Tips for Parents

Fun Holiday Gifts Ideas 4 Kids that Encourage Physical Activity

Fun Holiday Gifts Ideas 4 Kids that Encourage Physical Activity: There are so many cool toys for kids out there these days. So, how should we go about choosing from the wish lists covering your refrigerator? Of course, price can be a major determining factor in the paring process. But my . . .

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Ways Your Family Can Support & Enjoy Women’s Sports Together

Ways Your Family Can Support & Enjoy Women’s Sports Together: A fantastic component in the strategy to encourage your kids to enjoy an active lifestyle is becoming a family of sports fans. But in addition to developing individual team and athlete loyalties, enjoy fandom as a family. . . .

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ASSUMPTIONS CAN BLOCK DAUGHTER’S GROWTH AS AN ATHLETE

ASSUMPTIONS CAN BLOCK DAUGHTER’S GROWTH AS AN ATHLETE: I am writing this post on April Fools Day, but this is no joke. Over the past few weeks alone I have been privy to conversations with parents that include the following: 1)   “My daughter is so short, so she will never be good at . . .

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Healthy Knees 4 Our Girls

Healthy Knees 4 Our Girls: Did you know that girls are 8 times more likely to suffer an ACL injury than boys? (National Institutes of Health Medicine Plus. An Athlete’s Nightmare: Tearing the ACL. Accessed August 7, 2013) I have also read that by the age of 14 years, girls have 5 times . . .

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Top 10 Prevention Tips for Young Athletes

Top 10 Prevention Tips for Young Athletes: Top Ten Prevention Tips for Young Athletes By: Carrie Jaworski, MD, FAAFP, FACSM Director, Division of Primary Care Sports Medicine Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Director Clinical Assistant Professor University of Chicago Pritzker School of . . .

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National Women’s Health & Fitness Day – Showing Your Support

National Women’s Health & Fitness Day – Showing Your Support: On Wednesday, September 25th, women (and girls) have cause to make a statement by engaging in physical activity. Sure, every day we all have an abundance of health-related reasons to balance our days with some . . .

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Game On! Sports Girl Talk: Interviews the Sunset Ridge Girls B-ball Team

Game On! Sports Girl Talk: Interviews the Sunset Ridge Girls B-ball Team: By Barb, Sara and Heather Interesting is an understatement; educational and fun for sure.  We can think of so many positive ways to describe our interview session last week with the Sunset Ridge Varsity Girls Basketball . . .

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