Basketball is one of the most popular sports around the world. The risk of injury is present but there are ways to reduce such an incidence. Trauma during training or playing can occur at any skill level. While it is impossible to eliminate chances of injury, the following should be the aim of any basketball …

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It is a scientifically established fact that engaging in sports has a lot of health benefits. For youths, involvement in sports not only immediately offers these benefits but also sets them up for long-term love for physical activity – something that can help them throughout their whole lives. Good physical health can help lower the …

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How to Get Your Kids Exercising

As childhood obesity continues to be a problem across the United States, parents are struggling to find ways to get their kids outside and exercising. Part of the problem is that most kids just want to play and have fun, not spend their time working out and being bored. To solve this problem, parents need …

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5 Tips to Prevent Injuries in Youth Sports

Follow these five tips to be sure that your team members stay healthy and prevent injuries throughout the playing season. Sports and children go together like peanut butter and jelly. It is a great way to get kids into the great outdoors while teaching teamwork and structure. Youth sports are an excellent addition to a …

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Football Concussions: Risks, Signs and Treatment

Although children have a chance of becoming injured no matter what sport they play, it is high contact sports, like football, that carry the biggest risks. One of the more dangerous injuries parents need to be aware of and watch out for are football concussions. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines a …

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Long Term Risks Associated with Football Concussions

  If your teen has a love of football, he may be interested in continuing his career by first heading to play college ball and then trying out for the NFL. Since football is a high contact sports, players are more susceptible to injuries, like football concussions. These can have serious long term affects. It …

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Best Apps for Tracking Physical Activity

When kids join sports teams it is important for them to remain physically fit throughout the season. If exercise is neglected, injuries are more likely to occur. Since teens and younger children have a tendency to spend a little too much time playing video games or using their cell phones, it makes sense to hold …

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Sports Exhaustion

Moms!  It is time to evaluate.  Is your athlete enjoying their sport? Are they setting goals or looking forward to earning that end-of-the-year trophy?  If you are having to even stop and think, it may mean your son or daughter is on the brink of  sports exhaustion.  No worries.  We all get tired.  Everyone needs …

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Preventing Sports Injuries

Kids are just as prone to sports injuries as adults. The only difference is that children tend to heal faster. Once an injury occurs, however, the child athlete must sit on the sidelines for the time frame determined by his or her doctor, and that is no fun at all. It is best to follow …

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Youth Sports Concussion

Moms!  This stuff is serious.  When you hear the word concussion all kinds of alarms should be going off!  It’s not just a blow to the head.  There is so much more that happens when the brain shakes inside the skull than what we realize. Concussions can happen at anytime, anywhere, in a game or …

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You are what you eat!  We’ve all heard that saying,  but it’s extremely true!  As parents it’s our job to instill good habits in our kiddos and healthy nutrition should be at the top of the list.  If you have active kids/athletes, than feeding them the right food and keeping them hydrated is probably the …

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Today we have a special guest post for you!  We are welcoming Angie, a sports mom and physical therapist. ******************** Being the mom of a young athlete is difficult. Finding the right mix of coach, cheerleader, nurse (and lets not forget mom) is a hard thing to do. When your child is injured in a sporting …

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We found affordable & adorable glasses for kids! You can shop for them without even leaving your home.

Your kiddo wears glasses. Every time he or she needs new frames it’s so incredibly hard to find affordable & adorable glasses for kids. In rolls Jonas Paul Eyewear. Glasses shopping for kids just got easy! Let me share with you how quick, easy and fun picking out new frames was for our 12 year old. …

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Summer is a great time for kids to get outside, be active and develop their bodies athletically. There are typically strength and agility camps that are available in many communities, but these exercises can be done at home, without breaking the bank! Below are 5 simple activities with some coaching points that kids of any age can …

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Our bodies are about 60 percent of water!  When you think about that it makes sense that drinking water is SO important.   Drinking enough H2O maintains the body’s fluid balance and so much more.  Which is why we thought it would good to share with you all the great benefits of water but also just …

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As we’ve mentioned in the past, our families have tried to start living a more healthy lifestyle and use more products that are natural.  We have shifted our thinking a little and have starting using essential oils FIRST instead of reaching for over-the-counter meds.  What we have found, is that most of the time the oils …

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The game or practice is over, so what's the best Post-Practice Snacks for Kids? Have them grab these protein filled foods to fuel their body.

When your kids walk in the door after a practice or a big game there is a pretty good chance they are ravishing! And, they will quickly grab anything and everything in site and start eating away! What a body craves and needs after a workout is to rehydrate with liquids and repair muscles with …

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If your kids are like mine, they are:  A. always hungry B. always in a rush and  C. grabbing food as they walk out the door. Trying to get them to slow down and grab something healthy is a constant battle. They think a handful of pretzels will be enough fuel to get them through …

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CrossFit has become all the rage in adult fitness. Find out how CrossFit Kids can lead to higher level of sports performance outside of CrossFit.

Over the past few years, there has been  an increased demand of kids and parents interested in an organized program for children to attend and get introduced to fitness. There are many adults getting fit through CrossFit, and the children of these parents have developed a desire to do what “mom and dad” are doing. …

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TruMoo Protein Plus is the best post workout drink for you or your kids!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of TruMoo Protein Plus. All opinions are 100% mine. Last school year my oldest son started running cross country. Honestly, he’s not really passionate about running, but he is passionate about basketball. Simply put, the cross country season is right before basketball season and he …

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Youth Sports can be both a big time investment and financial investment in our kids. As we write check after check so that our kids can play, there may be thoughts that run through your mind: is this the best use of my child’s time, if they don’t plan to play in college? is this my …

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