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Preparing for the Big Game: Transitioning From Competitive Athletics to a Healthy Lifestyle

Abel, Mark G PhD, CSCS; Carreiro, Bridget MS

Strength & Conditioning Journal: April 2011 - Volume 33 - Issue 2 - pp 58-63
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e31820bc314
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ATHLETICS PROVIDES INDIVIDUALS WITH OPPORTUNITIES TO ENGAGE IN A PHYSICALLY ACTIVE LIFESTYLE. HOWEVER, AFTER AN ATHLETE'S CAREER IS COMPLETE, LIVING AN ACTIVE LIFESTYLE CAN BE MORE DIFFICULT. THIS ARTICLE SERVES TO IDENTIFY SPECIFIC BARRIERS TO LEADING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE AFTER COMPETITIVE ATHLETICS AND PROVIDES STRATEGIES FOR STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PROFESSIONALS TO ASSIST ATHLETES IN OVERCOMING THESE BARRIERS.

Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

Mark G. Abel is an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.

Bridget Carreiro is a former collegiate gymnast and graduate from the Teaching, Coaching, Sport Leadership Master of Science Program in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.

© 2011 by the National Strength & Conditioning Association