There are many people who still question the importance, and value, of having kids and teens take vitamin and mineral supplements. You can get everything you need from a good diet they say. And maybe, years ago, that was true. But in today’s world there are a number of good reasons why such supplements can be pretty beneficial to your child’s overall good health, especially if they are gymnasts. Here are just ten of those reasons:Read More >
Every parent, especially the parent of a young gymnast, wants to try and ensure that their child eats the healthiest diet possible. Great nutrition is a key component in the health and success of any athlete, but it is especially important when that athlete is young and still growing and developing.
Ask most health professionals, nutritionists and dietitians and they will tell you that added sugar is the single worst component of the modern child’s diet. It can lead to weight gain, even obesity, early onset Type II diabetes, an increased risk of heart disease and more. And worse still, it has absolutely no nutritional value to offset those excess calories. And yet as added sugar hides in all kinds of foods and beverages, and, let’s face it, most of us are very fond of at least the occasional sweet treat, can we really blame our kids who do too?Read More >
Fruit is – or should be – a staple of the summer diet of both kids and adults. Especially active kids whose bodies tend to crave snacks to gain more energy. Fruits can be added to salads, eaten alone as a refreshing alternative to standard snack foods and even added to the plain water everyone needs to be drinking to remain properly healthy and hydrated to give it both a flavor and a nutrient kick. And have you ever tried grilled fruit on the BBQ? Totally delicious.Read More >
It’s a common enough scenario. You pick up the kids from their gym, dance or cheer class and they’re hungry. And it’s getting late. And everyone, you included is a little tired and hangry. So, a stop to pick up fast food is certainly a tempting idea for a busy parent. But is that ever a good idea, especially for the athletic child who usually maintains a reasonably good diet?Read More >