Sports Medicine

  • James C. Puffer


America is a nation that has become obsessed with fitness. Indeed, Americans are working out more than ever before, with approximately 85 to 100 million Americans swimming regularly, 75 million bicycling, and approximately 25 to 40 million jogging. Reports in the lay press highlighting the benefits of regular exercise have motivated increasing numbers of participants from all age groups to incorporate exercise into their daily lifestyles. In fact, the medical literature would seem to substantiate the heightened awareness of the beneficial aspects of regular exercise, as a recent study by Paffenbarger has clearly demonstrated that mortality rates diminish significantly as caloric expenditure in the form of regular physical activity increases.1


Cervical Spine Rotator Cuff Sickle Cell Trait Plantar Fasciitis Myositis Ossificans 
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