Adding aquatic fitness to physical training routine

From Athletes and the Arts affiliate Drum Corps International:
“Jersey Surf adds aquatic fitness to physical training routine”, by Chris Weber, 02/08/2017
150 members of Drum Corps International took over the natatorium at Camden County Technical School for an 80-minute high-intensity training session in the pool.
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Injury Prevention: What Musicians Can Do

Submitted by Music Teachers National Association (MTNA)
MTNA webinar by Christine Guptill
Streamed live on Oct 21, 2016

Since many musicians’ injuries are related to practice habits, music teachers can and should play a vital role in injury prevention from the start. This webinar offers some clinical and research-based information to help teachers and students identify risks and prevent problems before they start.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_jDNaVRdPM

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Get Involved with Athletes and the Arts – One Page Fact Sheet

We have a very compelling issue that needs attention at all levels. Your grass roots efforts in helping to promote the Athletes and the Arts (AATA) initiative can build momentum, fulfill a social need, and help an under-served population. Key target audiences include: performing artists of all types and ages, medical professionals, music/band/dance teachers, choreographers, artist reps/agents/managers, and parents.

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Providers Needed for MusiCares Medical Network

To better address the ever-growing number of music professionals without basic or adequate medical coverage, MusiCares (50lc3 non-profit organization) works closely with a dedicated group of health care professionals through the MusiCares Medical Network to provide the valuable and often life-changing services that some clients require, but simply cannot afford. The network is comprised of providers who recognize this reality and generously give their time and expertise to treat MusiCares’ referrals that are underinsured or uninsured and lack the means ...

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Boston’s Arts Revival and Athletes and the Arts

The City of Boston’s innovative BOSTON CREATES,  a cultural plan for the city, includes a planned Artist First initiative.  “Boston’s artists of all disciplines, ages, and backgrounds are central to Artists First Initiative. This initiative will address artists’ occupational health needs, professional development, affordable artist space, fair trade, and compensation.”   Learn more
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Female Athlete Triad

The female athlete triad (Triad) refers to the interrelationships among energy availability, menstrual function, and bone mineral density, which may have clinical manifestations including eating disorders, functional hypothalamic amenorrhea, and osteoporosis. With proper nutrition, these same relationships promote robust health.  This can be an issue for both sport athletes and performing artists, especially dancers.
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