safety tips

Safety Tips for Cheerleaders: Tots to Teens

cheerleading injuriesMore than just cheering on a football team under the Friday night lights, cheerleading has become a highly competitive sport with routines that include increasingly difficult and dangerous stunts.

During the last decade, the popularity of competitive cheerleading increased dramatically thanks to ESPN-broadcast competitions and popular movies, like the 2000 film Bring It On

Back to School: Backpack Safety

backpack safetyBackpacks have become a must have for back to school. Students use their backpacks to carry an overabundance of books, papers, smart phones, video games, sports equipment and more. In fact, a recent  study found that the average backpack weighs about 14 pounds, or 15 percent of a middle school student's body weight.