Teenagers Aren’t Getting Enough Exercise at School, or Anywhere
A new study found that teenagers were only getting 23 minutes of physical activity while in school and only 40 minutes total in a day. They’re basically sitting down for 8 hours and only get exercise when changing classes.This is incredible! I remember gym being almost an hour long. And when school was done I sprinted to the recreation center for either sport practice or to play some more.
Today’s teenagers are just not that active and that’s a problem for a number of reasons. This is a good one for the parents to check out!
The Value of Self- Limiting Exercise
One of main reasons that our clients get such fast results at DSP is because of our belief in self limiting exercise. Most people never improve or plateau because they only train the exercises that they like or are good at. Whether it be lack of mobility or stability, choosing exercises that will challenge your weaknesses should be a major piece in EVERYONE’S workout program.
Gray Cook, the founder of the Functional Movement System who works with some of the worlds top athletes explains why building a strong foundation through self limiting exercises is the best way to improve human performance. Whether you’re looking to increase your lean muscle or improve your speed, this is a must read for all!
Preventing Baseball Injuries: Actions Speak Louder Than Words
The one thing that blows my mind about youth baseball is the fact that the coaches know the ramifications of kids playing and throwing year round, yet they refuse to make any changes. The off season is for an athlete to get better and to improve their craft, get stronger and rehab injuries. However if there is no off season because of playing a single sport year round, how is the athlete supposed to improve? It can’t be done.
Eric Cressey, who works with a number of major leaguers, writes one of the best blogs that I’ve read in a while on the state of youth baseball. And why the injury issue has become the “elephant in the closet” that noone wants to address. We encourage all of our athletes to play multiple sports at DSP, even if it’s just for fun. The benefits are huge and will only help reduce a lot of the overuse injuries we’re seeing with our kids.
Effect of Bovine Colostrum Supplementation on Athletic Performance
There is a lot of buzz and talk in the athletic world going on about the supplementing with Bovine Colostrum. For those unfamiliar with BC, it is the milky substance that comes from mammals the first few days after giving birth. It contains proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, and proteins (antibodies) that fight disease-causing agents such as bacteria and viruses.
Athletes like BC because it is known for building lean muscle, increasing stamina and vitality, and enhancing athletic performance. This is one study done on the topic of Bovine Colostrum supplementation and how it can benefit athletes. I am looking forward to future studies. Pretty interesting stuff!
Sustainable Meat Production Goes Hand in Hand with Renewable Land Management
There’s nothing like a grass fed steak! I love meat and I always go for the highest quality.
This is one of the the best articles on the topic I have read. Dr. Mercola and Nicolette Niman really do a great job here. Make sure to look at the glossary of terms at the end of the article. Very important if you eat meat!
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