Youth Fitness

Enhancing General Fitness and Athletic Performance for Children

Khalil Shakeel 0
Daily active play and physical activity have traditionally been an important part of life for children and adolescents. The desire and need for children to move and play has decreased due to their passion for computers and social media (Faigenbaum, ...
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Training Considerations for Older & Younger Populations

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden
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A skilled fitness professional should have the capacity to handle a variety of special populations. The needs and training goals of older adults and children differ greatly from those of teens or young and middle adults.
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Teaching Kids Sports: Foundations for Youth Athletes

Katrina Pilkington
Katrina Pilkington
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The main goal for children, when it comes to exercise, is for them to move. However, while we’re encouraging young “athletes-to-be” how to move their body and move them well, we are setting the foundation for their future in sports and life (in general).
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Stand Up To Childhood Obesity: How Fitness Pros Can Impact The Future

Maria Luque, PhD 0
  Originally published in the Winter 2020 issue of American Fitness Magazine. Lack of physical activity and an increase in sedentary behaviors are leading an overall upward trend in obesity, but the effects on children and adolescents are especially ...
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Can Vitamin E and Exercise Help Kids Learn?

Alexandra Williams, MA
Alexandra Williams, MA
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One hundred twenty adolescents in Saudi Arabia ages 15–18 were assessed by scientists who were curious to discover if a link exists between vitamin E intake, school performance and exercise. Told not to alter their eating or activity habits, the teens ...
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The Effect of Social Media on Kids' Snack Choices

Alexandra Williams, MA
Alexandra Williams, MA
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The news isn’t good regarding the influence of social media on the foods children prefer. In a study published in Pediatrics (2019; 143 [4]) of 176 children ages 9–11, doctoral candidate Anna Coates of the University of Liverpool found that the youth who ...
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Kids and Exercise: Benefits, Risks & Exercise Tips

Adam Annaccone
Adam Annaccone
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Exercise Tips for Kids and Teens According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children and adolescents should participate in at least 60 minutes or more of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity daily (1). However, less than 24% of ...
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Soccer Drills for Agility and Coordination

Josh Gonzalez 0
When it comes to worldwide popularity soccer is at the top of the fan and participant lists. Soccer is a sport that requires all the physical attributes; strength, speed, endurance, agility and mental fortitude. Fitness training for soccer requires
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NASM OPT in Action: Sample Preseason Plans for High School Football and Tennis

Chris Ecklund, MA, NASM-PES, CSCS, USAW, TPI 0
Team and individual success for high-school athletes has its roots in the training that begins well before the season’s first match, meet or game. To help student athletes prepare to play their sport of choice, you’ll want to begin by doing some basic ...
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Understanding Childhood Obesity

Brian Sutton
Brian Sutton
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A growing epidemic facing the next generation of Americans is childhood obesity. This epidemic will have lasting effects on health, wellbeing, and rising healthcare costs. In fact, childhood obesity has roughly tripled over the past 30 years (1). Experts ...
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