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Being Sick Isn't Just About Feeling Bad For A Few Days!

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Being Sick Isn't Just About Feeling Bad For A Few Days!

Less Sickness For Better Results

In this latest post by Eric Cressey, he demonstrates how being sick can really lead to big changes in one's athletic career.  A lot of times we think of it as a nuisance and something that only alters the present, but what Eric shows is it can alter the way things turn out further down the road as well. Now we aren't dealing with MLB superstars, but this can affect even a high school athlete looking to make varsity or obtain a starting position.

This past week is a perfect example of how illness can rapidly change outcomes. I had a baseball player that is supposed to train 2 days a week. With the season right around the corner, every training opportunity is critical.  He was sick on Tuesday, and then the facility was closed on Thursday due to snow.  If his only training were those 2 days and he missed both, then he just lost a full week. That may not sound like much over the course of a career but slimmed down to a 4 week prep phase before season, it turns into 25% of training is lost. Even if he had been able to come in on Thursday, would he have been at 100%? 

You can quickly see how it becomes a much larger issue than we make it out to be.

Check out Eric's article to see what his tips are for staying healthy!

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"Handwashing is like a "do-it-yourself" vaccine—it involves five simple and effective steps (Wet, Lather, Scrub, Rinse, Dry). Regular handwashing, particularly before and after certain activities, is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others. It's quick, it's simple, and it can keep us all from getting sick." https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/

Till next week,

Coach Tommy

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