The importance of staying hydrated is often overlooked by youth athletes. Dehydration can have a negative impact on both the health and sports performance of high school athletes. But what should teen athletes be drinking during sports. Are sports drinks best, or is water enough?
Is your high school athlete eating enough? I's vital that youth athletes have enough energy to fuel their performance and to prevent injury and health problems. But knowing how much to eat and finding time to get these foods in can be challenging, especially around school and training.
Supporting bone growth and density is crucial for youth athletes involved in any sport, however training in combat sports requires extra attention due to the regular trauma their skeletal system suffers during training.
Youth athletes face many pressures from their sporting world and everyday life. It is important to try and get the balance right, so they can enjoy their different social commitments whilst still performing well. Here are a few challenges teen athletes face and 6 tips to best overcome them.
Fed up with eating plain, beige looking meals? Well, do not worry! Here are a few ways that you can brighten up your plate and get the essential nutrients into your meals for a balanced diet – which is vital for the overall health of the youth athlete as well as their recovery from training
With sports having been put on hold for the best part of 4 months, youth athletes, their coaches and parents will all be desperate to get back on the training ground. But given the lack of training, youth athletes aren't going to be returning to the pitch with their usual levels of fitness. So, how can nutrition help to ensure athletes return to training safely?
With pools having been closed for the best part of 4 months (if not more!), youth athletes, their coaches and parents will all be desperate to get back in the water. But given the lack of training, youth athletes aren't going to be returning to the water with their usual levels of fitness. So, how can nutrition help to ensure athletes return to training safely?
Plant-based diets are becoming increasingly popular for various reasons, especially amongst athletes. To fuel well and stay healthy on a vegan diet, athletes need to plan and prepare this well to promote growth, recovery and performance.
Female athletes have unique nutrition needs. But knowing exactly what to eat and when can be really confusing for teenage athletes who are often bombarded with a host of misinformation. So, to help support our female athletes, we’ve put together a list of 5 top nutrition tips to simplify eating for performance and health.
10 ways to achieve a healthy and a balanced diet in teenage athletes. A healthy and well-balanced diet is essential to youth athletes growth, development health and performance. But this can often be tricky to achieve, especially if they are picky eaters.
We all know how important meeting our 5-a-day is, but we also know that this can be hard particularly for the youth athlete who may not be a great fan of their fruit and vegetables. Here are 8 top tips for easy ways to get in your 5-a-day, especially for youth athletes who are picky eaters.
Young female athletes have a unique physiology to their male counterparts and therefore have different nutritional requirements.
As parents, knowing how to fuel and refuel your young female athlete correctly is key to successful sports performance, health and normal development. But what exactly should female youth athletes eat?
Student-athletes need to take extra care of their physical and mental health due to the pressure of balancing multiple commitments, short recovery times and increased stresses. However, good nutrition can support both the physical and psychological demands of being a student-athlete and performing well.