How to solve the mental health crisis in young people, according to young people

If active sports are good for kids, why are so many of them dropping out, being selected out or sitting the bench because injury is keeping them out? That’s the issue I set out to address in my book, Fit2Finish: … Continue reading

Who is watching the children?

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When Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva took the ice for her free skate were you holding your breath? rooting for her? booing her? Did you look away or leave the venue, as it’s reported the USA skating team did? Or … Continue reading

16 Action Items for Healthy Sport, Fitness and Life

The world’s leaders in exercise science and sports medicine met in Minneapolis at the 65th annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine. The result: BIG news and reliable, evidence-based recommendations for physical activity, health and the reduction of … Continue reading

The Brain: Wired for What?

The brain is an amazing organ, a one-of-a-kind instrument, a magnificent work of art. If you doubt it, just look at how it’s protected: a bony skull, liquid cushion, and multiple selective membranes all combine to prevent anything from damaging … Continue reading

Our Secret Weapon Against Stress: Rebooting the Brain

I am angry. Feeling hurt, let down, used, abused, dismissed. I am panicked. Do it now! I don’t care if you’re ready.  I am embarrassed. Everyone is looking at me. What if I mess up again? Everywhere we go in … Continue reading

The key to youth sports success: compete don’t compare

Dear Fellow Sports Parent, What do you want your child to get from playing sports?  Why do you sign him up?  Drive him around?  Go to his games?  Cheer him on?  Why do we go to the trouble? Because we … Continue reading