Sean Oxner
5 activities to build resilience in youth athletes
USA Swimming
No matter how much we may want to shield children from the harsh realities of cancelled seasons, lockdowns and quarantines, every child experienced some kind of loss or hardship during the pandemic. But board-certified family physician and TrueSport Expert Deborah Gilboa, M.D., explains that we can use these difficult moments as a learning opportunity to help our athletes become better prepared for inevitable challenges later in life.
To enhance performance, use praise
The Business Journals
Everyone wants to feel important. That is the highest need we all have. Making people feel important is an essential part of managing people, yet sometimes as leaders, we forget this powerful tool we have at our disposal. How effective is your management style when it comes to handing out praise to those you manage? Look through this list and see how many ideas you are not using.
The athlete's guide to conquer quarantines
The effects of COVID and the pandemic were tough on athletes. They suffered shortened seasons, quarantines, and reduced social interaction. The decrease in practice, games, and extracurricular training all lead to detraining. Detraining itself is inconsequential unless an athlete plans to resume activity. The shortened pre-seasons, inability to physically prepare, and reduced training leave athletes unprepared. Young athletes are resilient but consider that fatigue is an independent risk factor for injury.
The 3 nutrition rules professional athletes swear by that we can all use to eat healthier
Many of the principles used by elite athletes apply just as much to the rest of us, and by learning from the pros we can all develop healthier eating practices and mindsets around food.
7 ways to heal your relationship with exercise and movement
As a trainer, one of the things I’ve been seeing a lot — especially in the context of the stress of the past year and the uncertainty going forward — is people wanting to heal their relationship with fitness. Many people are looking to move away from extreme, all-or-nothing behaviors or using exercise punitively, and instead find a way to simply feel good and enjoy what they are doing.
Tips to keep young athletes injury-free
Stanford Children's Health via HealthDay News
Today's young athletes push themselves harder than ever before, which raises their odds for injury, experts say. But there are proven ways to minimize injury rates, according to the Stanford Children's Health sports medicine team.
The body produces new satiety factor during prolonged exercise
University of Copenhagen - The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences via ScienceDaily
Researchers confirm that the hormone GDF15 is released in response to vigorous exercise, but likely not in sufficient quantity to affect behavior or appetite. These findings add nuance to a hormone that is currently under scrutiny for its potential as an anti-obesity medication.
Lockdowns are leaving kids with ADHD in crisis
HealthDay News
When clinical psychologist Maggie Sibley thinks about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, she worries most about the older teens who may drop out of high school and those kids who may be experiencing depression. It would be hard to argue that this year hasn't been difficult for everyone, and that may be even more true for people who struggle with neurodevelopmental or mental health issues.
What USA Triathlon is doing to help make its sport more inclusive
Team USA
With a number of initiatives already in place and more to come, officials at USA Triathlon are actively trying to grow diversity in the traditionally white sport. “The long-term vision is to make triathlon demographics represent the demographics of America,” said USA Triathlon CEO Rocky Harris. “That’s the ultimate goal, but that is the outcome of many other things that have to happen between now and then.”