Bracing for Winter and Indoor Sports
by Phil Keida, MA, ATC, Physical Education Teacher
During the winter month’s sports activities such as basketball, volleyball and soccer move indoors. Due to the nature of these sports, along with the type of playing surface on the court/field, and the smaller area involved, there is more likelihood of injury to the ankle. .. Read More
Youth and Older Adult Exercise Design are Very Similar
When designing a fitness program, an exercise professional must consider the unique needs of each Individual, as one size does NOT fit all. Too often, the creative marketing of large fitness companies blinds us to this very important fact. .. Read More
I learn so very much by speaking with children. The old saying, “Children should be seen and not heard” is something I never subscribed to, especially since I spend a large amount of time teaching youngster how to exercise and defend themselves… Read More
A Calamity of Youth Sports
THE most tragic behavior involving children, youth fitness, and youth sports, exists in nearly all adults. A positive outcome is nearly impossible when a parent desires success more than the child. Mothers carry this precious gift for nine months, developing an incredible bond of love and affection for their child. .. Read More
Mild Head Trauma and Impaired Neuromuscular Function
Is Your Child at Risk?
We often think of an injury as something involving pain, blood, unconsciousness, and/or debilitation. All these symptoms are usually enough for us to say, “Whoa, time to hold back, let’s take a break.” These would be considered serious injuries, easy for most of us to diagnose on the spot; for the one receiving the injury, it is even clearer… Read More
Frustration seems to be a part of youth fitness because the world has taught us that results are all that matter. Even children seek visual results and tend to be dominated by how much they “lift” or how fast they run… Read More
Is Your Child Starving?
It has been generally assumed that childhood obesity is the result of children over-eating. The US Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that childhood obesity increased as much as 18% in 2010. As a result children are now at a much higher risk for diabetes, cardio-vascular disease, high blood pressure, bone and joint ailments, and certain types of cancer… Read More
Analysis of National Health and Examination Survey (NHANES) data collected 2005-2010 shows that 75% of the children in the US do not meet the Daily Recommended Intake of drinking water. The data reveal that 25-30% water intake comes from food, 25 – 30 % from drinking water, and the remainder from sugar-sweetened beverages SSB’s)… Read More