In the United States of America the sports industry is booming. Parents are having their infants

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In the United States of America the sports industry is booming. Parents are having their infants ski the day after they learn how to walk. Young children are learning how to play a variety of sports so they can figure out what they want their varsity letter in during high school. The problem is that these children are learning how to play the sport but they are not being taught the correct way to prepare their bodies for the sport. People may say that because younger children are not at the competitive level of sports they do not need proper warm-up and cool-down exercises. As a society, we know what children are taught at a young age take through out their life. Just as a child learns his or her ABC’s and 123‘s, they should be taught the…show more content…
Between the 1500s and 1700s in Europe, the use of exercise to treat muscle and bone disorders continued to progress (“History of Physical”). In the 1800s, exercise and muscle re-education were used for a variety of orthopedic diseases and injuries (“History of Physical”). Stretching had become a large part of medical treatments such as: osteopathy, chiropractic therapy and physiotherapy (“History and Benefits”). The polio epidemic boomed during the 1910’s and doctors realized that strengthening and stretching the muscles helped these people to feel more comfortable (“History of Physical”). The new P.T. or Physical Therapy has come along, exercises and stretching have become the fad of helping with orthopedic diseases and injuries, just as it did before. Some exercises now prevent one from having surgery. Stretching and/or warming-up prepare muscles and joints for high levels of stress. It literally warms up the temperature of muscles and joints to make them more flexible. It is very easy to properly stretch. Study almost any cat to learn the fine art of stretching. Their back arches first in one direction and then in other, their foot pads flare and widen and then their eyes squeeze tight (Zumerchick, 276). If one strengthens muscles around specific ligaments, joints and bones it protects the ligaments, joints and bones from tearing, straining or breaking. It is key to remember

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