Wellness

Officiating specific information about nutrition, workouts and injury prevention.

Wellness

Wellness
Officiating specific information about nutrition, workouts and injury prevention.

Walking as an Offseason Workout

Yogi Berra said, “You observe a lot by watching.” Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare counters, “You gain a lot by walking.” A good run, a workout on...

Dehydration Affects Officials as much as Players

Dehydration is a dangerous side effect of officiating in hot conditions. Dehydration not only dramatically affects performance, but can lead to heat stroke, a...

Avoiding In-Season Injuries

By Landon Brandes In the middle of a season, officials rarely think about injury prevention. But how often has this scenario happened to you? You...

Reduce Stress on Fractures

Stress fractures are also known as march fractures because soldiers in boot camp performing marching drills would often get them. They are caused by...

Tips to Battle Long Game Fatigue

Some games seem to take longer than they should — like Yankees vs. Red Sox games — but the sports we officiate have sensible...

Addressing Aging

News bulletin: We’re all aging, and there’s nothing we can do about it. We’ll progressively become slower and less limber. Having left the football...

Watch Your Head

With thousands of sporting events taking place each year ranging from youth leagues to the professional ranks, collisions between players and officials... and the...

Win the Athlete’s Foot Battle

Aythlete’s foot, also known as tinea pedis, is a common problem, especially in athletic populations. But some officials may even be more susceptible to...

Dump “Sports Drinks” For Chocolate Milk

As officials, when we give 110 percent on the court or playing field, it is important that we refresh or recover after the contest. Because of its excellent...

Foot Pain Fixes

In a poll Referee published last year, foot pain was reported by 30 percent of respondents. Feet are as different as the people that...

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