Keeping Families Active and Injury-Free with Pickleball

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As pickleball's popularity continues to soar, it's essential to ensure that our youth stay active and injury-free while playing this sport during the summer months. Dr. Clive Woods, Orthopedic Surgeon of HCA Healthcare, highlights the benefits of this exciting sport for people of all ages, emphasizing the importance of healthy habits both on and off the court.

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As pickleball's popularity continues to soar, it's essential to ensure that our youth stay active and injury-free while playing this sport during the summer months.

Dr. Clive Woods, Orthopedic Surgeon of HCA Healthcare, highlights the benefits of this exciting sport for people of all ages, emphasizing the importance of healthy habits both on and off the court.

The Rise of Pickleball

Pickleball, a blend of badminton and tennis, has gained immense popularity worldwide, particularly here in Florida.

Dr. Woods recognizes it as a fantastic sport for people of all ages, offering a fun and engaging way to stay active and connected with others.

Promoting Physical and Mental Well-being

For youth, staying active during the summer is crucial for physical and mental health. Engaging in sports like pickleball provides opportunities to socialize, develop coordination, and foster teamwork skills.
staying active during the summer is crucial for physical and mental health.
Additionally, regular exercise promotes bone and muscle development, which is vital during the formative years.

Instilling Healthy Habits

Dr. Woods emphasizes the importance of exercise, warm-up routines, and hydration to prevent common injuries and promote overall well-being among young pickleball players.

By incorporating these practices into their sessions, they’ll not only enhance their performance on the court, but also lay the foundation for a lifetime of fitness and healthy living.

"Let's prioritize the health and well-being of our youth by encouraging them to stay active, energized, and injury-free this summer," said Dr. Woods.

By adopting healthy habits both on and off the pickleball court, children and teens can lead healthier, happier lives and cultivate a life-long love for physical activity.

 
As Florida's largest healthcare network, HCA Florida makes it easy for you to access the doctors and mental health services you need close to home. If you just moved to town and need help finding a new doctor, get started here. Calvary Christian Academy is thankful to have HCA Florida Healthcare sponsor the CCA Clinic at its Fort Lauderdale campus for the seventh consecutive year.

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