR. There are plenty of first aid and CPR training Ottawa centres that offer various courses in the field, from standard to advanced emergency medical responder curses, as well as different types of certifications.

 

Most of the first aid and CPR training Ottawa courses will teach an individual how to respond to emergencies and the 3 key principles in first aid, Check, Call and Care, as well as how to deal with airway emergencies, which can oftentimes be the case with athletes, because a lot of strain is put on their breathing system. In addition to breathing emergencies, these courses also teach people how to deal with circulation emergencies, another problem that has high chances of occurring to athletes, so as you can see there are several aspects in which athletes knowing CPR and learning first aid might help. Other things that one learns from these courses include providing first aid for bone, muscle and joint injuries, again issues with high frequencies in the life of an athlete. Attending these courses is not all that time-consuming and the benefits that come along far exceed the effort that it takes to attend the classes and learn what needs to be learnt and get the certification. Most certifications are valid for 3 years and recognized in many places, so athletes only need to take short recertification sessions every 3 years.

 

All things taken into account, first aid and CPR training Ottawa classes can be highly beneficial for athletes, teaching them how to respond to emergencies, even if they’re sudden and environmental, how to deal with respiratory and cardiac arrest, how to care for wounds and bone, muscle or joint injuries, as well as head and spine injuries, all of which can prove greatly helpful to an athlete and his or her colleagues and fellow athletes. As mentioned above, there are several training centres that offer these courses and you can find plenty of information online with regards to which one is closest to you and what kind of courses they all provide and so on. The more information you get beforehand, the better decision you’ll be able to make and you will benefit from certified courses and highly helpful classes.

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2014 IT Certifications Resources: The Top 17

2014 IT Certifications Resources: The Top 17

When preparing for IT certifications, you need to use up to date resources. This is because the IT certifications are always getting updated. The certification exams are also always being changed to gauge whether the people taking them are conversant with the latest trends. This is in keeping with the dynamism of the IT sector. Thus, for instance, if you are preparing for IT certifications in the year 2014, then you need to have access to the latest (2014) certifications resources.

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Real Madrid transfers 9-year-old Japanese genius

Real Madrid transfers 9-year-old Japanese genius

Real Madrid, one of Europe’s most prestigious and financially strongest clubs in the last decades is not only making huge investments in the present, but is also concerned about ensuring the future. For that purpose, the officials of the Spanish team have decided to adopt a new policy and to invest in young football players, who hopefully will become world stars after being both physically and mentally raised at their own football academy. This is a strategy that has been somehow neglected in the past years by the multiple Champions League winners, who preferred to spend substantial amounts of money on valuable, established players. Unfortunately, this tactic has proven its limits many times and great midfielders or strikers brought in the capital of Spain have failed to adapt and therefore to create a big impact on the development of the team. The Spaniards have transferred Takuhiro Nakai, a 9-year-old Japanese player considered to be the next sensation in the football world.

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Rafael Nadal, the new world number one

Rafael Nadal, the new world number one

It’s relatively easy to think the unthinkable, but to actually do it, to manage to climb to the top once more, to overcome relentless difficulties and obstacles… well, it takes a real champion to succeed. After a six months time out caused by a troubling knee injury, Rafael Nadal came back on the courts at the beginning of 2013 and, without playing in the first Grand Slam of the season, the Australian Open, started an incredible run that in the end lead him to the first position of the ATP world rankings. The Spaniard is again, according to the new rankings released today, world number one, after managing to dethrone his most redoubtable rival, Novak Djokovic. In order to overcome the Serbian, the left-handed player born in Manacor had to reach the final of the Beijing tournament, at which point the results of his opponent didn’t matter anymore, because Nadal would have accumulated sufficient points to uncrown him. The Spaniard reached his goal after encountering an extremely difficult resistance in the early stages of the competition, especially in the quarter finals against Fabio Fognini, to whom he lost a set and was 4-1 down in the second. And, to become even more exciting, he met in the final the now former leader of the men’s circuit, Novak Djokovic.

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Why You Should Support Kids Basketball

Why You Should Support Kids Basketball

It seems like kids spend a lot of their time glued to a video console or tweeting on their smartphone. In some ways, this is better than them staring at the television for hours on end – at least they are actively involved, instead of sitting there passively absorbing whatever advertisers want them to believe. However, there has been a decline in kids participating in sports and other physical activity in recent years, and the results are showing up in huge increases in childhood obesity – over 30% of children are overweight or obese in the United States by the time they reach the third grade. This needs to change, and basketball may be part of the solution.

Compared to some other sports – such as football and baseball – the investment needed to set up a basketball program is relatively modest. Players only need a good pair of shoes to get involved, and the cost of constructing Versacourt basketball courts is significantly less than, for example, building and maintaining football fields. This is particularly important when you consider that funding for sports programs has been on the decline in schools throughout America – it is estimated that $1.5 billion was cut from school sports budgets across the nation in the 2010–2011 school year alone.

Basketball is also an excellent form of exercise. While it is not a highly aerobic sport, it does burn off a lot of calories – for example, a child who weighs 100 pounds will use 180 calories in just 30 minutes on the court. It also builds endurance and improves hand eye coordination, as well as having a positive effect on balance and flexibility. A child who plays basketball may not go on to a career in the NBA, but they will learn a love of physical activity that will reduce the likelihood of disease as they get older, and will help them to maintain a high quality of life.

Aside from the physical aspect, basketball also has significant psychological and behavioral benefits for children. To start with, it improves their social skills because of the team environment, and also teaches them the benefit of cooperation as opposed to trying to go it alone. Furthermore, basketball helps kids to improve their confidence, which in turn leads to increased happiness and success. Finally, by playing basketball, kids are able to burn off their boundless energy, which in turn leads to a reduction in behavioral problems such as aggression.

 

Finally, basketball can be an agent for social change. Particularly in low-income neighborhoods, kids are likely to be drawn into violent gangs and other criminal activity due to constant exposure to crime and a lack of parental supervision. Basketball helps at-risk kids by giving them an organized activity that occupies their time, so that they are less likely to get into trouble. In addition, adults who coach young basketball players are able to act as mentors, instilling values that help at-risk kids to escape from the traps that they are in.

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The benefits of Aikido for children

The benefits of Aikido for children

Would you like your little boy or girl to be more active, disciplined and more aware, develop his/her coordination and the ability to stay focused? All these benefits can be gained from practicing martial arts. Aikido is a martial art which focuses on self-defense, not attack, and which involves high coordination between physical movement and mental exercise. At a physical level, Aikido is an art that includes techniques derived from Jujitsu and Kenjutsu. The purpose of Aikido isn’t to hit the opponent, but rather to use the opponent’s energy to regain control by immobilizing. Aikido training puts a lot of emphasis on movement and posture dynamics, being quite different from what we understand by martial arts.

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