Eric Beard , NASM Elite Trainer

Bio

Eric is passionate about helping others move better, feel better and, live better. Eric is currently the Director of Advanced Education and a Master Instructor for the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He is also Adjunct Faculty for the California University of Pennsylvania. He practices manual therapy and corrective exercise by appointment as well as delivers powerful presentations internationally. In the past he has lead dynamic teams of trainers at the Longfellow Sports Club in Natick, MA, Boston Sports Clubs and 24 Hour Fitness. He also directed the injury prevention and athletic performance enhancement program for the New England Academy of Tennis.

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Athletic Training:

    TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Endurance athletes or those who are very physically active should drink plenty of water -- but only when they feel thirsty, new expert recommendations say.

    Athletes should listen to their body and drink water as needed to prevent a potentially de...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Athletic Training:

    TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Endurance athletes or those who are very physically active should drink plenty of water -- but only when they feel thirsty, new expert recommendations say.

    Athletes should listen to their body and drink water as needed to prevent a potentially de...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Internal Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a small study of obese patients, weight-loss surgery was better at keeping type 2 diabetes at bay than diet and exercise alone, researchers report.

    In fact, three years after weight-loss surgery, more than two-thirds of those who had a proc...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Extracurricular sports may help children develop the discipline they need to succeed in the classroom, a new study suggests.

    Kids' attention span and level of self-control are linked to their participation in organized, after-school sports, the ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The global obesity epidemic is linked to an oversupply of food available for human consumption, a new study suggests.

    There are enough extra calories available to explain the weight gain reported in many countries around the world, the researche...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who want to stay sharp as they age often turn to brain teasers, puzzles and games, figuring correctly that they'll lose it if they don't use it.

    But a healthy body is also key to maintaining a healthy brain, and that's something many peopl...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Child Neurology:

    FRIDAY, June 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. middle school and high school coaches may not be sufficiently trained and equipped to quickly recognize concussions in student athletes, two new studies suggest.

    Without solid concussion training, coaches may mishandle a student's head injury...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatric Medicine:

    FRIDAY, June 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Regular light exercise can be as good for seniors as moderate or vigorous exercise, according to a new study.

    Moderate-intensity physical activity has been shown to be good for your health. But, this study suggests that seniors should also be enco...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    FRIDAY, June 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Extreme exercise may trigger blood poisoning in people who haven't trained properly, a new study suggests.

    Researchers in Australia looked at athletes who took part in extreme endurance events. Examples of such events include 24-hour ultra-marath...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, June 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High school football players appear to be twice as likely to have migraines as the average person, which may be due to head injuries and concussions the athletes endure during play, two small new studies suggest.

    The first study found that one-t...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    FRIDAY, June 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Certain types of physical activity help you sleep better, while others might leave you tossing and turning, a new study finds.

    Researchers looked at data from a survey of more than 429,000 American adults. They found that activities such as walkin...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    MONDAY, June 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise reduces pregnant women's risk of developing gestational diabetes and also helps control weight gain, a new review shows.

    In the report, published recently in the BJOG: an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Spanish ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedic Surgery:

    FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many young athletes who undergo surgery for a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) need a second operation later on, a new study shows.

    Torn ACLs are widespread among people younger than 21, said researchers at the Hospital for Special Surgery in ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Athletic Training:

    FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It's not clear whether diet and exercise can prevent muscle loss as people age, a new British review finds.

    People lose 30 percent to 50 percent of their muscle mass between the ages of 40 and 80, according to the study authors. Muscle loss can lea...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Add rugby to the sports that can lead to degenerative brain disease, a new study suggests.

    The first case of a rugby player who died from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) -- a condition associated with repeated concussions -- is outlined in a...Full Article