Preparing for the big game: Transitioning from competitive athletics to a healthy lifestyle

Mark G. Abel, Bridget Carreiro

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Abstract

Athletics provides individuals with opportunities to engage in a physically active lifestyle. However, after an athlete's career is complete, living an active lifestyle can be more difficult. This article serves to identify specific barriers to leading a healthy lifestyle after competitive athletics and provides strategies for strength and conditioning professionals to assist athletes in overcoming these barriers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58-63
Number of pages6
JournalStrength and Conditioning Journal
Volume33
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2011

Keywords

  • Former athlete
  • Nutrition
  • Physical activity
  • Wellness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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