Active Parents Have More Active Kids

Children benefit when parents increase their own daily physical activity, according to new research by Statistics Canada. A CBC report on the study explains that a “child’s level of physical activity rises by 5 to [...]

Excellence Takes Time

It has been suggested that a minimum of 10 years of practice (sometimes stated as 10,000 hours) is needed for expert performers in any field to reach the elite level (Ericsson, Charness, Feltovich, & Hoffman, [...]

Sex and the Athlete

Does abstinence really improve performance? To have sex or not to have sex; that is the question. We've all heard the myth that for athletes to perform well, abstinence the night before competition is a [...]

Five Ways to be a Great Sports Parent

Is there anything better than watching your child run or skate around with a smile on their face? Kids will tell you the number one reason for playing a sport is fun. Seeing your [...]

Feeling sore after a workout? Could it be an injury?

Everyone’s experienced that post workout feeling of “Wow! Definitely got a good workout in today”. Or maybe you have experienced DOMS or “delayed onset muscle soreness” where your extremely sore and tight for a [...]

Mom, Dad and Me…and a Healthy Lifestyle

It really is alarming; nearly 31% of Canadian children and youth 5-19 years of age are overweight or obese. And if the trend continues, we’re going to end up with an adult epidemic of [...]

Growth Spurts

My wife and I recently purchased our 12-year-old son a new pair of shoes and new pants only to discover a month later, he’s complaining that he can’t make them fit!!  Geesh. Funny too, [...]

The Dreaded Side Stitch

Most runners know all too well the discomfort of the notorious side stitch. There's nothing worse than that sharp pain "under the ribs" creeping up out of no where to ruin what would otherwise [...]

The Warm Up – Let’s Stretch…Or Not

Growing up, I always lived by the concept of ‘make sure you stretch before exercising, you don’t want to hurt yourself’.  I’m sure we all agree that stretching has been a mainstay of the [...]

Hydration for Young Athletes

It’s encouraging to see the cultural shift towards ensuring our young athletes have water bottles with them at every practice and game.  Parents are filling up water bottles and coaches are now taking time [...]

Fuelling for Competition

We’ve all seen it before, the caring mom or dad passing around a box of Timbits to the players in the locker room.  All in an attempt to give them energy for that big [...]

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