Question by Dezmond: I play basketball for my local team and I always drive to the net and get roughed up. Anything I can do to protect my mouth and private parts when I play?
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I know back pain is a big deal so I’d like some advice. It hurts really bad. Some people say that I should go to a chiropractor and some say yoga and stretches. I'm scared to go to the Chiropractor so I am going to take some of your advice
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Question by Juan: Hey all! I’m fanatic of basketball. I’m really upset because I have to pay $75 just to play on the school’s basketball team. What should I do?
Okay, so I suck at pretty much every sport, but I want to get better. How can I do it?
Should girls be allowed to play football????? This is a good question because football is such a violent sport and a lot of children, teens and adults get hurt every year.
I know that dieting is not good for you if you skip meals and stuff like that, but is it good if you just cut down on the salt and sugar? However, I seem to be addicted to crisps and just can't stop. How can I stop?
I very much dislike my body. I'm not large, but I'm small and skinny. The insults I get are 'you're anorexic' and things along the lines of that. I happen to be size 0. Do you have any tips on how to be comfortable with my body
What is a good sport for girls… not to girly… not to boyish? Please tell me before it is too late for sports because I need a sport to play for college application… it will look good!
I am playing Junior Varsity Football for my school next year and was worrying if I would get smeared. What’s the best way of getting smeared but not hurt.
Hey coach, I'm playing winter lacrosse this year to get ready for the spring. What gear am I gonna need? Could you make the list inclusive as possible? Thanks