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What is Vitamin D & Why Is It so Important for Youth Athletes?

December 18, 2020 3 min read

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Nutrition & DOMS | Best Foods to Reduce Muscle Soreness

December 03, 2020 4 min read

Have you ever woken up the day after a hard training session and your legs feel double their original weight? This was probably something called delayed onset muscle soreness, also known as DOMS Luckily, good daily nutrition can often aid with the symptoms experienced with DOMS and get you moving again the day after your session.
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12 Days of Christmas Nutrition

November 25, 2020 3 min read

With Christmas right around the corner, we’ve put together 12 simple tips to help youth athletes to keep on track with training and nutrition, while still making the most of the festive period too!
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What Should Youth Athletes Eat at Christmas?

November 24, 2020 2 min read

To help you fuel this festive season, we’ve put together a few simple tips to help you build the perfect Christmas dinner and keep you on top of your nutrition, whilst still having fun and enjoying the holiday.
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Is PRO-TEEN still useful in lockdown?

November 23, 2020 1 min read

How PRO-TEEN is still important for youth athletes during the lockdown
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5 Ways For Athletes to Stay Healthy in Winter

October 26, 2020 4 min read

Now more than ever, it’s essential to support our bodies to stay healthy. To help keep youth athletes in top health throughout the winter months, we’ve put together 5 simple areas they can focus on to keep them in the game and performing at their best.
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Are Protein Shakes Safe for Teen Athletes?

October 08, 2020 5 min read

Protein is one of the most important nutrients for athletes, especially for teens. Teenage athletes have the added energy and recovery demands of regular intense sport, on top of the body's natural growth and development through puberty. This means that they not only need to consume more food, but more of the right kinds of foods and at the right time - protein is one of these.  
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INTES-TEEN | How Gut Health Can Improve Performance

October 07, 2020 3 min read

Gut health probably isn’t the first thing youth athletes think of when they think of ways to train harder or perform better. But good gut health is key to good performance and quicker recovery in many different ways. We take a look at what we mean by gut health and how we can make it better to help boost performance.
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Protein & Recovery in Youth Athletes

October 02, 2020 3 min read

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5 Minute Meals for Athletes

September 17, 2020 2 min read

Here at YSN we know how busy youth athletes (and their parents!) schedules are and how tough it can be to find time to cook a healthy and nutritious meals.
But don’t worry! We’ve got your back with 5 mouth-watering meals that can be made with 5 ingredient or less and in less than 5 minutes! 
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Packing Your Backpack – 5 Essential Nutrition Tips for a Day on the Go

September 17, 2020 2 min read

With thoughts about packing training kit, schoolbooks and homework, lunch and snacks for the day are often forgot about or left till the las minute. But, with the importance of good nutrition for fuelling, refuelling, preparing and recovering, we’ve written a quick and easy guide to how youth athletes can pack for a day on the go and get the most out of their training.
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Caffeine | Should Youth Athletes Consume It?

September 14, 2020 3 min read

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5 Nutrition Tips all Athletes Should Know

August 27, 2020 2 min read

Know how important nutrition is to your sports performance, but not really sure where to start? We’ve put together 5 key tips to make sure all youth athletes know exactly how they can fuel their body right and nail their performance in training and competitions to get them to the top of the podium.
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3 Tips to Fuel at School

August 25, 2020 2 min read

With athletes set to head back to the classroom in the coming weeks, we take a look at 3 top tips for fuelling at school to keep up energy levels in the classroom and fuel their bodies for after school training.
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5 Ways Youth Athletes Know if They’re Eating Enough

August 24, 2020 3 min read

When it comes to nutrition, the main thing youth athletes need to consider first and foremost, and something that is often overlooked, is simply whether they’re eating enough!  We’ve created 5 key tips to help ensure youth athletes doing this, simply by listening to their body and how they feel day to day.
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Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S): The Risks of Under Eating

August 24, 2020 3 min read

Youth athletes are at an increased of Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport, or RED-S as it’s more commonly known. But what exactly is RED-S and why is it so important for youth athletes to eat enough? We take a look at the risks and causes of RED-S and how youth athletes can avoid this condition and the impact it can have on growth, health and performance.
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How Nutrition Can Prevent Injuries

July 24, 2020 3 min read

After several months of reduced training, home workouts and more days off than normal, the sudden increase in intensity and volume of training will mean in increased risk of injury as the body adapts. We take a look at five nutrition tips to ensure athletes stay injury free in their return to training.
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Energy Boosts for Youth Athletes | A Guide to Fuelling Before & During Training

July 22, 2020 4 min read

With the hectic schedules that youth athletes have, with 8 hours of school often sandwiched between double training sessions and trying to find time to socialise, fuelling for training sessions can be tough. But that doesn’t mean fuelling the body for a session is impossible!

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Sugar- Why It’s Actually Essential to Youth Athletes

July 22, 2020 3 min read

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CREA-TEEN | Should Youth Athletes Take Creatine Supplements?

July 07, 2020 4 min read

Creatine is undoubtedly one of the most effective supplements for athletes, but do young athletes need creatine and is it safe?
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