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Health & Fitness
06
Oct
2019

How Exercise Helps Teens with Depression

Teenagers are notoriously difficult–moody, private, and often sulky.  Even the children with the sunniest dispositions can somehow transform into temperamental, irritable adolescents suffering from stress and anxiety. With raging hormones and the stress they deal with in middle school and high school, all of this is considered normal behavior for teens that parents just have to...
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28
May
2019

27 Mind-Blowing Tips For Health, Happiness and Hustling Hard

Here’s your mission, should you choose to accept it… Be fit, be happy and work really hard. Every SINGLE day. It’s how you get ahead. It’s the pathway to purpose. The exact equation for doing epic work. This mission begins and ends with you. Stop accepting things as they are.  Create a disruption. Start a...
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20
May
2019

10 Tips for Preventing Sports Injuries in Kids and Teens

Young athletes today are bigger and stronger, and they push themselves harder than ever before. With sports camps and more structured activities, kids today are increasingly likely to play their chosen sport year-round. But more time on the field brings a greater risk of experiencing sports-related injuries, including ACL and meniscus injuries in the knee,...
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10
May
2019

Why Playing Multiple Sports—Not Just One—Is Best for Kids

Countless benefits of playing multiple sports are being forgotten in the midst of the specialization craze. In this day and age when trophies and scholarships dominate youth athletics, kids are being pushed to specialize in a single sport as early as their pre-teen years. Driven by the professionalization of youth sports, coaches and parents alike have...
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15
Apr
2019

Sports Fueling for Kids

Young athletes must eat right to perform their best, grow and recover. Food is fuel, and proper nutrition will keep kids feeling fit and strong throughout the day! Source:  eatright.org
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08
Apr
2019

How Much Cardio Do Rugby Players Really Need?

In many ways, rugby is a complex sport to train for. Involving virtually every component of physical fitness, plus high levels of skill, rugby players have to be real fitness all-rounders. That means ruggers can’t just go for a jog or hit the gym and expect to be match fit. Instead, they need to follow...
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26
Feb
2019

The Top 19 Best Foods for Athletes

Whether your goal is to get lean, build muscle, or increase endurance, eating right is 80 percent of the battle. Sure, that other 20 percent, exercise, is certainly an important piece of the puzzle, but an athlete relies upon food and drink as both fuel and building materials for a fit, strong body. We are literally...
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05
Feb
2019

5 Healthy Diet Tips and a Diet Plan for Your Teenage Boy

Teenage denotes a phase of rapid change and growth. This probably explains the voracious hunger that your teenage boy experiences. His body needs more calories and energy than most other adults and younger kids in your house. Your teenage boy needs more energy than even teenage girls. This is probably due to his higher rate...
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11
Apr
2018

Fit for Rugby? Five Rugby-Specific Fitness Tests

Rugby is one of the few sports that involves virtually every aspect of physical fitness. This is one of the things that makes it such a unique, entertaining, and demanding sport. It’s not enough to have the fitness of a marathoner or the strength of a weightlifter – you need both attributes and more to...
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04
Apr
2018

Sports Nutrition: Eat Like an Athlete

Elite athletes understand the importance of proper sports nutrition. They constantly fine tune their diets to gain a metabolic edge over opponents. High school athletes should do the same, but this can prove difficult in an era where vending machines seem to fill every corridor of every school in the country. Teenage sports stars who...
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02
Jan
2018

9 Week Bodyweight Workout For Strength & Muscle Gains – (Part 2)

The 9-Week Progressive Bodyweight Workout Phase 2: Weeks 4 – 6 This phase increases the intensity and difficulty. Since you will be performing more challenging moves you will again build up your volume over time. Perform the following routine three times per week on nonconsecutive days such as Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Rest 30 –...
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05
Dec
2017

9 Week Bodyweight Workout For Strength & Muscle Gains – (Part 1)

Not only does this bodyweight routine enable you to gain muscle and lose fat, but also helps strengthen your core, improve your range of motion, and make your entire body stronger. Workout Description Bodyweight training is the fastest growing trend in fitness to date for good reason. The benefits greatly outweigh the drawbacks – because...
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05
Dec
2017

How Exercise Can Help Teen Depression

Although more than 15 million adults struggle with depression, our youth are also vulnerable to this mental health disorder. In fact, approximately 20% of teens experience depression before they reach adulthood. Teens who have depression are more likely to experience the disorder once they become adults and the risk of suicide associated with teen depression is...
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23
Oct
2017

Rugby Player Diet And Nutrition Advice

Learning From Rugby Nutritionists Nutrition is a key part of any sport, and rugby is no exception. Known for its raw physicality and high-impact tackles, rugby places huge demands on its athletes. Along with training, nutrition is important for supporting training goals. A nutritionist’s job is to act as a consultant for a player or team,...
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20
Oct
2017

7 Reasons Why Rugby is Great for Your Health

The Rugby World Cup starts tonight and so we thought what better way to celebrate its arrival than a countdown of just why exactly rugby is so good for you. From physical benefits to psychological and social ones, rugby can offer many benefits to those who play for both on and off the pitch. 7. Rugby...
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19
Oct
2017

The Benefits of Caffeine in Rugby

Caffeine is a popular work-enhancing supplement that has been widely researched in the sport and exercise environment. Caffeine is an adenosine antagonist, meaning it blocks the action of adenosine in the central nervous system (CNS). Adenosine has the impact of increasing pain perception and inducing sedation and relaxation which are generally counter-productive to exercise performance....
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04
Oct
2017

10 Foods Every Rugby Player Needs in Their Diet

Rugby is a sport for many different shapes, sizes, qualities, skill sets and mindsets. Made up of 15 positions just on the field, body shapes and compositions are inevitably going to be vastly different. As a result, so too can be the nutritional requirements required for each position. However, there are certain evergreen foods that...
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09
Oct
2016

Top 10 Health Benefits of Rugby

Developed in England in the 1800s, rugby has become an international sport that has gained tremendous popularity in such countries as Australia, South Africa, Europe and America. The sport has many similarities to American football in that it is a contact team sport with the goal of getting the football over the opponent’s goal line....
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