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Healthy Eating for Kids in COVID 19 Lockdown
Active youth athletes usually have good, healthy diets. But shortages and restrictions that are occurring right now in the face of the COVID 19 pandemic mean that many of them – and their parents, may fall of that healthy diet wagon and begin to lose the edge that a great diet gives them. Or that’s…Read More
How Much Water Do Active Kids Need to Stay Healthy?
Water is one of the nutrients your body needs most. In fact, people have survived as long as six weeks without food, but no one can last longer than about a week without water. Water is the cornerstone that powers almost every bodily function, including brain function. It’s the most abundant substance in the body,…Read More
Great Nutrition Tips for Everyday Young Athletes
Got young athletes in your family? Budding champion gymnasts, brilliant cheerleaders or future NBA players? Whatever their sport feeding them requires knowledge and planning. Not only do young athletes need optimal nutrition for fueling and recovery from training and competing, but they also must meet energy demands of growth. You can help your kids by…Read More
Helping Your Gymnast Cope With the Stress of Competition
The one thing that all kids have to deal with at some point in their lives, and usually pretty early on as well, is stress. Stress from homework, exams, and, if they are a youth gymnast or other athlete, the stress of competition. While gymnastics and athletics are ultimately designed to be fun for kids,…Read More
Youth Athletes and Protein: How Much Do They Need and How Can You Tell They Are Getting Enough?
Protein. We all need it in our diets but are your active kids getting enough? It’s crucial that any child get enough protein, but especially so for a youth gymnast or other athlete. Protein aids muscle recovery when consumed after exercise and should account for 10% to 15% of calories that, according to pediatricians, active…Read More
Is Your Child Consuming Too Much Sugar Without You Even Realizing It?
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,…Read More
Healthy Summer Fruits That Offer Kids and Adults More Than Just Great Taste
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…Read More
Healthy Fast Food Treats for Active Kids? Do They Really Exist?
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…Read More