Home Schooled Kids at No Greater Health Risk: Study

Years of home-schooling don’t appear to influence the general health of children, according to a Rice University study. A report by Rice University kinesiology lecturer Laura Kabiri and colleagues in the Oxford University Press journal Health Promotion International puts forth evidence that the amount of time a student spends in home school is “weakly or… Continue reading Home Schooled Kids at No Greater Health Risk: Study

Your Fitness is More Than Just Physical, It’s a State of Mind: Study

According to a new study differences in what motivates individuals and how they self-regulate behavior influence how they keep fit. The study appearing in the journal Heliyon, published by Elsevier, associates personal characteristics with whether people are likely to prefer solo or group exercise activities, CrossFit® training, resistance training, or team sports, how frequently they… Continue reading Your Fitness is More Than Just Physical, It’s a State of Mind: Study

Half of Youth Sports Injuries Caused by Overuse and Preventable, According to Doctors

It stands to reason that young people who play organized sports are going to get injured. But while young athletes are susceptible to the ankle sprains, wrist fractures and other acute injuries that are common among competitors of all ages, numerous studies indicate that approximately half of the sports-related injuries among children and adolescents in… Continue reading Half of Youth Sports Injuries Caused by Overuse and Preventable, According to Doctors

Podcast: 5 1/2 Ways to Make Your Family Healthier

Life moves faster and faster by the minute, or so it seems. Our families rarely get the kind of quality time we’d like to get and all too often our family’s health takes a back seat to, well, just about everything. But you can change that, and you don’t have to sell everything, move “off… Continue reading Podcast: 5 1/2 Ways to Make Your Family Healthier

Warm-ups: What’s the Purpose?

With regard to warm-up activities for youth athletes, what’s the main purpose? Is it to stimulate an increase in cardiorespiratory rate and “get the blood flowing?” Is it to improve movement, enhance the stable ROM in major joints? Is it to “get them in here” and fully present to the activities to come? Or is… Continue reading Warm-ups: What’s the Purpose?

Quality of Life Matters for Injured or Concussed Youth Athletes: Study

When we think of the recovery period in adolescents with a sports injury, we tend to focus on milestones marking relief from symptoms, restoration of strength, and perhaps return to play. But what about the effects of sports injury on other aspects of the young athlete’s life? How is the young athlete’s quality of life… Continue reading Quality of Life Matters for Injured or Concussed Youth Athletes: Study

11 Fitness and Health Game Changers for Success in the New Year!

It’s that time of year again! The good cheer, love and warm feelings of Christmas are morphing into the New Year’s Eve festivities. Of course, those are immediately followed by an “oh crap” moment for many people. They suddenly realize the new year is upon them and, if they do nothing different than last year,… Continue reading 11 Fitness and Health Game Changers for Success in the New Year!