Why and How is Young Athlete Nutrition Unique?

Why and How is Young Athlete Nutrition Unique?

Do you have kids who play lots of sport? You may be constantly wondering how much to give in to those hungry appetites. I know my girls are always looking Continue reading

Loudy Wiggins on raising sporty kids

Loudy Wiggins on raising sporty kids

  It was such a pleasure to meet with the beautiful mum and four-time Olympic diver, Loudy Wiggins nee Tourkey. We discuss her thoughts on raising sporty kids and she Continue reading

Is strength and weight training safe for young athletes?

Is strength and weight training safe for young athletes?

At the start of last year, my young gymnast (tween) was to commence a specific weight training program with her new gymnastics coach. I had to admit that I was Continue reading

Early Sports Specialisation v Diversification for Young Athletes

Early Sports Specialisation v Diversification for Young Athletes

Many parents believe that early sports specialisation (between 6-12 years old) will provide the best chance for their young athlete to reach top level elite competition. However, there is evidence Continue reading

Recovery Nutrition for Young Athletes

3 R’s of recovery nutrition – Refuel, Repair and Rehydrate As I mentioned in an earlier article, “Protein powders – To shake or not to shake”, I was fortunate to Continue reading

Protein Powders - To shake or not to shake?

Protein powders – To shake or not to shake?

Protein Powders and the seduction of marketing Many young athletes have been enticed by targeted advertising of the very professional looking protein powders on the market and the promise of Continue reading

Does physical activity increase academic performance?

Does physical activity increase academic performance?

Are the fitter kids the smarter kids? There is an increasing body of evidence indicating fitness and physical activity promotes better brain health and can increase academic performance in children. Key Continue reading