The wearing of face masks is becoming a way of life. Even if they are not to be worn while participating in gymnastics and other sports when meets, games and practices do resume the chances are good that at child over the age of 2 or 3 will be asked to wear one when near…

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School’s out – earlier than expected this year – and the kids are ready for some summer fun! Whether organized sports resume this summer remains to be seen, but even in the wake of COVID-19 the summer months provide the perfect opportunity to spend lots of time outside being active. Whether it’s swimming, hiking, biking,…

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According to the American Heart Association, ongoing research shows that the cardiovascular endurance of America’s kids is getting worse. Their research shows a drop of 6% per decade between 1970 and 2010. In fact, the cardiovascular health of children in nations around the world has declined by 5 percent each decade. We just lead the…

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Summer is well and truly here and that means lots of changes occur as a matter of course for many of us. We spend more time outdoors, we tend to make a bit more of an effort to stay in shape (it’s swimsuit season after all) and the sun does something that motivates us (sometimes) to actually make…

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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,…

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As a parent you know that it’s crucial that your children get enough sleep, and that is especially true for teenagers whose school workload gets harder every year while conversely the results they get matter more than ever. Adding gymnastics or other athletic pursuits into the mix means that they need even more energy, making…

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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…

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Looking on the bright side of things is certainly not always easy, and it can often be very hard in fact. Keeping a positive outlook intact when there always seems to more month than money, when the kids are running you ragged, or when your romantic life is more than a little rocky is no…

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