Category Archives: sports

Summer Sports and Conditioning

Love the California sun, but summer conditioning and competition can be tough. Make sure your athlete hydrates with 8-10 ounces every 20 minutes. Coaches, athletes and parents should monitor the heat index.Β  The index sorts temperature and humidity into relative … Continue reading

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Game on!

Committed athlete or contemplating jumping in? The pre-participation physical and well check gets it done. πŸ€βš½οΈπŸ₯ŽβšΎοΈπŸŽΎπŸπŸ‰πŸ₯…πŸ’πŸ₯‹πŸ₯ More info and links from the American Academy of Pediatrics here.

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Riding Toys

Wheels. What fun! Ride on toys are terrific for toddlers. Look for low, stable toys, and a helmet. While balance bikes are the latest craze, learning to pedal is an important developmental achievement for your three year old. Again, low, … Continue reading

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Martial Arts: Great Exercise for Kids

Channel your Kung Fu Panda, Karate Kid or Jackie Chan and keep safe. Information on kids and Martial Arts from the AAP here.  

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Sports Rule!

Keep it fun and learn lifelong skills to stay active. Mix it up and participate in multiple sports until puberty to avoid injuries and burnout. Early specialization may not advance athletic goals. Take three months off each year in increments … Continue reading

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What’s the Difference Between a Sports Physical and a Yearly Physical?

As more schools and quick care outlets offer Sports Physicals, we felt that we should explain the difference between a Sports Physical and a Yearly Physical. Many adolescents and their parents believe that a Sports Physical is equivalent to a … Continue reading

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Water Safety

Sun, heat, summer! Stay safe in the water with tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics Video about swimming and water safety is here. Print information about sunscreen, heat stress in children, pool, open water, and boating safety is here. … Continue reading

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Fueling Your Workout

After school practice? Make sure to fuel up at lunch with lean protein and complex carbohydrates. This gives the body time to digest the meal and prime muscles for a work out. After school, have something light and hydrate. Find … Continue reading

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