Today’s Solutions: June 13, 2024

Pickleball for all

The health benefits of pickleball, America’s fastest-growing sport

By now, you’ve almost certainly heard of pickleball, the fastest-growing sport in America for the second year in a row.  Said to have been named for the creators’ family dog, pickleball is like the youngest sibling of tennis, badminton, and ping pong. It’s played with a paddle and a Read More...

Young soccer players in blue and greensportswear, huddling round for a pep talk.

Team sports reduce children's risk of mental health problems

Participating in sports from a young age is essential for developing teamwork and motor skills, improving self-esteem, and reinforcing healthy habits. New research from California State University, Fullerton brought this further, explaining how different types of sports can impact youth mental Read More...

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90 minutes or less of exercise is enough to reduce risk of depression

We’ve written many times about how exercise can help reduce the risk of depression. Now scientists have finally found out just how much exercise is enough to improve your mental health. Combining research findings from 15 studies, scientists from the University of Cambridge concluded that just Read More...

Soccer field

This soccer club to become the first in the US with a zero-landfill stadium

Soccer games at the Subaru Park stadium in Philadelphia are about to get a lot greener thanks to a new initiative that aims to divert 100 percent of the waste generated during matches away from landfills. Home to the Philadelphia Union soccer team, the stadium produced more than 570,000 pounds of Read More...

FDA Approves new brain protect

FDA Approves new brain protective gear for athletes

Brain injuries for athletes in contact sports have been steadily rising since they began to be recorded, and despite increased awareness of the traumatic and potential long-term effects of these injuries, little has been accomplished to reduce their likelihood. A study released by the American Read More...

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The Olympic Games showcase Japan’s ‘hydrogen economy’

When Naomi Osaka lit the Olympic flame in Japan last week, it not only marked the start of the Olympic Games, but also showcased the increasingly important role that hydrogen plays in the country’s drive towards a greener future. For the first time ever, hydrogen is powering both the Olympic Read More...

Finnish hockey club aims to be

Finnish hockey club aims to become world’s first carbon-neutral team

Last year, we shared a story about the Forest Green Rovers, a small football team in England that prides itself on being the greenest club on the planet. Now, we are happy to introduce you to the Lahti Pelicans, a Finnish ice hockey team that is determined to become the world’s first Read More...

Japanese studio designs airles

Japanese studio designs airless soccer ball for kids in impoverished areas

One of the beautiful aspects of the sport of soccer is that you only need a ball to play, but even that can be difficult to attain in impoverished countries. And even if a ball is acquired, the ball needs to be kept inflated and will eventually deteriorate, especially when used on a rough surface. Read More...

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Young man became the 1st person with Down syndrome to finish Ironman triathlon

Sports history was made in 2020 when Special Olympics athlete Chris Nikic became the first person with Down syndrome to complete an Ironman triathlon. If you’re not familiar with the Ironman triathlon, it’s one of the most grueling athletic competitions in the world. Athletes are expected to Read More...

New NBA Foundation will donate

New NBA Foundation will donate $300 million to support racial justice

The NBA has a reputation as one of the most progressive sports leagues. Now, the NBA is taking another big step to support social justice with its newly established NBA Foundation which will donate $300 million over the next decade to boost economic growth in the Black community.  The new Read More...