Family & Kids

10 Pieces on Kids' Nutrition and Childhood Obesity

It is important that we give our children the best start in life. Because we all know what kids would eat if it was up to them! Here are ten pieces on kids nutrition to inform and guide you.

The 3 Most Valuable Lessons a Young Athlete Can Learn From the Olympics

For young athletes, the Olympic Games can represent their future hopes and dreams. It can also be a source of valuable lessons in sportsmanship, spirit, and achievement.

6 Sports for Kids Who Aren't "Sporty"

We all know how beneficial sports are for kids. But what if your child isn't interested in the usual sports fare? Here are six options for six different personalities.

Kids Who Lift Weights Are Better at Soccer

Youth soccer is firmly entrenched in American culture, whereas strength training is a bit controversial. A new study shows lifting weights makes kids better soccer players.

Fitness Testing for Kids: What Exactly Should We Be Testing For?

Fitness testing is a snapshot of a point in time, but kids tend to develop non-linearly. How valid is fitness testing for kids and what should we be looking for?

4 Ways You Can Fight Back Against the War on Physical Education

More and more children are growing up uneducated about what it means to be a healthy person. What can we do about it? If you feel that something can and should be done - then read on.

Back to Basics: 4 Ways Youth Athletes Can Increase Performance

In today's society, young athletes are inundated with daily stressors that can adversely affect their performance. How can we mitigate these while keeping them healthy? By taking it back to basics.

Biological Versus Chronological Age in Youth Sports

New research compared different ways to place children in athletics by assessing biological age, rather than simply going by chronological age.

Fit Kids Are Happier and Healthier

In a recent study, greater cardiovascuar fitness and muscular capacity in children correlated with healthier habits and greater happiness.

Should Kids "Participate" or "Compete" in Sports?

Would Michael Jordan have become so great if he weren’t dropped from his high school basketball team? What would have happened if he was kept on the team simply because he was entitled to it?

How to Prepare Kids for Weightlifting Without Weightlifting

If you can make training more enjoyable, children are more likely to accept it. The priority is keeping the child engaged, moving well, and wanting to come back and do more.

Touch My Toes? A Primer on Stretching for Adolescent Athletes

By adding static and dynamic stretches to a sports program, coaches and trainers can greatly reduce the risk of injuries, while guiding their developing athletes to continue to perform optimally.

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