It takes nutritious foods to fuel kids through sports practices and help them recover afterward. Skip the protein bars and sports drinks and fuel young athlete with the best snacks for boosting energy. While all snacks should offer up a healthy punch of nutrition for kids, even the run-of-the-mill after-school snack, the best snacks for…Read more
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Should young athletes take supplements? As young athletes grow they require building blocks to support strong, lean, and powerful bodies and also vitamins and minerals to grow. Unfortunately, the average youth diet is often unbalanced and deficient in nutrient-rich foods. Therefore, many parents bombarded with performance enhancing supplements ads that claim to build strength and…Read more
Should children specialize in more than one sport? There is no easy answer to the question, “are multi-sport athletes better than single sport athletes?” Since there are many different opinions out there on the issue and every athlete is different; the simple answer is – it depends. When exploring sports and activities for your family,…Read more
There is often a fine line for parents between encouraging and supporting their children in sports and having extreme, sometimes unrealistic, expectations. Here are five tips from K.C. Wilder, Ph.D., - a former college cycling All-American, two-time national masters short track cycling champion, and professional cyclist, certified sports trainer and sports psychologist - for parents,…Read more
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