The current guidelines for exercise for children is a minimum of 60 minutes per day. However, with that said, there may be another solution that may not require as much time. Just as adults are having success with High Intensity Interval Training there was a study published in Sports Medicine that was conducted in Finland… Read More 2 Indoor Winter Activities to Help Your Kids stay healthy!
The current percentage of U.S. Children who are overweight are staggering. The rate of childhood obesity has tripled since 1980, and the rates of obesity in teens have quadrupled from 5% to 20% over the same amount of time (Obesity Rates & Trends Overview, 2016). The good news it is beginning to level off. As… Read More Importance of Exercise in the Youth Population
The National Federation of State High Schools Association recently passed the following rules for the upcoming spring 2017 baseball season. Coaches are now required to follow pitching guidelines based on the number of pitches thrown during a game rather than the number of innings pitched and a specific period of rest days dependent upon these… Read More High School Baseball Pitch Count Rule to Go Into Effect Spring 2017
New Labeling Requirements from the FDA It came across my feed the other day that the FDA was changing the requirements of food labels to list the added sugar to food. To me being a fitness and wellness professional I was thinking well that is about time. Then as I read on in the article… Read More GOOD OR BAD? New FDA Food Labels
It has been shown that children who are relatively sedentary and are opposed to physical activities whether it due to being psychological or physical in nature the use of Active Video Games (AVG’s) may help these children who are apprehensive to become more active. I personally don’t think AVG’s should be used as their only… Read More Should Fitness Technology be used with Children
After reviewing a few articles I had found that the issue with elliptical trainers in general are they were supposed to be designed to reduce the amount of force distributed from ground reaction forces (the point where the foot comes into contact into the ground). Upon further reading I found due to the fixed pedals… Read More Knee Pain and Hip Pain after using Elliptical Machine:
Over the course of the last few years I have noticed that the sport of pickleball has increased significantly in the northeast. I first learned of the sport back in high school when it was introduced to us as an activity in gym class. Being a tennis player at the time it was easy for… Read More Pickleball and its effects on private tennis clubs that don’t have fitness facilities
These are a few apps to try out while traveling both domestically and abroad. These apps will help provide you with healthier options while out on the road. I hope you enjoy. iFlyPro: (cost 6.99) Get the world’s largest airport app with over 700 airports, flight tracking and GPS-enabled in-terminal maps as featured in NY… Read More Must have Apps for the traveling client on the go!
Tips from the latest IDEA Fit Magazine: Optimal Nutrition on a Shoestring Budget by Megan Senger: Swap Salmon with Tuna Swap Quinoa with Barley, Oats or Brown Rice Swap out store fresh berries with frozen store berries or stay in season at a local farmers market Instead of Kale use mustard greens, collards, swiss chard… Read More Eating healthy on a budget
I had a few kids at tennis camp today ask me this question “Well coach what is it you can learn from doing fitness? Don’t you just run as fast as you can and give 100%? I found this to be an interesting opportunity to educate the group through a demonstration of someone jogging down… Read More Coach what is it you can learn from doing fitness? Don’t you just run as fast as you can and give 100%?