Tips and tricks for surviving a triathlon. A triathlon, as defined by Wikipedia is a multiple-stage competition involving three continuous and sequential endurance disciplines (mostly swimming, cycling, and running for a specific distance). Why would someone put themselves through this torture you ask? First off, you get bragging rights. It isn’t easy to swim, then… Read More How to Fuel and Refuel Before and After a Triathlon
Summer youth sports can pretty easily lead to dehydration. I know it feels like only yesterday we were pleading for summer to arrive, but it is here now, and it is almost too hot for words! Warm weather brings a lot of great benefits to the table, namely that the kids are happy to play… Read More How to Prevent Dehydration in Children’s Sports
Taking part in sports can help you combat feelings of depression. Of all the mental illnesses in the world, depression is the most frequently diagnosed. Depression is tricky, because it isn’t constrained to one age group, race, gender, or ethnicity. In the United States, 26 percent of adults will suffer from depression at some point… Read More Three Ways Sports Can Help Fight Depression
Even the best young athletes should take the time to read. I know that as parents, we are only in so much control over who our children eventually become. We would like to think we have complete control, but the truth is that no matter what you do, your child’s inherent personality and traits will… Read More Five Sports Book Suggestions for Your Well Rounded Young Athlete
Can a ketogenic diet be harmful for athletes? As anyone with Facebook knows, ketogenic diets are currently everywhere. In fact, just yesterday I wrote an article on the pros and cons of the keto diet. And I would be remiss if I didn’t state once again, that I think fad diets are a short term solution… Read More Is the Keto Diet Safe for Athletes?
When it comes to kids with ADHD, not all sports are created equal. I am a obviously a huge fan of kids sports and athletics in general, but I am also the first to admit that not every sport works for every child. Attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD) children can benefit from exercise of… Read More Five Great Sports for Kids with ADHD
How much alcohol can an athlete drink before it affects their performance? As an athlete, I have never really been much of a drinker. I may have a mimosa at brunch and an occasional glass of wine, but between my physical activity, my job, and my family, I barely even have time to look at… Read More The Effects of Alcohol on Athletes and Sports Performance